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Hop on the ‘No More’ Bandwagon

In many ways, I believe tackling domestic abuse in the football arena is the exact right place to focus. It's hard to imagine a more macho sport where power is ...


Men: Don’t Wait on Women to Act

Mississippi is only as strong as our women. And right now, by most economic and social indicators, Mississippi is not very strong.

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Valid'

Pickering is splitting hairs. The state has shorted its own standard of funding for public education 15 out of the last 17 years.

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Miss Doodle Mae: "Jojo, our fearless, creative and innovative leader, wants to celebrate Halloween differently this year. His plan is to celebrate soul with the Jojo's Discount Dollar Store Soul-O-Ween ...

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An Open Letter to My Sister, and Men Everywhere

The danger in expecting women to meet some standard of purity or respectability is that when some man decides that a woman's purity is compromised because of her low-cut dress ...

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Pledge Aligns Childers with Hate Groups

Travis Childers' stance has consistently been anti-immigration, so his opposing amnesty for "dreamers," young people whose parents brought them into this country without authorization when they were too young to ...


Our U.S. Senate Endorsement: No to Childers, Cochran

We encourage all Mississippians to take advantage of their constitutional right to cast their ballots on Nov. 4. We just can't in good conscience support either man at the top ...

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Without'

Rev. Mychal Massie seems to suggest that the racism and lack of opportunity that African Americans face on a daily basis is nothing compared to the issue of abortion, and ...

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Courting Dixiecrat Votes

This election season has been exceedingly disappointing to me as a liberal. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would see a Democratic candidate sign a pledge from ...

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Conceiving a Smarter Future

We're on an arc of history where too many of our lawmakers (and voters) aren't willing to address the disparities that our racist history created—unequal school funding due to forced, ...

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His Ongoing Love Affair

To say that I had a sour spot for musicians, singers, rappers and artists is really putting it mildly. I had no interest in being involved with another person who ...

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It’s OK to Be Critical

Music is an art form, so it's entirely subjective. But it's also objective. The goal is to reach wider audiences, to evolve and become better over time.


Listen to the Music and Watch Jackson Grow

As you will read throughout this issue, there's great music in the capital city area, and the scene seems to get better with each annual Jackson Free Press Music Issue.

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Helicopter'

When you get down to it, if anyone in Mississippi could procure a helicopter on short notice, it's one of the most powerful and best-paid lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

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Protecting America’s Commander-In-Chief

I am Brother Hustle writing on behalf of Chief Inspector, Lieutenant-Colonel "Beat Down" Lipscomb, Ghetto Science Team Security Specialist. As a proud American and former military police officer, he is ...

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Bulldog by Blood

Growing up a Mississippi State fan was great until I realized just how hard it was.

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Stop Blaming the Victims

In the past few weeks, I have watched countless victim blamers come out to ask why Ray Rice's wife, Janay, stayed rather than focused on his violence. The truth is, ...

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Amnesty'

Immigrants do jobs that Americans simply won't do. And, many economists agree that the presence of immigrants, who buy just as much stuff as citizens, is a net benefit to ...


The Jail Needs a Sense of Urgency

Crime is a hard thing to solve. It is the tragic confluence of poverty and generations of miseducation, not to mention institutional racism, patriarchy, childhood abuse and other structural biases. ...

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Working Together to Forge a New Path in Jackson and the Country

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., Rich Harwood, founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, will talk about ways the community—and the country—can come together when he speaks at ...