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EDITOR'S NOTE: Of Breast Cancer and the Warrior’s Life

I feel like a warrior ready to turn the strength I’ve honed over my lifetime to my own health and spirit and that of my loved ones, especially my hero ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Breaking the ‘Bucket List’

If I cared to make a bucket list, then Oct. 1 would have checked off one item for me. I got to lead my first workshop, "Making the Most of ...

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OPINION: Rush to Install Kavanaugh to Save Trump from ‘Dual Sovereignty’ Laws?

Why the rush to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court? One possible answer to these questions may be a case that is pending on the October docket of ...

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OPINION: Huddled Masses Yearning to Break Free

The world's largest gulag today is in the United States, where a quarter of the world's prison population is behind bars, and Mississippi is at the heart of that gulag ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Change the Rape Culture for Women and Men Alike

Young men too often grow up in a toxic masculine environment where their friends and even fathers or uncles celebrate some level of abuse. Many are challenged to be macho ...

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OPINION: Time to Give Mississippians Access to Medical Marijuana

Given the current crisis associated with widespread opioid abuse, dependence and deaths, Mississippi’s leaders must find an effective and safer alternative to prescribing narcotic medications.

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OPINION: Serena Williams, Achieving Unboxed Wonders

For #BlackGirlMagic in the form of Serena and Naomi to dominate a sport meant for the white upper class is to rage against the mayo-flavored patriarchal machine.

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OPINION: Changing the Narrative of South Jackson One Project at a Time

More business partnerships are needed around this city to get things moving in the right direction. We plan to continue to make this happen.

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OPINION: America’s Jails and Prisons: A Powder Keg Waiting to Explode

The American prison system is evidence that slavery here never ended; it merely transformed.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Making the Most of Jackson

If you look at a photo of downtown Jackson from 50 years ago, the neighborhood today is very different. Many of the businesses that used to be there are now ...

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: ‘One Lake’ Backers Have a Transparency Problem

Proponents of the "One Lake" project on the Pearl River have a high bar to clear, and I don't think they're doing it yet. Their problem is simple: lack of ...

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EDITORIAL: City Needs to Name Officers Who Shot Citizens Without Delay

We can understand the need to protect officers and their families, but it is not acceptable to allow it based on a reason shrouded in secrecy.

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OPINION: Jacksonians Should Reject EJECT

it is clear that Hurst’s strategy to combat violence and criminality in the capital city is misguided, flawed and is a failed strategy on arrival. Jacksonians need to reject EJECT.

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EDITORIAL: Free Press Is Not Here to Comfort the Powerful; We're Here for Truth

The Jackson Free Press, and its editors and journalists, have come under fire many times since we launched 16 years ago in Mississippi's capital city.

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OPINION: I Grew Up in the Segregated South. For Me, Supreme Court Rulings Are Personal.

"I fear a return to a time when our rights were considered secondary, if at all."

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OPINION: Do You Give a Damn?

This is a life that never allows you to truly rest, because there is so much injustice in the world that we need to address.

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OPINION: A Heroine of the Civil Rights Movement

Real change only comes to those who are open to new people and new ideas. A 6-year-old is a delightful open book, which is why segregated schools, churches and neighborhoods ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Finding Community in a Calendar

It is next to impossible to spread the word about every single interesting activity going on in Jackson in any given week, but we are sure trying to put a ...

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OPINION: Emmett Till's Legacy Vandalized, Brutalized Again: It's Time for a Change

Mississippi is not what it used to be. And yet here we are again, facing the news that the Emmett Till sign that marks the place of his death has ...

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OPINION: ICE Policies Hurt Our Communities Beyond the Border

The cavalier attitude with which ICE conducts operations should be a cause of concern for us all.

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