A minority of 35 Republicans, including U.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker, voted to filibuster consideration of an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol insurrection that left five dead, including one Capitol Police officer.
May 8, 2021, was the 70th anniversary of the electrocution of Willie McGee in Mississippi’s traveling electric chair, a grim milestone in the history of civil rights in Mississippi. All these years later, McGee’s family continues to mourn his life and confront the impact of the tragic and undoubtedly unjust circumstances surrounding his death.
Management demanded workers return to their positions, but often part-time and during shifts with virtually no customers coming in. The industry-wide transition to curbside services left many employees working for the tipped minimum of $2.13 an hour with few tips, if any.