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Causes, Solutions to Gun Violence in Jackson Emerge at MLK Day Forum

Disinvestment 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.

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OPINION: Ugly Mississippi Prison Conditions Need Humanitarian Reforms

The era of mass incarceration involves both prison overcrowding and the nature of private prisons, a controversy to which the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has also been linked.

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Catherine Young

Crystal Springs native Catherine Young has served as senior vice president of the Memphis-Mid South Mississippi branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a national breast cancer advocacy organization, since 2018.

February 7, 2020 - Friday


1908 Provisions - Chuck Bryan 6:30 p.m.

February 6, 2020 - Thursday


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

February 5, 2020 - Wednesday


1908 Provisions - Ronnie Brown 6:30 p.m.

February 4, 2020 - Tuesday


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

February 3, 2020 - Monday


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

February 2, 2020 - Sunday


1908 Provisions - Knight Bruce 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

February 1, 2020 - Saturday


Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, Vicksburg - Live Music 8 p.m.

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Coroner: Inmate Dies, Found Hanging at a Mississippi Prison

An 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.

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Join West Central Jackson Community Urgent Conversation To Address Flooding

A community meeting will be held to collect information, concerns, suggestions, solutions, and recommendations to address the flooding in West Central Jackson.

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State's Payments to CoreCivic for Housing Inmates at Private Prison May Exceed Legal Limits

Mississippi's emergency contract with a private prison corporation to house 375 inmates could exceed legal limits even more than previously known.

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OPINION: Pelicia Hall and the Political Emptiness of 'Black Girl Magic'

Many believe "Black Girl Magic" improves on the silences in "black power" and is validly wielded against patriarchy. Columnist Adofo Minka argues that a closer look reveals it is an idea that serves those who seek to rule above society.

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Roberts Co. Purchasing McDade's, Junior League Jumble and Double Up Mississippi

Hattiesburg-based Roberts Company, Inc., will assume ownership of the four McDade's Market and Froogel's Market locations in Jackson, as well as McDade's Wine and Spirits in Maywood Mart, effective Monday, Jan. 27.

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Kristen Allen

Kristen Allen finds herself tearing up as she reflects on the connections she's made at HeARTworks. "It truly is heaven on earth," she says. "We have something special, and I want everybody to experience it."

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Martin Luther King Holiday: Faith, Politics Mix This Holiday

The 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.

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Pro-gun Rally by Thousands in Virginia Ends Peacefully

Tens 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.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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No Reconsideration for 15-Week Abortion Ban Ruling, 5th Circuit Tells Mississippi

A federal court decision that struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban will stand for now.