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Nobody Sings the Blues the Way Mississippi Women Sing It

The Meridian Jazz and Blues marker honors blues and jazz performers that have played pivotal roles in musical history, locally and nationally, laying a foundation for future music genres. But Karen Hinton writes that many Mississippi blues women, especially Black women, are left out of the conversation and off of these historic markers, and most are not mentioned at all compared to men artists.

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Serve the Warrant: Black Mississippi Leaders Must Demand Justice for The Murder of Emmett Till 

Members of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation found an unserved 1955 warrant in the Leflore County Courthouse on June 21, 2022, for the arrest of suspects in the kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till. Leflore County native Dr. Emmitt Y. Riley III calls for accountability from District Attorney DeWayne Richardson and other Black political leaders, demanding them to “open a new investigation and finally move toward justice for Emmett Till.”

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