Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans in the country and boasts the highest number of elected Black officials, but it is also highly segregated and rather committed to its long history of racial divisions between its Black and white citizens. The recent victory by Hattiesburg’s Miss. Mayor Johnny DuPree, who won the Democratic Party’s […]

From NYTimes.com: A former Justice Department lawyer hired during the Bush administration alleged on Tuesday that the department scaled down a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party last year because his former colleagues do not want to protect white people’s civil rights.

From the NY Daily News: Ethnic frictions are rising in city politics this election year, as black and Latino candidates – who routinely pay lip service to interracial solidarity – are squaring off in districts around the city.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A congressman trying to become Alabama’s first black governor has drawn the ire of the state’s black leaders by refusing to take part in screenings for their organizations’ endorsements.