Archive for 'Mississippi'

Deryl Dedmon is being charged with running over James Craig Anderson, an African American man, with his pickup truck because of the color of his skin. Dedmon pleads not guilty although he can be seen on tape running over the man who obviously was trying to get away from him.

Deryl Dedmon, 19, is charged with running down James Craig Anderson, 49, with a pickup on Jun. 26 in Jackson, Mississippi. Authorities have called the case a hate crime and the U.S. Department of Justice has launched its own investigation into whether federal charges can be brought. READ MORE

James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old plant worker, was standing in a parking lot in Jackson, Mississippi, when two carloads of white youth rolled up on his and started beating him to a pulp. While beating him, they screamed racial slurs at him and yelled “white power.” After beating him, the main instigator and driver of a Ford 250 truck, allegedly ran over Anderson as he stumbled away from the scene, crushing him with the car and killing him.

The teens were partying in a nearby mostly white county, when 18-year-old Deryl Dedmon told some of his friends, “let’s go f&*% with some niggers.”

The thing is, the whole incident was caught on video! A nearby surveillance camera caught the whole thing! Check out the video: READ MORE

Brandy Saddened By The Death Of Teenage Friend

Singer Brandy is deeply saddedened by the death of a young girl who she helped to receive a heart transplant. The R&B song-tress launched a money-raising campaign to fund a life-saving operation for 17-year-old Jessica Harris, who hailed from Brandy’s hometown of MCComb, Mississippi and suffered hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Brandy flew Harris out to California for a birthday party in October (10) to lift her spirits ahead of her February (11) transplant.

But the story has ended in tragedy following the teenager’s death in a New York hospital on June 2, 2011, and Brandy has released a statement to express her grief.

“Jessica was and will always be an inspiration to our family. In the face of her illness, her courageous spirit and positive outlook gave us memories we will cherish for a lifetime. We were touched by the outpouring of generosity from the public when we set up a fund on her behalf to help cover her medical and travel expenses.”