Civil liberties groups have filed a federal class action lawsuit charging that inmates at the jail in Scott County, Miss., are “indefinitely detained” and denied counsel.
Eddie Lee Howard Jr. was convicted of murder largely because of what many experts call a far-fetched match of his teeth to purported bite wounds.
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.
From the International Herald Tribune archives: African-American pupils attend public school in Mississippi for the first time in 1964.
A state judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday that sought to overturn Senator Thad Cochran’s victory in a Republican primary runoff.
Inspired by the memory of her grandmother, Alysia Burton Steele has documented the experiences of 50 African-American women in text and image.