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Latest Bennie Thompson Items
Talk of race relations in America is never simple. Amplified on a public stage by an intense mix of news coverage, speculation and commentary and the topic becomes complicated. Such is the case with the recent racially charged remarks made by a sports team owner, a rancher and a Democratic congressman.
Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson doubled down on racial remarks he made over the weekend, in which he called conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Tom" for standing against affirmative action, CNN reported.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $ 331,596 through the Federal Aviation Administration to Panola County to construct a hangar at Panola County Airport.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $142,200 through the Federal Aviation Administration to Hinds County to rehabilitate the taxiway at the John Bell Williams Airport in Jackson.
"I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. I have known Mayor Lumumba since 1974. One of the reasons I was so public about my support for the mayor, was that I believed once people got to know the real Chokwe Lumumba they would find him to be an extremely bright, caring and humble individual. His election as mayor and very short term in office demonstrated exactly that. This evening the city of Jackson truly suffered a great loss. I would like to extend my condolences to the Lumumba family and the city of Jackson." - U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Democrat, 2nd District.
All four of Mississippi's U.S. House members voted for a farm bill on Wednesday, saying it's not perfect but it's a good compromise to keep agriculture and nutrition programs running for the next five years.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating the Transportation Security Administration for creating a "hostile work environment," according to Tuesday media reports.
Last month, after four years of blown deadlines and cost overruns, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the Secure Border Initiative had been canceled in favor of a more region-specific approach, and now even supporters of the troubled project say it was not worth its $1 billion price tag.