Category Archives: Mississippi

In Memoriam: Mary Beth Stanley, 1968 – 2016: “Think of Me”

Her name was Mary Beth Stanley. I am her father, and she was the older of my two daughters. Please remember her. No child was ever wanted more. I was reluctant to have another kid, because money was tight and … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: AFTERIMAGE

 NONA BLYTH CLOUD Writing poetry in reaction to headline news is risky business. Even some of the best poets have written work so momentary about a particular incident it’s glaringly out-of-place in their future collected works. But when a poet … Continue reading

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One year ago tonight, a brave heart was stilled. The Brandi Nicole Stanley story.

This is a story that begins with the ending. I have been working on the Brandi Story for twenty-five years. I write a few pages, and then start over. I made up a kind of biographical essay that we gave … Continue reading

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Morning Open Thread – Mississippi Pot Roast; the recipe that ate the internet.

Morning Open Thread is an open discussion forum for human interest news of the day. The Mississippi Pot Roast has been called the dish that ate the internet.  It is probably the easiest pot roast recipe I have ever seen.  … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: RIFT

by Nona Blyth Cloud We sometimes forget how closely History is following behind us. Only 50 years ago, it was still illegal for people of different races to marry in 16 U.S. states, mostly in the South. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

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Police Chief of Gulfport, Mississippi, Says That Open Carry Incident in a Walmart Store Could Have Turned into ‘Violent Misunderstanding’

By Elaine Magliaro Leonard Papania, the police chief of Gulfport, Mississippi, appears to be unhappy with his state’s open carry laws “after a man strolling through a Walmart Sunday night menaced shoppers by loading and racking shells into his shotgun…” The … Continue reading

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LYNCHING IN AMERICA: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror—A Report from the Equal Justice Initiative

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier today, the Equal justice Initiative (EJI) released a report of a multi-year investigation titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. EJI discovered that lynchings in this country were more extensive than had been … Continue reading

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