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Mississippi Will Receive $4.7 Million to Secure Elections

Mississippi county election commissions will be able to apply to the secretary of state's office for federal grant funds to secure elections this year.

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EDITORIAL: City Must Become Proactive, Not Reactive to Problems

Now that a promising young woman has died because of a massive systems failure in the City, allow us to repeat ourselves: This administration cannot afford to be reactionary to ...

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OPINION: The Holy Land, Israeli or Palestinian?

"I've come to the conclusion that the Palestinians have been given a raw deal and are being treated unfairly by Israel, by the American media and particularly now by the ...

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What Lumumba’s ‘A-Team’ Earns

As we get nearer to annual budget hearings in the City of Jackson, you can almost feel the tension mounting around money issues.

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Lawyers Say JPD Officer May Have Killed Twice, Demands More Names

Attorneys for the family of Crystalline Barnes, killed by Jackson police on Jan. 27, 2018, is demanding to know the names of officers who shot Jacksonians in incidents over the ...

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Poor People's Campaign Seeks a 'Moral Revival' in State, Nation

Dozens of Mississippians gathered at the state Capitol on Monday, May 14, in coordination with more than 40 other Poor People's Campaign rallies throughout the country.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Jackson, Lil Lonnie Must Not Die in Vain

When Lil Lonnie died in his car near the home where a white supremacist shot down Medgar Evers in 1963 in front of his children, in a neighborhood where kids ...

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EDITORIAL: Feds Must Stop Cruel Deportations, Rethink ‘War on Drugs’

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are arresting more undocumented immigrants now than under the previous administration—nonviolent undocumented men and women as Donald Trump uses scare tactics about dangerous immigrant gangs ...

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Mississippi Civil Rights Sites Vie to Become National Park

It is hard to choose which site of civil-rights trauma in Mississippi should be a national park, but the effort is under way and controversial, even among some family members ...

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City Council Roundup: Money, Concerts and MBI

At the most recent city council meeting on May 8, the members gathered at City Hall to vote on a variety of issues from shifting budgets, to an ongoing concert ...

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Reshaping JPS Needs Transparency, Inclusivity, Accountability, Locals Say

The hall in the Pearl Street AME Church buzzed with chatter as community leaders, students, Jackson Public Schools staff and Better Together commissioners worked to define "community engagement" as the ...

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OPINION: Immigration and the First Amendment

My late friend Marty Fishgold, a longtime labor writer in New York City, liked to say that "good journalism is a subversive activity" because it tells truth to power.

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Coalition Forms Against ‘One Lake’ Proposal

Several wildlife and environmental groups came together to form a coalition against the proposed "One Lake" flood-control/development project on the Pearl River a few weeks before the report detailing the ...

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Officer ID Task Force Wrestles with Mission

Sixteen of Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's 21 appointees to the officer-identification task force gathered at The Cedars in Fondren Monday night to decide if and how the Jackson Police Department ...

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U.S. Senate Candidate Baria: Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

Mississippi Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, wants medical marijuana legalized nationwide. The state minority whip is one of six candidates running to be the Democratic nominee for U.S. Sen. ...


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