Dustin Cardon

Web Editor Dustin Cardon is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He enjoys reading fantasy novels and wants to write them himself one day. Email him business tips at [email protected]

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Ignite the Night, Junior League Jumble, and Mississippi Gem and Mineral Show

The Mississippi Children's Museum will host its annual "Ignite the Night" fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12.

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JSU NSF Grant, MSU CYBERCOM Partnership and USM Center for Digital Humanities

The National Science Foundation recently gave Jackson State University political science professor D’Andra Orey a $509,000 multi-year grant for research exploring the intersection of race, exposure to trauma and politics on urban residents compared to individuals residing in rural areas.

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Tanya Funchess

The Mississippi Public Health Association named Tanya Funchess, an assistant professor of public health at the University of Southern Mississippi, as president-elect for the organization in November 2021.

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Family Fun Science Day and Game Changers at the Science Museum, Oops! All Vegan Restaurant

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is hosting a Family Fun Science Day event on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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JSU COVID-19 Protocols, MSU Outstanding Achievement Awards and USM MLK Prayer Breakfast

Due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, particularly the omicron variant, Jackson State University recently announced new health and safety protocols for the upcoming spring 2022 semester.

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Elayne Hayes Anthony

The Mississippi Association of Broadcasters recently named Elayne Anthony, chairwoman of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Jackson State University, as the next president of the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.

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#StandAgainstHate Concert, Future Stars of the Stage and Shen Yun

The #StandAgainstHate Old School Hip Hop Reunion will take place on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Mississippi Coliseum after being rescheduled from August 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.

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JSU P3 Group Endowment, MSU and USM Donations for Teacher Training

Jackson State University recently received a $150,000 endowment from The P3 Group, Inc., the largest African American-owned real-estate development firm in the United States. The P3 Group also donated $150,000 to Florida A&M University.

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Remembering Dorothy ‘Dot’ Benford

Dorothy “Dot” Benford, a longtime political activist and 2020 Democratic nominee in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District who also ran unsuccessfully for several political offices in the state for many years, died of natural causes on Sunday, Dec. 26, at age 79.

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Holiday Treats and Fun for Everyone to Close 2021

For those wanting to take advantage of the more moderate weather to safely venture out and check out what the metro has to offer this holiday season, the Jackson Free Press has assembled a sampling of food and event news tips to browse.

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