Category Archives: Missisippi Political Pulse

Daily Journal: Bryant Won’t Debate Gray

Bryant won’t debate Gray: Daily Journal Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he won’t debate his Democratic challenger, Robert Gray, before the Nov. 3 general election. His decision is bound to disappoint voters who wanted to see how Gray, a long-haul trucker with the CB handle Silent Knight, would fare in a side-by-side format with one […]

Prayers for My Friend, Greg Pirkle

Our thoughts and prayers are with Greg Pirkle and his family after the tragic death of his wife, Lisa yesterday. I got to know Greg during the First District special election this past spring. Greg placed 4th in the crowded field of 13 and out-raised the other candidates to succeed Rep. Alan Nunnelee. Lisa taught […]

NAACP’s #JusticeSummer in Full Effect

Led by NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, America’s Journey for Justice – a historic 860-mile march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, DC – will mobilize activists and advance a focused national policy agenda that protects the right of every American to a fair criminal justice system, uncorrupted and unfettered access to the ballot […]

Madison County Journal: Blackmon Edges Jones for Seat

By MICHAEL SIMMONS Madison County Journal Blackmon edges Jones for seat: Madison County Journal Barbara Blackmon appears to be the next state senator for District 21, narrowly beating incumbent Kenny Wayne Jones for the seat that encompasses Madison, Attala, Leake, Holmes and Yazoo counties. Uncertified results have Blackmon with 4,864 votes to Jones’ 4,794 votes. […]