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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:
- Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has charged former Deputy Chief Lindsey Horton with making the Jackson Police Department more community-friendly.
- Federal Judge Henry Wingate has been admonished repeatedly for the long delays in his court.
- The Blue Lightning Initiative trains airline employees to recognize signs of human trafficking.
- Jackson business owners and concerned citizens are channeling their inner Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins to give the Northside Drive exit on Interstate 55 a much-needed facelift.
- Becoming a victim of sex trafficking can happen to those from "good" homes just as easily as it does to those from "bad" or poor circumstances.
- Check out this year's Chicks We Love here.
- The 2013 Heroes of the Year are the members of the Women’s Initiative at Baker Donelson.
- Pornography—the vehicle by which many boys learn how to be men—has turned women into objects of loathing, abuse and violence.
- In the Hawkeye Initiative, a group of fans are working to break the sexist comic book stereotypes of hypersexualized females by putting male characters in the same poses.
- On July 12, Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign published a study showing that Mississippians' attitudes about discrimination against same-sex-loving people are less conservative than previously thought.
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