A hundred years on from its birth, the music continues to speak to the heart — an art form that also serves as social commentary, communal history, and cathartic release.
According to an analysis by The Hechinger Report, 150 schools in eight states across the U.S. used corporal punishment, or a form of physical pain, on 20% or more of their students that year. Sixty-nine of those schools, such as Collins Elementary School, are in Mississippi. Tara Garcia Mathewson investigates how and why this practice […]
For eight years, a man with amnesia lived at a hospital in Mississippi. Who was he — and why had no one come looking for him?
“A behind-the-scenes look at a year-long investigation into Mississippi’s laws that automatically put some kids as young as 13 into adult prisons and jails.”
“How a shrinking city, aging infrastructure and racism left thousands of Jacksonians without water for weeks.”
Writing about the culture and beauty of the Mississippi Delta requires seeing the mighty river as more than a line of water.
At The Trace, Casey Parks tells the story of a Mississippi father seeking justice after learning a faulty rifle is responsible for the death of his younger son.
Roger Stringer, a father and gun owner in Mississippi, testifies against his older son, Zac, in the shooting that kills his younger son, Justin. Zac goes to prison, but eventually Roger learns that the rifle in the incident — a Remington Model 700 — is at fault.
“’I’m good,’ I told him. I didn’t tell him I was running eleven miles, playing two hours of ball, and eating eight hundred calories a day.”
Why would a successful black woman move from the Bay Area back to Mississippi?