U.S. Has A Long History Of State Lawmakers Silencing Elected Black Officials
“As a sociologist who studies race and ethnicity, I have closely followed these moves by the states,” Rodney Coates writes. “Throughout U.S. history, I see three main periods of legislative disenfranchisement in which legislative bodies have voted to expel members.”
Mississippi Is Paying Lawyers TANF Funds to Recover Misspent TANF Funds
The State of Mississippi has used nearly $2 million in federal Temporary Assistance For Needy Families welfare funds to pay auditors and lawyers as part of its effort to recover millions in misspent TANF funds since 2021, state records show.