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Medical pioneer Dr. Aaron Shirley has died

Medical pioneer Dr. Aaron Shirley has died | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
Dr. Aaron Shirley has died
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Leading healthcare and civil rights icon, Dr. Aaron Shirley, left his mark on the planet. His work had an impact around the world, and he will truly be missed for his vision, intellect, entrepreneurial spirit, and his kind heart. God rest his soul.

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Nanobiosym | Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE - YouTube

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A possible answer to getting control of the Ebola virus... And she's from Mississippi.

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Bob Santelli with Grammy Museum speaks at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. - YouTube

Bob Santelli with Grammy Museum speaks at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. First annual International Conference on the Blues held at Delta ...
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What's America's greatest, most influential export? Its music. And where was American popular music born? Mississippi!! That's why the only other place outside of Los Angeles to rate a Grammy Museum is Cleveland, Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta where black sharecroppers birthed the baby called the Blues that serves as the root of all music American.

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Texas wants US Supreme Court to help it block Confederate license plates - Washington Post (blog)

Texas wants US Supreme Court to help it block Confederate license plates - Washington Post (blog) | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
Texas wants US Supreme Court to help it block Confederate license plates Washington Post (blog) At least nine other states offer Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates, as pictured at the bottom of this post: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana,...
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Is the Sons of the Confederacy specialty tag a question of free speech or a government-sanctioned nod to the support of slavery and the culture that spawned it?

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'Freedom Summer' app teaches about forces that shaped passage of Civil Rights Act: IUB Newsroom: Indiana University

'Freedom Summer' app teaches about forces that shaped passage of Civil Rights Act: IUB Newsroom: Indiana University | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
"Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964" is now available as an iPad app and on the Web. The game-based interactive learning module from the IU Center on Congress explores the relationship between the civil rights movement and Congress' passage of civil rights legislation.
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Great app! Freedom Summer!! Never have so many brave young people taken to the streets and dusty back roads of Mississippi in pursuit of justice and fair treatment.

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Your guide to weekend entertainment

Your guide to weekend entertainment | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
Find out what is happening in the metro area from this weekend through to the next
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I'll be pinch-hitting for Jay Unger in the production of "Voices of Freedom Summer" tonight through Sunday at the MS Museum of Art. Performances are at 7:30 each night, with 2PM matinees on Saturday and Sunday. It's a powerful production!

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Anti-poverty talk from conservative Paul Ryan?

Anti-poverty talk from conservative Paul Ryan? | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
Quick quiz: Which potential 2016 presidential candidate had this to say about federal anti-poverty programs last week?
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Is Paul Ryan speaking "the language of compassion" or just trying to move the tea-partied Republican Party back to the center? One thing's for sure: block grants ain't the way to go in Mississippi. 

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Consul General Treco meets with officials in Mississippi - thebahamasweekly.com

Consul General Treco meets with officials in Mississippi - thebahamasweekly.com | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
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Consul General Treco meets with officials in Mississippi
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JACKSON, Mississippi -The Hon. H. Ricardo Treco, Bahamas Consul General to Miami, recently met with Mississippi Lieutenant Governor J.
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It's better in the Bahamas, and was pretty good in Jackson during a recent visit by the Consul General.

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Cornell William Brooks

Cornell William Brooks | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People named Jackson State University alumnus Cornell William Brooks its next national president in May.
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JSU grad Brooks will do a great job leading the NAACP!

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Want to beat racism? Start a business

Want to beat racism? Start a business | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
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Nels Abbey writes about challenges faced by blacks in Britain to become entrepreneurs.  Same situation exists in most pockets of the U.S. We need more black-owned and operated businesses, but it's easier said than done. As black unemployment continues to skyrocket,  entrepreneurship is an important alternative. Key is finding proper resources and training.

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When the Right to Vote Wasn't a Right - Daily Beast

When the Right to Vote Wasn't a Right - Daily Beast | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
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When the Right to Vote Wasn't a Right
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In 1890, a delegation appointed by the Mississippi state legislature convened in Jackson to adopt a new state constitution.
John Horhn's insight:

With the racially-charged Republican primary run-off for US Senate as a backdrop, comes a searing retrospective of Freedom Summer when, in 1964, students and volunteers from Mississippi and the rest of the country aggressively challenged voting and other restrictions placed exclusively on black Mississippi citizens. Watch the PBS documentary tonight from 7-9PM, with a repeat early Wednesday morning 1-3AM.

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Cost of progress: Demise of black businesses | Black Politics on the ...

