- A Lost Hope: Remembering Lil Lonnie and 2018’s Deadliest MonthRising hip-hop artist Lonnie "Lil Lonnie" Taylor, 22, was driving around his hometown of Jackson with a woman in the passenger's seat around 10 p.m. on April 29. Suddenly, someone fired into his car striking him with bullets, and he ...
- Rachel Phuong Le: Food’s Biggest Fan Rachel Phuong Le is preparing to launch her own restaurant, Poké Stop, in Jackson as part of the incoming Cultivation Food Hall, set to open in the District at Eastover this summer.
- Private Prison on Trial: Inmates at ‘Bleak’ Facility Tell Harrowing Stories Merlin Hill was one of 19 inmates who testified during the five-week class-action trial against the Mississippi Department of Corrections for what they describe as appalling conditions at the privately run East Mississippi Correctional Facility near Meridian.
- Amazing Teens 2018In the current political climate in the U.S., teens have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with, and that they are pretty amazing. Each year the Jackson Free Press honors some of the local teens doing amazing ...
- Ready to Engage: The JFP Interview with JPD Chief Anthony MooreInterim Police Chief Anthony Moore, known since Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba appointed him in January as a man of few words, opened the door to his office in the Jackson Police Department on April 11. He was cheerful and ready ...
- The 2018 Crossroads Film FestivalMost film blocks in this year's Crossroads Film Festival will screen at Malco Grandview Cinema.
- Crossroads Goes Back to Its RootsCrossroads Film Festival is going back to its roots this year, Festival Coordinator Michele Baker says.
- Mixed Messages: The JFP Interview with Big K.R.I.T.Justin Scott, better known as hip-hop artist Big K.R.I.T., says that he has always felt like a bit of an anomaly.
- A Platform for CommunityOn Thursday, March 22, Cathead Distillery in downtown Jackson was bustling with activity at JXN Gumbo as J.J. Townsend launched his nonprofit community crowd-funding platform, Citizenville.
- Oh, the Places You'll Go: Project EJECT Expels Gun Offenders to Faraway PrisonsU.S. Attorney Michael Hurst has charged 35 people since he first announced the anti-crime initiative Project EJECT in late 2017.
- St. Paddy’s Celebrates 35 YearsHal's St. Paddy's Parade (formerly known as the Mal's St. Paddy's Parade) may be a cultural staple of Jackson now, but for residents on their way home from work in 1983, its first iteration was simply the cause of a ...
- The Lucky Round-UpPlenty of local places have plans for this year's Hal's St. Paddy's Parade in Jackson. Here's a list of some of the festivities to be found this weekend.
- Mutiny at the Senate: Bi-partisan Death of New Ed FormulaTwenty-six senators joined Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, to kill the Republican-driven proposal to scrap MAEP, which would have replaced it with a weights-based student funding formula, which EdBuild developed and GOP leaders cherry-picked.
- Beyond Stigma: Helping the Jacksonians Others RejectOpening in 1987, the Sandifer House on Jefferson Street offered men and women living with AIDS respite from the continuing stigma of being HIV-positive in the early years of the AIDS crisis.
- Elizabeth Fowler: An Artist's JourneyElizabeth Fowler, a Noxubee County native, says she liked the idea of art when she was a kid, but wasn't good at representational drawing.