Women wearing protective face masks are seen in a bus, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, June 9, 2020. 

Racism against African Americans in China escalates amid coronavirus


In mid-April, reports of “imported cases” of COVID-19 from abroad stoked fears and prejudices in the country.

The Mississippi River near New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Mississippi: Pushed to the brink

downtown yazoo city

Race relations in Yazoo City, Mississippi: A brief history

Development & Education
tattered textbooks at a school in mississippi

Failing and forgotten: Black students languish as a Mississippi town reckons with its painful past

Development & Education
Under a new carbon offset program that is gaining popularity in Congress, oil and gas companies — and other manufacturers of products involving — fossil fuel would have to pay $40 for every ton of carbon emitted into the atmosphere.

New carbon offset program may have the bipartisan support it needs on Capitol Hill

Woman hugs man in evening scene in front of building

The children of H-1B visa holders are growing up — and still waiting for green cards


The Dattas came from India to teach American children in a Mississippi school. But because of their visas, they worry their own child won’t be able to study in the US.

The top of US Supreme Court building is lit at dusk in Washington, Dec. 18, 2017.

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Mississippi anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ law


The justices left in place a June ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals that the plaintiffs — same-sex couples, civil rights advocates including the head of the state NAACP chapter, a church and others — did not have legal standing to bring the lawsuit.

President Donald Trump visits the Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, Dec. 9, 2017.

Trump attends opening of Mississippi civil rights museum, but African American leaders stay away in protest

Global Politics

Trump toured the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and delivered brief remarks, paying tribute to African Americans who fought institutionalized racism, including Medgar Evers, the civil rights activist who was murdered outside his home in Jackson in 1963.

Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward reflects on Katrina


The author was at the end of her summer break when Hurricane Katrina struck her hometown of Delisle, Mississippi.

Strange weather and climate change


A meteorologist connects the dots between the recent floods, tornadoes, blizzards and climate change.