Ban On Library Books Depicting ‘Homosexuality,’ ‘Lesbianism’ Passes Mississippi House
Mississippi could ban digital books that state law defines as “sexually oriented,” including books with depictions of “homosexuality” and “lesbianism,” from public and school libraries after a majority in the Mississippi House approved an amended version of Senate Bill No. 2346 on Wednesday.
Jackson Mayor Can’t Override Council On Garbage Contracts, Mississippi Supreme Court Rules
Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba cannot veto the Jackson City Council when it votes down a motion, the Mississippi Supreme Court declared in a ruling today.
New Formula For ‘Fully Funding’ Public Schools With Less Money Passes Senate
Mississippi lawmakers will be able to say they “fully funded” public education while spending about $90 million less than what the current law calls for if a Senate proposal to change the formula for calculating what “full funding” means becomes law.
The Black Women Who Sustained The Movement For Social Change
“Many Black women were out-front organizers for civil rights,” Vicki Crawford writes. “But it is no less important to remember those who assumed less visible, but indispensable, roles behind the scenes, sustaining the movement over time.”