Ko Bragg

Ko Bragg is a Philadelphia, Miss., transplant who recently completed her master’s in journalism. She loves traveliong and has been to 25 countries to date. She attended Spelman College and Columbia University.

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Lumumba Signs Water and Sewer Customer ‘Bill of Rights’ Ahead of Shutoffs

Ahead of water shutoffs to non-paying customers, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an executive order Monday, Sept. 24, officiating a “Bill of Rights” to those who pay for water and sewer in the City of Jackson.

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Meek Wants Name Removed from UM Journalism School; New ‘Path’ Pledged

Ed Meek, the man whose $5.3-million donation in 2009 cemented him as the namesake of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi, requested over the weekend that his name to be removed from the school.

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Meek's Post on Black Women Prompts Demand for Renamed Journalism School

It all started on Facebook Wednesday night, Sept. 19, when Ed Meek, the eponym of the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi, posted a photo of two black university students paired with a caption blaming the young women for crime and plummeting property values.

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Council Confirms James Davis as Police Chief, Frank Figgers to School Board

It was standing room only in Jackson City Council chambers ahead of the special meeting this morning to confirm James Davis as Jackson Police Department's chief and Frank Figgers of Ward 3 as the final appointee to the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees.

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Interim JPD Chief James Davis May Get the Permanent Job This Week

The Jackson City Council will consider Interim Police Chief James Davis as a permanent fit for the role at a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20.

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Five Important Things To Know About DA Smith’s Rankin County Trial

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's most recent trial for aggravated stalking and robbery charges spanned two days in a Rankin County courtroom.

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Family of Woman Killed by JPD Sues for $10 Million

Eight months after two Jackson Police Department officers fired fatal shots at 21-year-old Crystalline Barnes following a traffic stop, her family filed a $10 million federal lawsuit today against three JPD officers and the City of Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

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City Settles Yarber-Era Sexual Harassment, Pay-to-Play Lawsuit

The Jackson City Council voted unanimously (5-0) at the Sept. 11 meeting to settle a longstanding sexual harassment lawsuit against former Mayor Tony Yarber and several other unnamed "John Does" for up to $35,000 without any admission of liability.

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DA Smith Not Guilty, Refers to Case as 'Modern-Day Emmett Till'

A Rankin County jury deliberated for nearly four hours before announcing its final decision for Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith's most recent trial, this one for charges of aggravated stalking and robbery.

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UPDATED: Jury Deliberates in Hinds DA Trial, After Smith Takes Stand on Second Day

The jury went behind closed doors in a Rankin County courthouse to decide whether or not Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is guilty of an aggravated stalking charge and a robbery charge stemming from a 2015 incident with ex-girlfriend Christie Edwards.

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