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Conkrete Sneaker Boutique, Public Wi-Fi and the Home of the Future, and Fall Workshops

Conkrete Sneaker Boutique, opening Oct. 24, will offer exclusive sneakers unavailable anywhere else, in addition to socks, T-shirts, hats, watches and other fashion items.

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Keia Johnson

On Sept. 29, the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi chose Keia Johnson as its new legislative strategist.

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Attitude in the Moonlight

While you may hear people say, "Do it with attitude" or "Adjust your attitude," did you also know that attitude is a type of ballet move? The Friends of the ...

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Some County, City Workers in Line for Pay Hikes

With minimal discussion at this morning's meeting of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, members voted 4-1 to raise the minimum wage to $9.45 per hour for employees who have ...

City & County

Federal Marriage Equality Suit Filed in Jackson

Jocelyn Pritchett and Carla Webb of Jackson are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging Mississippi's state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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What CDC Can Do to Fight Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in Africa and fears of it spreading in the U.S. have turned the nation's attention to the federal government's front-line public health agency: The Centers for Disease ...

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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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All Citizens Files Reports Despite Founder's Africa Trip

Bishop Ronnie Crudup of New Horizon Church International left for Africa on Oct. 7, but that didn't delay the filing of the Federal Election Commission report for his super PAC, ...

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The 'Nitty Gritty, Nuts-and-Bolts, Rubber-Hits-the-Road' Side of Climate Change

Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe delivers the message on climate change with a skill that makes it easy to believe that she is the daughter of missionaries. Her pulpit, though, is ...

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Rita Martinson

State Rep. Rita Martinson, 77, who has represented Madison as a Republican since 1992, recently announced that she would not seek another term so that she can spend more time ...

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Anti-Abortion Preachers Take Aim at Blacks, Women and Jayonce

The rate of abortion in the African American community will hasten the downfall of McDonald's, Beyonce and Jay-Z as well as the black press, said several black clergymen who spoke ...

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Benardrick McKinney

MSU middle linebacker Benardrick McKinney is essentially the quarterback of the team's defense, and even though he might not get as much of the national spotlight as quarterback Dak Prescott, ...


Jackson to Appeal Federal Court Ruling

The city of Jackson is likely to appeal a recent court decision that would could cost the already cash strapped capital more than $500,000 in fines.

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The Elephant in the Trailer Park

The Westside Trailer Park, which has a large Hispanic population, contains around 100 nearly dilapidated trailers. The spray-painted numbers that differentiate them evoke Hurricane Katrina imagery.

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Azha Sanders

It wasn't some intrinsic skill that turned tattoo artist Azha Sanders into the artistic inker she is today. While she's a talented artist in her own right, translating art into ...

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Watkins: HUD Report ‘Libelous,’ ‘Inaccurate’

David Watkins, the Jackson attorney and developer who has been under fire for his handling of the Farish Street revitalization, is defending himself and his company against a scathing federal ...

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Yarber Gala Raised, Spent $86K

Mayor Tony Yarber's inaugural gala committee spent almost $85,670—raised from a mostly new crew of donors than those who publicly backed his candidacy.

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Nancy Smith

On Sept. 30, diabetic Nancy Smith became the first person in the state to receive an isolated pancreas transplant at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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1908 Provisions Renovations, Northpark Holiday Events and Minority Business Grant

Celia Barrett Design, a boutique interior-design firm based in Jackson, recently completed renovations on 1908 Provisions in the historic Fairview Inn.

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Deadly Force, in Black and White

Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts—21 times greater, according to a ProPublica analysis of ...


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