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1,230 new COVID-19 cases, 18 additional deaths reported in Mississippi

JUST IN: MSDH is reporting 1,230 new cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi, which is the highest daily total for new cases in the state yet. 18 additional deaths were also reported.

In an effort to provide better access to technology for its students, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will offer Wi-Fi at all Tribal school locations.

Jay-Z, Meek Mill call for Mississippi to override governor’s veto of prison reform bill

Following Governor Tate Reeves' veto of the criminal justice reform bill, the REFORM Alliance team urged the Mississippi Legislature to override the decision.

URGENT: Call/email Mississippi legislators & urge them to finish the critical work they started by voting to override the Governor’s veto of SB 2123 TODAY. SB 2123 would safely reduce the prison population and save thousands from the threat of #COVID19 !

Arrest of Freedom Summer volunteer Monroe Sharp, along with 100 others, during voter registration drive in Greenwood, Mississippi, today 1964: #Polenbaum 

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POLL: Should Mississippi teachers be given extra sick days if quarantined for coronavirus?

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The governor of Mississippi just read a list of 2020 HS graduates during virtual-graduation and someone slipped-in the name "Harry Azcrac" on him...😂🤣😭

Little girl sobs for her father after he was taken during the Mississippi ICE raids. She pleads for him to be let go: "I need my dad."

Fifty-eight years ago this week, I was released from Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman Farm, after being arrested at the bus station in Jackson, Mississippi for using a so-called "white" restroom during the Freedom Rides. #GoodTrouble 

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57 years ago today I was released from Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman, after being arrested in the Jackson, MS bus station for using a so-called "white" restroom during the Freedom Rides. #goodtrouble 

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When 600 agents were making a show of arresting 680 undocumented immigrants working at Mississippi processing plants, did anyone bother to arrest the employers? Or did they leave them undisturbed in the back room counting their money?

The abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi are appalling attacks on women's lives and fundamental freedoms. Women's rights are human rights. We will not go back.

Right now in Mississippi, gay people can be refused service, and trans people can be refused treatment. Mississippi, you deserve better.

I stand with the women in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, and everywhere, who have the right to decide what happens to their bodies, as we all do.

JUST IN: The House of Representatives has approved legislation making lynching a federal hate crime for the first time in U.S. history. The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act was named for the 14-year-old teenager who was lynched in Mississippi in the 1950s.

Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington—I am once again asking that you get out and vote today. Do it for our kids and grandkids who deserve a habitable planet. Find your polling place here:

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