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'Delta Hill Riders': African-American cowboy culture in the Mississippi Delta

'Delta Hill Riders': African-American cowboy culture in the Mississippi DeltaRory Doyle's ongoing personal project shares the story of African-American cowboy culture in the rural Mississippi Delta, challenging the Hollywood portrayal of the American cowboy. An exhibition opening and talk for “Delta Hill Riders” by Rory Doyle is on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Half King Photography Series in New York City. It will be led by Anna Van Lenten, curator of the Half King Photography Series. The exhibition will run until Aug. 6. A concurrent show at Tikhonova Gallery in Harlem will have an opening reception Sunday, June 17, 2018, from 2 to 5 p.m. with an artist talk at 4 p.m. and runs through July 29, 2018.



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Mississippi mom urgently warns parents to check for ticks after daughter suffers tick paralysis

Mississippi mom urgently warns parents to check for ticks after daughter suffers tick paralysisA Mississippi mom has an urgent warning for parents after a tick bite left her young daughter with difficulty walking and talking.



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Mississippi Delta: Still the heart of poverty

Mississippi Delta: Still the heart of povertyPhotos: Yahoo News national correspondent Holly Bailey journeyed to the Mississippi Delta to find lingering poverty and racial disparities that profoundly moved both Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy fifty years earlier.



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Mississippi official to take U.S. Senate seat of retiring 80-year-old

Mississippi official to take U.S. Senate seat of retiring 80-year-old(Reuters) – A conservative Mississippi state official, Cindy Hyde-Smith, was named on Wednesday to serve as a U.S. senator until a special election in November to replace 80-year-old Thad Cochran, who is retiring because of ill health. Hyde-Smith will be the first woman to represent Mississippi in Congress. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced the appointment, calling Hyde-Smith a “rock-solid conservative.” He said the appointment would be effective April 2, the day after Cochran is to step down after 40 years in the U.S. Senate.



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Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local Support

Mississippi Town Rejects 'Historic' LGBTQ Pride Parade Despite Local SupportLocal leaders in Starkville, Mississippi, denied a request to host what would have been the town’s first gay pride parade.



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Trump’s visit to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum underscores national tension

Trump’s visit to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum underscores national tensionPresident Trump delivered remarks at the opening event for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—while Congressman John Lewis—a civil rights icon — boycotted the President’s visit as an “insult” to the people commemorated there.



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Justices reject appeal over Mississippi Confederate emblem

Justices reject appeal over Mississippi Confederate emblemThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy."



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Walmart cashier in Mississippi helps calm nervous man paying with change

Walmart cashier in Mississippi helps calm nervous man paying with changeA Walmart cashier's simple act of kindness has shown that slowing down and showing patience can sometimes make all the difference.



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Healthy Food Can Be A Luxury In Mississippi, But This Farmers Market Is 'For Everyone'

Healthy Food Can Be A Luxury In Mississippi, But This Farmers Market Is 'For Everyone'Oxford, Mississippi, is known for its regal Greek Revival mansions and the plush magnolia trees that frame its wide roads, but less known is that a high percentage of the town’s residents live below the poverty line and lack access to healthy foods.



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The Latest: Nissan says workers reject UAW in Mississippi

The Latest: Nissan says workers reject UAW in MississippiCANTON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on an election deciding whether the United Auto Workers union will represent workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi (all times local):



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