From crafting matching outfits for her Barbie dolls as a child to painting gnomes for her garden as an adult, Elaine Maisel's fascination with the miniature world has manifested itself in some way or another throughout her life.
Erin Shirley Orey serves others not for monetary gain or personal accolades, but because she recognizes a need.
Gregory McCarty, 32, has had a lifelong fascination with numbers—something that has been both a blessing and a curse. Born in Jackson, he spent his childhood years moving.
On Saturday, June 25, the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc., Tougaloo College, The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute and Nissan hosted the 50-year commemoration of the March Against Fear at Tougaloo in a ceremony called, "The March Against Fear and Tougaloo College: A Safe Haven."
Tommie Mabry lives by the words, “I cannot walk in my future with my foot in my past."
Neddie Winters, a Tunica, Miss., native, was named the 100 Black Men of Jackson, Inc. 2016 Mentor of the Year for his dedication to mentoring young people in the Jackson area.
With all of my trepidations, I voted for Bernie because I feel, of all the candidates, he is the one who legitimately has my back.
A desire to achieve personal fame drives some people; others may find inspiration in getting wealthy. Jackson native Lauren Lyles' motivation stems from her desire to see and help people succeed.
Tuesday's Senate session rang with reprobation from Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, who spoke bitterly about Mississippi First, a group that he says acts as a front group for charter schools.
John Tierre, an Omaha, Neb., native and owner of Farish Street restaurant Johnny T's Bistro & Bar, knew that, even as a child, he wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Though hip-hop dance was initially just a hobby for Karlos Lyons, it has become a job and a lifestyle.
Failing to pass Initiative 42 punished Mississippi's children simply because they were born into the wrong demographic.
Anne MacMaster, associate professor of English at Millsaps College, recently received the school's 2015 Humanities Teacher Award.
Angela Davis spoke as part of the fall 2015 Presidential Lecture in Tougaloo College's historic Woodworth Chapel, where some would-be attendees who arrived late were turned away at the door because of the large turnout.
The CUT has performed in cities across the state, including in Oxford, where Atkinson attends the University of Mississippi, and Hattiesburg, where the other band members study at the University of Southern Mississippi.
For the Oct. 1 Fondren's First Thursday, you may have noticed Fondren Theatre Workshop players dressed in black 50s-style clothes, singing and dancing on Salsa Mississippi's portable dance floor.
Shonda McCarthy Simmons, who goes by Shon, believes that it is important for her students at Hazelhurst High School to understand that art, literature, math and history are all related.
On Thursday, Sept. 3, the Mississippi Museum of Art announced that Mississippi School for the Arts student Noel Quave had been selected to be a part of the "Art.Write.Now.DC" exhibition.
In 2005, filmmaker Keith Beauchamp directed and produced "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till," which won Audience and Special Jury awards at the 2005 Miami Film Festival, as well as the Freedom of Expression Award from the 2005 National Board of Review.
All jokes aside, millennials arguably have it harder than any generation before us.
Jackson is not typically considered a mecca for models or the modeling industry in general, but with the work of people like Chanelle Renee', the creator of the Chanelle Renee' Project, and Funmi "Queen" Franklin, the founder of Thick and Proud Sisters, known as TAPS, it may become one in the near future.
Timothy Kendricks, 27, isn't your average college student. He battled a life-threatening disease and came out on top, and then he wrote a book about his struggles.
TEDx Jackson's theme is "Fertile Ground," and includes a wide range of speakers including Joel Bomgar, the founder and CEO of Bomgar, one of the fastest-growing businesses in North America and headquartered in Ridgeland.
Robert Langford, the executive director of Operation Shoestring, and Amber May, the organization's programs director, are in the business of staving off "summer slide."
Jackson may have more college students than many cities, but it might need more promotion before really claiming the moniker "college town."
I can say without a doubt that there is no better place to grow up or to live than Jackson.
Contrary to popular belief, eating a non-meat diet isn't hard.
When it comes to farm-to-table eating, chef Nick Wallace is putting his money where his green thumb is.
Lydia Hall, a 19-year-old graduate of Madison Central High School, has been a volunteer teacher at an orphanage in El Salvador for the past five summers.
Local Jackson band, Opposite Day, both formed last year and performed at Chick Ball for the first time with guitarist and singer Griffin Jones, 15; bassist Beth Ann Jones, 13; and their dad, Spencer Jones, on drums.
At first glance, Holly Powell Lange seems like your average mom. Once you start talking to her, though, you realize she is actually a superwoman.
'As a kid, I wanted to work at Pixar. It was a pretty big dream of mine for a while. That would have to be a pretty awesome job.'
Just when you thought things couldn't get any hotter this summer, Pryor and the Tombstones will heat up the stage as the featured performers at the C Spire Summer Music Series at The Cedars Aug. 16.
While some people like to study in silence, I like to have some good music in the background.
Despite her age, Sarah Jarosz is a force to be reckoned with in contemporary bluegrass.
The 63rd Mississippi Choctaw Fair, held this year from July 11-14 in Choctaw, mixes music, sport and more.
When most people think of the film industry, Hollywood comes to mind. But California is a bit far for film buffs who want to spend their summer exploring memorable locations from their favorite movies.
Mississippians might not want to celebrate this morning's U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming President Barack Obama's health-care law just yet.
"The Haunting of Mississippi" by Barbara Sillery sucked me right in to Mississippi's rich, haunted history. Sillery eloquently describes the settings of her stories, so I could easily visualize each of the places she writes about.
The Unbroken Chain Benefit Concert is going to the dogs––or at least, the proceeds are. On May 31, at 7:30 p.m., the Mississippi Animal Rescue League will host the concert fundraiser at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.).
The "Our Beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast ... A Way of Life" art exhibit features native Mississippians Lyle Peterzell's photographs and Kris Byrd's ceramic boats.
I expected our senators to be similar to those in 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.'
The Mississippi Business Journal recently selected Dr. Timothy Quinn as one of its Top 40 Under 40 business leaders for 2012. Top 40 Under 40 recognizes the state's 40 up-and-coming business leaders under the age of 40.