Cost of progress: Demise of black businesses | Black Politics on the ... | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
State Sen. John Horhn was president of the ninth-grade class at what had been the all-black Powell Junior High in Jackson when he and other African-American students were transferred to Chastain Junior High in January ...
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Reflection on the past, focus on the future: desegregation in  Mississippi holds bittersweet memories and lessons for going forward.

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Downtown Jackson Events : Downtown Jackson Partners

[Downtown Jackson] Central Mississippi Blues Society Jam http://t.co/Lp9UOyR7MA
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MS BLUES MARATHON--Runnin' the Blues in downtown Jackson!! Great event for the city!
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New Stage Theatre Hosts Conversations on “All The Way” | Events | Mississippi Humanities Council

New Stage Theatre Hosts Conversations on “All The Way” | Events | Mississippi Humanities Council | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
Mississippi Humanities Council
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Went to sneak peek of this riveting drama at New Stage last night. Show is awesome and very instructive on a major turning point in American history. A must-see!

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Muddy Waters - Best Of Muddy Waters - Vintage Delta Blues - YouTube

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Vintage Muddy Waters: It doesn't get much better than this!

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Cottonmouth: Who Can't Vote on Election Day

Cottonmouth: Who Can't Vote on Election Day | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
Who Can't Vote on Election Day http://t.co/i9WO2jk63S
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Once a person has paid their debt to society, they shouldn't have to continue to serve a life sentence by having their right to vote, to hunt or fish, to hold a professional license or certification (the list goes on) stripped away forever. It's high time for the legislature to become more realistic about helping former felons find a new path to productive citizenship; otherwise, the adage, "once a felon, always a felon" prevails.

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"You've Got To Hurt Before You Heal" - Bobby "Blue" Bland - YouTube

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"Just when you think the pains all gone, don't fool yourself 'cause here's the deal: that's the way love works. You've got to hurt, love, before you heal."

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KiOR: Money will run out next of money month, bankruptcy possible - Mississippi Business Journal (blog)

KiOR: Money will run out next of money month, bankruptcy possible - Mississippi Business Journal (blog) | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
KiOR: Money will run out next of money month, bankruptcy possible
Mississippi Business Journal (blog)
The company, which built a refinery in Columbus to turn wood chips into synthetic oil, owes Mississippi $69.4 million.
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Another corporate welfare giant in Mississippi appears ready to bite the dust.

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Time Brings About a Change - Floyd Dixon - Time Brings About a Change - YouTube

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Floyd Dixon: "Time brings about a change; nothin' remains the same...the people lived here a year ago, they don't live here no mo'. A beautifully deep and sad song about life.

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Sandra Bullock might shoot 'Tupperware' film in Miss. - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Sandra Bullock might shoot 'Tupperware' film in Miss. - Jackson Clarion Ledger | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
Sandra Bullock might shoot 'Tupperware' film in Miss.
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi native Tate Taylor has made his last two movies in Mississippi - "The Help" and "Get on Up". Could the Magnolia State be featured in a third?
John Horhn's insight:

Will "Tupperware" be burped in Mississippi? Stay tuned to see if Sandra Bullock returns to the Magnolia State to team up with Tate Taylor on his next project.

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Lightnin Hopkins - Bluebird Blues.wmv - YouTube

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Lightnin' Hopkins asks the bluebird to deliver a letter to Miz Glory Bee about her leaving him in misery. Classic country blues!

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Mississippi's Unemployment Rate Nation's Highest

Mississippi's Unemployment Rate Nation's Highest | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
The Phil Bryant economy continues to drag Mississippi down. Reports out this afternoon show Mississippi's unemployment rate to now be the country's highest - now at 7.9 percent. This now means over 100,000 Mississippians are out of a job.
John Horhn's insight:

What better sign do we need in order to see that Mississippi really needs to re-vamp its incentives programs, focus on the hard-to-serve,  strengthen its education and training programs?

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Hospital deal moves forward with approval as economic development project | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

Hospital deal moves forward with approval as economic development project | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Senator John Horhn | Scoop.it
NATCHEZ — The Mississippi Development Authority has given its blessing to local ...
John Horhn's insight:

They did it in Natchez and twice in Pearl. Maybe we should establish a Regional Economic Development Alliance to get Farish St moving. Definitely a creative approach that might help us attract a strong developer.

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@WAPO notes the racial tension and general uncivility in the last of the #mssen runoff campaign

Republican Senate primary drawing conservative groups from across the U.S.
In its final days, the race has become a bitter and ugly contest with relatively little attention paid to the policy differences between the two candidates.
John Horhn's insight:

 Today's MS Republican primary run-off will determine its standard-bearer and how far Mississippi will go or how far Mississippi will go back in its representation in Washington.

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