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- OPINION: Love Letter to Jackson: You Need My Grind, Sweat and Tears"Jackson, Miss., is the new mecca for innovation and forward progress and will be an example for cities nationwide with similar back stories. I refuse to leave you right when you need my grind, sweat and tears to help set ...
- Bipartisanship, Prisons, Gangs, Teacher Pay and Tarnished LawmakersDelbert Hosemann's ascent to the lieutenant governor's seat opened the possibility for a more bipartisan Senate than in recent sessions, even as Mississippi faces its most Republican-led state government since Reconstruction—when the Republican Party was quite different.
- EDITOR'S NOTE: Jackson’s Need for a Collaborative ‘Growth Mindset’"On vexing community issues like violence, we can find and embrace solutions that are evidence-tested in other cities and that make a hell of a lot of sense for Jackson if we bother to get off the mental treadmill."
- Lorenzo SuttonLorenzo Sutton worked at Jackson State University's eCenter doing maintenance work until he became the building manager at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in July 2019.
- Causes, Solutions to Gun Violence in Jackson Emerge at MLK Day ForumDisinvestment in Jackson communities, lax gun-control laws and a failing mental health system—all under the State's purview—all create conditions for violence. So do gentrification, white flight and black flight.
Latest Wire Stories
- Coroner: Inmate Dies, Found Hanging at a Mississippi PrisonAn inmate at a Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections officers over the weekend and pronounced dead, a coroner said Sunday.
- Martin Luther King Holiday: Faith, Politics Mix This HolidayThe nation is marking the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with tributes Monday recalling his past struggles for racial equality, observing the federal holiday named for him against the backdrop of a presidential election year.
- Pro-gun Rally by Thousands in Virginia Ends PeacefullyTens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation.
- 12-Year Sentence for Jail Phone is 'Failure,' Justice SaysThe Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice.
- Mississippi Governor: Prison Violence Was a 'Catastrophe'Mississippi's new governor said Thursday that the state will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with what he called a “catastrophe” — a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding ...
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