Mixed race wedding
September 4th, 2019

After learning that her brother and his fiancée had been turned down by a wedding venue in their small Mississippi hometown, Lakambria Welch thought there must have been a mistake. She drove down to Boone’s Camp Event Hall in Booneville, MS to sort things out with the owner. But Welch couldn’t have been prepared for the conversation that followed. Continue reading

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster
July 23rd, 2019

A Mississippi gubernatorial candidate denied a female reporter the chance to travel with him on the campaign trail, citing the “Billy Graham Rule” – which states that men should not be alone with a woman other than their wife. The denial set off a firestorm in the media, with many decrying the candidate’s actions as sexist, and others wondering what the big deal is. Continue reading

Pray to end abortion sign
March 27th, 2018

Last week, Mississippi passed HB 1510, a law which outlaws abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy and gives no exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The new law now becomes the most restrictive abortion ban in the country, but pro-choice groups have been quick to challenge it in court. Continue reading