Legislature, If You Care About Kids, Prove It

With the large corporate incentive package behind us that will, hopefully, create jobs down the road, it's time for legislators to start working on more pressing issues, including how the ...

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The Real Truth About Jackson’s Airports

Let's talk facts about the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. First, Jackson's airport system originated in 1928.

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Slay, Beyoncé, Slay

I'm proud of Beyonce for using her status as an influential performer to send a message of unapologetic blackness.

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Good at Dates or Not, Meet Your Match

And yes, at its core, dating is a "bad situation." In one way or another, everyone on a first date feels like a perfect stranger.

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U.N. Finds Evidence of Human-Rights Abuse in Jackson

While in Jackson, the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent heard a full day of testimony that provided in-depth insights into the types of de ...


Lead Contamination Debacle Gives Little Faith in State-Managed Airport

Like many people who live in Jackson, we were taken aback when we heard that state Sen. Josh Harkins planned to submit legislation to change the composition of what is ...

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Fallback'

Having lawmakers spend time debating bringing back World War II-style execution methods, deemed inhumane by human-rights groups, is a huge waste of time—not to mention patently inhumane.

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The Sour Music of Discontent

Boneqweesha Jones: "Welcome to Boneqweesha Live Entertainment News and World Report, broadcasting live from the television studio of Hair Did University School of Cosmetology and Vocational Studies."

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Thank You, Jackson, for Showing Up, Showing Out

If you missed the Best of Jackson party this past Sunday, you missed an event that perfectly exemplifies why the city is so awesome.


Give Jackson Your Best to Solve Its Problems

It's our view that Jackson's troubles bring out the best in its people. We've seen it firsthand in the 13.5 of this paper.

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Why I Love My City

This entire column could have been a list of events and places, no descriptions. Just a list of all the festivals, the amazing cultural events and the deep history in ...

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Jacktown: I Call It My Hometown

I have seen a movement among Jacksonians recently. There is growth in all areas, whether people want to admit it or not.

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Reminding Ourselves How Great Jackson Is

It's worth a moment of reflection to think about how far we've come in the 14 years that the JFP has asked readers who and what they think constitute the ...

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Conversations about (Young) Community

Once the panelists at Operation Shoestring's "Conversations About Community" began speaking, everyone seemed to realize, all at once, that we have to listen to our children.


Invest in Meaningful Workforce Training

Mississippi House Seaker Phillip Gunn, an attorney at one of the Jackson's largest law firms, quipped this week that he recently had to call a plumber to his Clinton home. ...

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Nature'

Alex Epstein loves fossil fuels—and has the T-shirts and buttons to prove it—because, he argues, coal and crude oil make the Earth a better place.

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Financially Challenged Lives Matter

Mr. Announcer: "In the ghetto criminal-justice system, the people are represented by members of the newly established Ghetto Science Community Peace Keeping Unit."

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Stop Tone-Deaf Attacks on ‘Black Lives Matter’

Martin Luther King Jr. would not approve of #BlackLivesMatter. Dr. King was about bringing people together. He would say, 'All lives matter,'" the tweet declared confidently.

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Dr. King and Accountability

As the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday approaches, we must begin to reflect on the examples and lessons he left to us.


MAEP Reform: Avoid Fuzzy-Math Logic

Changes to the Mississippi Adequate Education Program are likely to be on the legislative agenda and horizon, but lawmakers must proceed with caution when tampering with certain components of the ...