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OPINION: Black Mothers Harmed Most by Withheld, Missing TANF Funds

For the past several years, Mississippi has been ground zero for a growing crisis as thousands of its low-income residents, primarily single, black mothers, were being turned away from a government benefit intended to help them make ends meet.

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OPINION: Democrats, Leverage Our Blessings, Move Toward Unity and Activism

"Our duty is clear. We must endeavor to leverage the blessings we enjoy into the noblest of all pursuits: we must make a better world together. The Democratic Party is one of the principal means of leveraging the whole of humanity into an ever-brighter future."

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OPINION: Mississippi Needs Equal Employment Opportunity for All

"If equal employment opportunity for all was the law of the state, Mississippi workers could rest assured they could work to make a living for themselves and their families without facing discrimination and unfair barriers because of who they are."

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OPINION: The Black Vote Is Not For Sale

"As we approach the 2020 election, we must ensure issues affecting our communities and our livelihoods are brought to the table and that we have a real voice in moving this country forward. Our vote provides the foundational basis for that."

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OPINION: Prison Reform and the State: The Impending Confrontation

The prison-reform rallies held at the Mississippi Capitol on Jan. 24 and Feb. 1, 2020, at the Governor's Mansion are evidence that dubious government-approved rallies don't just happen in "communist" countries.

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OPINION: Hinds County Mississippi Defies ADA, and Wins

"Instead of complying with ADA and living our motto of being "The Hospitality State," Hinds County fights tooth and nail every step of the way and, by doing so, reinforces the stereotype of Mississippi as openly defiant of human-rights law. Shame on us.
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OPINION: The W Pushes Back on Gov. Reeves' Attack on Gender Studies

Mississippi University for Women President Nora Roberts Miller publicly challenged Gov. Tate Reeves’ criticism of gender studies in his State of the State address. "Gender studies and other areas of study that aim to build a more diverse and inclusive society benefit all of us."

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OPINION: I Quit the Republican Party! I Will Now Work Against GOP, Trump

"The Republican Party is now under the complete control of our new national dictator, Donald J. Trump. In the most horrifying display of self-abasement ever seen in the proud history of our country, the United States Senate has proven itself to be spineless cowards."

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OPINION: Gov. Tate Reeves' Willful Ignorance Is Not the Gravest Sin

On Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves gave his first State of the State address on the steps of the Mississippi State Capitol, where he touched upon several topics: educational attainment, teacher pay, and workforce training. Reeves also took a clear shot at higher education:

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OPINION: Healing Communities from Within: How to Survive Tough Times Together

Columnist Kevin Fong argues that emotional wounds are deeper, longer lasting and more toxic today, and they require more intensive work. He calls it Radical Healing.