MISSISSIPPI

politics

Drug Addiction Used to End Political Careers, but That's Finally Changing

Around the country, candidates for local office are opening up about their histories of drug use.
Nick Keppler
4.4.19
Abortion Ban

Mississippi Is 'Gaslighting' Women with Its Abortion Ban, Says Federal Judge

A federal judge struck down a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks, writing in his decision that the state's supposed concern for women's health is a sham.
Marie Solis
11.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Woman Seems Pretty Chill About Flipping Her Car into a Gas Station

Holy hell.
River Donaghey
6.22.18
Photo

This 72-Year-Old Takes Wacky, Wonderful Photos of Life in the Deep South

Jane Rule Burdine is the subject of a new documentary directed by the Bennett Sisters.
Kelsey and Rémy Bennett
4.20.18
Op-Ed

There's Always a New, More Extreme Abortion Ban Around the Corner

This week, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a 15-week abortion ban into law. It's been called the "most restrictive in the nation"—but other states are already in the process of passing even harsher restrictions.
Robin Marty
3.20.18
reproductive rights

Mississippi Governor Signs Country's Earliest Abortion Ban Into Law

There are no exceptions in HB 1510​ ​for rape or incest, and the state was immediately sued for defying Supreme Court precedent.
Susan Rinkunas
3.20.18
crime

Two Pro Witnesses Used Junk Science to Send Innocent People to Prison

A notorious medical examiner and forensic dentist helped doom people for decades in one of America's most nightmarish episodes.
Seth Ferranti
2.22.18
Faith

I Died, Met God, and Came Back as a Roots Healer

The first-person story of Bishop Dickerson, one of the last roots workers in Mississippi.
Bishop Dickerson
2.2.18
politics

Inside the Protests Against Trump's Civil Rights Museum Visit

The president's Saturday visit to a new museum in Mississippi sparked anger, protests, and memories of past struggles.
Cheree Franco
12.10.17
true crime

These White People Profited Off Their Neighbor's Murder

After setting up a robbery that got a black woman wrongly imprisoned for murder, this duo opened their "Goat Castle" up to tourists in Jim Crow Mississippi.
Seth Ferranti
10.3.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Tig Heads Home for Good in the New Season of 'One Mississippi'

The second season of the comedian's semi-autobiographical show premieres on Amazon September 8.
VICE Staff
8.28.17
discrimination

School's First Black Valedictorian Forced to Share Title with White Student

After graduating first in her class at Cleveland High School, Jasmine Shepard was told that a white student with a lower GPA was named her "co-valedictorian." Now, she's suing the historically segregated school for discrimination.
Leila Ettachfini
7.28.17
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