Sisters in Birth, Standing by Expecting MothersFounder and CEO of Sisters in Birth Getty Israel says governmental disdain (for affordable health-care) disproportionately affects new and expecting mothers—particularly Black women, who die in childbirth at a rate more than two times higher than their white counterparts.
Weekend Picks 7-9-21Another weekend is here, and although there aren’t as many events happening as last week, with all the holiday celebrations, there are still plenty of options for staying entertained this weekend.
Curtis ThompsonDue to COVID-19, Olympic dreams were put on hold for every athlete heading to the 2020 Tokyo Games. The wait was even longer for former Mississippi State University star Curtis Thompson.
Second Inmate Found Hanging in Hinds County JailHinds County jail officials found a yet-to-be-identified detainee hanging and unresponsive in his cell just after midnight on Tuesday, July 6. It will be the second hanging in the detention center in 2021.
Weekend Picks 7-2-2021Nothing says “Independence Day” like a community coming together to celebrate, and several metro area cities are hosting celebrations with their own special offerings of food, fun, music and fireworks.
Lumumba, City Council Members Sworn-inMayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba lists past achievements of his office after Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Denise Owens swore him in for a second term at the Jackson Convention Complex on Thursday, July 1.
Brittney ReeseBrittney Reese is returning to the Olympic Games for the fourth time in her historic career. Reese won her 13th career national title to punch her ticket to the Tokyo Games.
Jackson Mid-Year Progress ReportWith 2021 already halfway behind us, let’s review some of the openings, expansions, nonprofit initiatives and updates that the metro area has seen since January.
Beyond English Provides More than Language LessonsIn 2018, Xiwei “Aaron” Wu and his wife, Langshan Song, both natives of China who learned English as a second language, founded Beyond English as a way to help students in China, Japan and the Jackson metro better learn English.
A New Model to Solve Water Billing Problem?Department of Public Works Deputy Director Carla Dazet gave an abysmal picture of the state of water billing in the capital city at the May 20, 2021, Jackson City Council Meeting.
Laura LillardIf you spot a cereus flower in your neighborhood, chances are that Laura Lillard has been there. This night-blooming succulent has since become a favorite of Lillard’s after she developed a passion toward gardening following her move to Mississippi at ...
Harvey FiserMillsaps College appointed Harvey Fiser, a professor of business law, as interim dean of the college's Else School of Management on June 1.
Mississippi Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Medical MarijuanaTwo prominent Mississippi physicians urged lawmakers Monday to put “guardrails” in place if medical marijuana is legalized in the state, warning that officials should be careful about making a product available that has not been thoroughly tested by the FDA—especially ...
Shaye’s Weekend Picks 6-25-21The weekend is here and, once again, there are plenty of options around town to get everyone out of the house and making the most of their summer. Whatever that means for you, there is probably something that will appeal ...