The Daily Mississippian

Online version of the Daily Mississippian, student newspaper for the University of Mississippi in Oxford since 1911

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Thousands celebrate, remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy 50 years after assassination

MEMPHIS — The eyes of the world were on the balcony in front of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel on Wednesday just as they were 50 years ago when the shot that ended the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life rang out across America. Thousands from all across the United States and world gathered at and around the motel, which is now home to the National Civil Rights Museum, where King was assassinated...

News

Muslim communities of Oxford, Memphis observe tradition in passage of Ramadan

The DM News

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al-Fitr last week, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and many Muslim Americans found themselves honoring the celebration in and around Oxford and Memphis. Ramadan is a time to abstain from natural and carnal desires through fasting and time of deep self-reflection, prayer and charity. Mariam Khayata is the Communication Director for 901 Ummah,...

Sports

Athlon Sports lists two Rebels as 2019 Preseason All-Americans

AJ Brown and Greg Little made the cut as the only two Rebels featured on Athlon Sports’ recently released list of Preseason College Football All-Americans. AJ Brown was an obvious choice at wide receiver for First Team All-American. Brown, the stand out playmaking junior from Starkville, is coming off an explosive and unstoppable 2017 campaign where he accounted for 1,252 receiving yards and 11...

Lifestyles

‘Florida’ echoes Lauren Groff’s sentiments on the frail nature of humanity

Lauren Groff took the literary world by storm with her 2015 novel “Fates and Furies.” The novel was shortlisted for the National Book Award, and Barack Obama named it his favorite book of 2015. Groff is back again this summer with the release of her latest work – a similarly potent collection of short stories titled after Groff’s home state of Florida. “Florida” reminds readers of its...