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Reeves' 'Ready to Work' Plan Caps Tuition for Some, Adds K-12 Coding

In front of a crowd of enthusiastic college educators, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves announced his plan to make Mississippi a "Ready to Work" state.

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'Horrified' Activists Rally Against Natchez Migrant Facility

Immigrants rights activists protested against the Trump administration's decision to open immigrant detention facilities in Mississippi outside the U.S. District Court court building in Jackson on July 12, 2019.

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Reshonda Perryman

Visit Jackson, an organization that promotes tourism in the city, hired Reshonda Perryman as its new creative design manager on June 24.

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Stamping Out HIV Stigma in Mississippi

Alecia Reed-Owens and Linda Dixon Rigsby discussed HIV stigma and discrimination at Refill Cafe's Friday Forum on July 12.

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MDFA Landmark Purchases, Free Indoor Tracks for Seniors at YMCA and TAP at Beau Rivage

The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration recently purchased the Sun-n-Sand Motor Hotel and the Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in downtown Jackson, and plans to raze the Sun-n-Sand.

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James Coleman

Though James Coleman is stepping down as athletic director for Tougaloo College, he is merely just slowing down a little, he says. Coleman has spent the last 33 years as ...

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Ice Cream Safari Postponed to Aug. 3

The Jackson Zoo announced on Friday that it would postpone the annual Ice Cream Safari from Saturday, July 13, to Saturday, Aug. 3.

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New Council Leadership, LFA Fellowships and Remembrance at City Council

The Jackson City Council held elections for a new council president and vice president at the July 9 council meeting.

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Belhaven/Woz U Partnership, MSU Teacher Training and JSU Professor Venezuela Trip

Belhaven University is partnering with Woz U, a computer coding school that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launched in 2017, to offer an online computer-coding and software-development course at the university.

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Lumumba Endorses Jody Owens for Hinds District Attorney

Jody Owens has "demonstrated a commitment" to making Jackson better, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba said during a live WMPR 90.1 radio broadcast of Coffee and Conversations with Wanda Evers on ...

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What Mississippi Voters Want

We asked Mississippi voters which issues they want candidates to talk about. From potholes, to poverty, to higher teacher pay and help with college, here’s what they told us.

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Homeless Center Tells Local Critics It ‘Isn’t the Problem’

Poindexter Park Neighborhood Association Vice President Sheila Harper says the planned Jackson Resource Center could make things worse by "segregating" services for homeless populations, the mentally ill and those suffering ...

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Will a Court Force Mississippi to Change on Mental Health?

In a 2017 report, ProPublica identified more than 100 cases in which Mississippians with mental illnesses were spending long periods in jail waiting for a bed or evaluation from the ...

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Felicia Bell

Eritaj" means "inheritance" in Haitian Creole, and Felicia Bell, owner of Eritaj Cafe in the Kundi Compound, has inherited much.

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Prison Breakouts a Result of 'Mass Incarceration,' Mississippi Orgs Say

Three prison inmates may not have escaped last week if not for Mississippi's "mass incarceration problem," a group of civil-rights organizations said in a press statement on Friday.

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Jackson Attorney to Represent Flowers in Possible Seventh Trial

A Jackson-area civil rights attorney is vowing to represent an African American man after a prosecutor accused of racial bias said he plans to try him a seventh time for ...

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Mississippi Voter Information Guide

Today is the last day to register for party primaries for all statewide Mississippi offices, which will be on Aug. 6. Either mail your form in today or register in ...

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New Tougaloo President and USM School Ground-Breaking in Africa

Carmen J. Walters became the 14th president of Tougaloo College on July 1. She is the second female president of Tougaloo after her predecessor, Beverly Wade Hogan, who held the ...

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Pamela Junior Named Director of Two Mississippi Museums

After merging staff at the Two Mississippi Museums, Pamela Junior became director over both the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on July 1.

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West Jackson Residents Resist Homeless Center, Citing Community ‘Integrity’

Jackson City Council Roundup for June 27, 2019

Some west Jackson residents say they fear that a planned resource center for the homeless could make things worse by "segregating" services for homeless populations, the mentally ill and those ...

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