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Duvalier Malone at Tougaloo, International Percussion Festival and Margaret Tullos Field Symposium

Community activist, motivational speaker and author Duvalier Malone spoke at Tougaloo College on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as part of its "Real Talk" spring semester series.

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Dem Lt. Gov. Hopeful Voted for Abortion Ban So White Dems Don't Go Extinct

Hit with a wave of anger from his own party after he voted for a bill that essentially bans abortions after six weeks, Mississippi House Rep. Jay Hughes offered a ...

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Chelsea Causey

Senior forward Chelsea Causey kept Jackson State University's winning streak going over the weekend with her play against Alcorn State and Southern universities.

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Tate Reeves Spoke at Event Where 'Yankees' Were Compared to 'Nazis'

Surrounded by cotton and Confederate flags, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves praised the Sons of Confederate Veterans at their national reunion in Vicksburg in July 2013.

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State May Block Naming Jackson Officers Involved in Shootings

The public-transparency efforts of the City of Jackson in the last year may be for naught if legislation working through the Mississippi Legislature to protect identities of officers who shoot ...

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Delinquent Water Customers Seeing Turn-offs As City Copes With Deficits

This week the City of Jackson started making good on recent warnings with water shut-offs for approximately 20,000 customers who are late paying their water bills, many resulting from problems ...

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Anne Moody

The Mississippi legislature passed a bill to name a stretch of highway in Wilkinson County after Anne Moody, a civil-rights activist who wrote a memoir titled "Coming of Age in ...

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Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society Show, Mississippi Scholastic Art Awards and Reunion Golf & Country Club

The Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society will hold its 60th annual show at the Mississippi Trade Mart Feb. 23-24.

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Hood: Judge Tate Reeves for 'Rebel Flags,' Not Frat's College Blackface

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood "did all kinds of stupid things in college," but he is "sure" wearing blackface is not one of them, he told a crowd in Jackson ...

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'Landowners' Tort Reform Bill Would Mean 'Safe Zones' for Crime, Critics Say

Mississippi senators delighted the business community last week when they passed a bill to cut down on lawsuits against property owners, but strong opposition remains among law enforcement, advocates for ...

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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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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' Fraternity Wore Black Face, Hurled the N-Word at Black Students

As a college student at Millsaps, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves participated in a fraternity known for blackface, racial epithets and Confederate dances, a Jackson Free Press examination of Millsaps ...

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City's Plan for Zoo: Bring in St. Louis Operator, Keep in West Jackson

The Jackson Zoo likely will get a new operator, and one with no intentions to move the facility from its long-time home in west Jackson to eastern edge of Jackson.

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Frank Laws

Belhaven University recently named Frank Laws, a 1991 graduate of the university, as its new director of advancement and alumni relations.

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Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network, Black History Month at USM and Science Night at the Museum

The Center for Creative Leadership and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently named two Jackson State University professors, Robert Luckett and Byron Orey, as participants in the WKKF Community Leadership Network.

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Fetal Heartbeat Ban 'A Direct Challenge to Roe,' Activists Warn

Abortion-rights activists are warning that Mississippi's fetal-heartbeat bills, and others like them, are part of an effort to instigate a U.S. Supreme Court case that could overturn constitutional protections for ...

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Reggie Perry

Reggie Perry, a Thomasville, Ga., native, is the second five-star recruit to sign with the Mississippi State University Bulldogs under Head Coach Ben Howland.

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Beyond Angry Tweets: Robert Foster on Why He is Running for Governor

Mississippi House Rep. Robert Foster is running for governor in the Republican primary, running against current Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican from Florence, Miss., among others.

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Behind the Badge: Two JPD Officers Who Shot Multiple People in Jackson

After about a year of asking, the Jackson Free Press learned the names, current status and in eight out of nine cases, the details of officer-involved shootings since Mayor Chokwe ...

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#MSLeg: Broadband, Abortion, Prison Reform

On Jan. 31, legislators in the Mississippi House Education Committee advanced to the House floor a bill designed to help prepare schools for the worst: the possibility of gun violence.

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