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Emmett Till: Bryant admits lies

On Thursday, Jan. 26, news broke that Carolyn Bryant, the white woman who accused black 14-year-old Emmett Till of whistling at her in 1955,...

Senators pass unnecessary hate crime bill

On Thursday, Jan. 26, Mississippi senators passed the “Blue, Red and Med Lives Matter Act” in a vote of 37 - 13 to protect...

Black Bloc embarrasses activists with violence

After Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, the Black Bloc, an anti-fascist group with more than 500 members, went out into the streets of...

Lemony Snicket series a fortunate remake

When Netflix announced its remake of the popular book series and movie “A Series of Unfortunate Events” starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf,...

Black Twitter reappropriates racial slur thanks to Yahoo

On Jan. 5, an employee at Yahoo Finance made a huge typo when tweeting a story about president-elect Donald Trump’s desire to have 350...

2016: The Year of Realizing Things

After an unbelievable election season, tons of celebrity deaths, the release of amazing albums and a sudden interest in animal rights, 2016 has certainly...

Internet activism sparks awareness, not change

At the end of October, Facebook users began sharing statuses encouraging their online friends to check into the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North...

Cultural appropriation: It’s my culture, not your costume

As October is ending, I can’t help but wish that I had written this article sooner, because by the time most of you read...

Makeup company alienates black customers

On Sept. 21, inexpensive makeup brand ColourPop received widespread criticism from its black customers for labeling its dark Sculpting Stixs (used for contouring) offensive...

Oxford High superintendent implies segregation

On Sept. 29, Oxford High School’s newspaper The Charger published an article that took the Oxford community by surprise: “District considers opt-in school for...

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