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Celebrating a decade of news, noise and never settling.
The JFP staff. Photo by Trip Burns.
When Marquis 'Keke' Lowe entered sixth grade he became involved with the Algebra Project, a program that Mississippi Freedom Summer leader Bob Moses founded that evolved into the Young People's Project.
Not everything about the JFP's first 10 years has been easy.
Historically, the JFP has gotten very little hate mail aside from anonymous missives on local blogs personally attacking our female editors.
As the JFP approached its 10th birthday on Sept. 22, 2012, we asked current and former staff and interns, as well as readers, to share their favorite JFP moments.
At age 14, Joshua Dedmond had one thing on his mind: starting Jackson’s next big megachurch.
Downtown Jackson has gone through many changes throughout the years. To accompany JFP's development coverage, ...
Over the years, the Jackson Free Press has dug in deep on a number of big stories and topics that produced major results for the city and state.
The Jackson Free Press started with no money but a big dream.
The Jackson sports landscape in the capital city and surrounding areas has changed a lot since the JFP was born 10 years ago.
Farish Street is a storied place in downtown Jackson. Developers have been working over the ...
Downtown Jackson is in the middle of a hidden economic renaissance.
In 2002, Jackson looked in many ways like a city doomed to decay.
When Shawna Davie came to the capital city from St. Louis to attend Jackson State University, like many college students, she didn't know what she'd do with her life.
When the Jackson Free Press launched in 2002, one of our primary goals was to help strengthen locally owned businesses.
Mississippi is one of only 10 states that hasn't adopted a statewide ban, but several cities have passed ordinances against smoking in public places, including Jackson.
There has never been a better time to be a foodie in Jackson. A decade ago, the city enjoyed plenty of quality chefs, but diners rarely knew them by name.
One area where the Jackson area bloomed in the past 10 years--literally!--is in terms of local and organic food, foodies and gardens.
It's an oft-quoted statistic that Mississippi is the most obese state and has been for a while. But in the capital city, at least, folks are working together to get healthier.
At the first installment of the Blender series this summer, That Scoundrel, James Crow, 5th Child and Furrows performed, attracting both rap and rock fans to Martin's.
Since the JFP is celebrating 10 years, I though it was appropriate to use this FLY page to revisit the fashions of the last decade.
1234 So the mayor has a very indirect bearing on the material taught in our city schools. The mayor does not ...
May 19, 4:28 p.m. on Lumumba Rocks the House at Mayoral Debate
rebeltruth My words do not imply nor suggest they would bring back the Confederacy. Your petty attempt at redirecting conversation is ...
May 19, 2:27 p.m. on Lumumba Rocks the House at Mayoral Debate
1234 @rebeltruth. You may be surprised to learn that Lee supporters in fact do not want to bring back the Confederacy. ...
May 19, 1:49 p.m. on Lumumba Rocks the House at Mayoral Debate
rebeltruth To your point about having so much republican support, well party matters... when one party wants to increase the quality ...
May 19, 11:38 a.m. on Lumumba Rocks the House at Mayoral Debate
rebeltruth Chokwe a Separatist... I find it most amusing that Mississippi as a state was the original separatist state remember the ...
May 19, 11:31 a.m. on Lumumba Rocks the House at Mayoral Debate
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