MFP Voices

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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Rasheem Carter sitting down with greenery behind him

‘They Told Him No’: Rasheem Carter’s Family Questions Police Details Of Death In Smith County

Rasheem Carter, a Fayette, Miss., native and 25-year-old welder, went missing on Oct. 1, 2022, after telling his mother three trucks filled with white men were following him. On Nov. 2, 2022, Rasheem was found dead and dismembered on private property in Smith County. His mother, Tiffany Carter, and family want a federal investigation into his death.

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