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Lesbian couple threatened with rape over pro-LGBT ministry

A lesbian couple behind a pro-LGBT ministry received a threatening phone call Saturday after a documentary featuring them aired earlier this month. Brandiilyne Dear and Susan Magnum, who founded The Dandelion Project out of Laurel, Mississippi, said the man called through their Google phone number. In the call, which they…

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Alabama Congressman warns of “war on whites”

Republican Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama warned Monday that national Democrats and President Obama are waging a “war on whites.” Brooks made the comments while discussing the United States’ immigration crisis. Ingraham played a clip of Ron Forunier of the National Review on Fox News Sunday saying the Republican Party would…

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Chris McDaniel attorney says Voter ID doesn’t stop voter fraud

  Requiring voters to show photo identification to vote doesn’t stop much voter fraud, the attorney representing State Senator Chris McDaniel said Monday. McDaniel’s lead counsel, Mitch Tyner, made the remarks in a press conference Monday while announcing McDaniel’s decision to mount a legal challenge to the results of the June…

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Oversimplifying Ferguson: The Problem is Bigger Than the Police

How Poor Black Men Perceive Law Enforcement is Framed By More Than Police Encounters: Broader Perceptions of The Justice System Held By Those It Has Failed Much of the discussion surrounding Michael Brown being fatally shot by a police officer and the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri has concerned perception…

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Why Welfare Resentment Laws Will Only Expand Welfare

Mississippi’s law requiring drug testing for welfare could have the paradoxical effect of raising the state’s welfare costs. Mississippi’s welfare drug-testing law unfortunately went into effect August 1. All too often I come across a meme on my Facebook newsfeed reading something along the lines of, “Shouldn’t you have to pass a…

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The Dandelion Project Will Keep Fighting for Love

One week after the premiere of Showtime’s “L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin,” which featured my partner and I and the lesbian community in South Mississippi, we were having dinner in the safety of our home when our business line rang. Instead of the expected typical question about gym membership…

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Guilty at First Glimpse

Due process is for everyone, no matter what you think of their Facebook photos. There is a disturbing new trend in American culture. I’m not talking about the go to arguments, like the almost daily reports of gun violence sweeping the nation. I’m also not talking about the unreasonably high…

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Ole Mess

The following is an opinion piece by Brian Powers. I am an Ole Miss Rebel. I love this school. I always have. I’m proud to attend the university at a time when we are finally accepting the horrible incidents that were a product of terrible race relations for the state of…

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Why Racial Injustice Persists in New York City, Mississippi, and Everywhere Between

Letter to the Editor   The following is a reader response to Zachary Breland’s opinion piece, “Mississippi is Still More Racist Than New York City.” On May 25, Zachary Breland’s opinion column responding to the Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown episode covering Mississippi took the position that “targeted racism in the…

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Rosco Bandana: Time to Begin, Again

Growing has its pains, and Rosco Bandana is experiencing them. The band, that hails from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, won the first Hard Rock Rising contest, and was given a record contract two years ago. Since then, they have been touring the country and have shown no signs of…

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From debt to Diagon Alley

A Deep South Daily Prophet Exclusive Unlike Harry Potter, Matt Kelly couldn’t open doors with the wave of a wand. He had to earn a spot on the Universal Creative team that brought Universal Studios’ newest addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley – to life. Kelly’s journey…

19 of Maya Angelou’s Greatest Quotes

The bird is no longer caged. Writer and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. Throughout her life, Angelou inspired millions with her poetry, wisdom, and courage. She broke barriers – not only for African Americans – but for women as well, proudly proclaiming: “Phenomenal woman,…

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‘Gravesend’ by William Boyle

A DEEP SOUTH SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW Genre fiction has largely lost its luster. Novels written in specific genres are usually formulaic, consisting of ideas that have been used over and over. However, every now and then, you come across a novel that breathes new life into a specific genre. William Boyle…

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Why We Shouldn’t Entrust Our Memories to Social Media

The desolation of MySpace demonstrates that we can’t count on social media to preserve our personal records – our photographs, our letters, our lives. The exploration of abandoned locations has become a pretty popular topic over the last few years. There just seems something poetic about seeing a location that…

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Rosco Bandana: Time to Begin, Again

Growing has its pains, and Rosco Bandana is experiencing them. The band, that hails from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, won the first Hard Rock Rising contest, and was given a record contract two years ago. Since then, they have been touring the country and have shown no signs of…