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Honoring Southern Soul and Scholars, Pothole Accountability, Gay Pride at City Hall

Lee King, executive producer of the Farish Street Heritage Festival, preached the importance of Jackson becoming the birthplace of "southern soul" because of its rich history as a center for ...

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Women's Group Honors Evelyn Gandy: 'A Giant in Mississippi Politics'

Jennifer Ingram Johnson was the featured speaker at a League of Women Voters luncheon meant to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to ...

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Water Tampering to Bring Penalties, City of Jackson Promises

Water customers have been cutting the wires to their meters or destroying them to purposely prevent the city from reading the meters, City Public Works Director Bob Miller announced at ...

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Jackson Marks Mom's Equal Pay Day: 'We Are Worth Equal Pay'

The City and the Mississippi Black Women's Roundtable recognized June 10 as Mom's Equal Payday, designating Jackson as an Equal Pay City.

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Striving to Empower Women Voters

Rapper and activist Genesis Be wants the younger generation to get out and vote because people who came before them risked their lives so that they could have that right.

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OPINION: Mississippi's New Governor—The Time for Change is Now!

Every state in the union has done the right and humane thing of removing the Confederate symbol from their flags. Mississippi stands alone, steeped in injustice and fear.

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The Fight for Family Goes On

After the Obergefell decision, Mississippi’s leaders "made sure to let us know we are still beneath the religious elite," Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear said. "We may have acquired marriage that day ...

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Black Voting Strength at Stake in Republican Request to 5th Circuit

Mississippi Republican leaders are fighting a court ruling that would increase black voting power in a gerrymandered state Senate district that meanders about 100 miles from Cleveland in the Mississippi ...

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Medical Marijuana Moves Closer to 2020 Ballot in Mississippi

Medical-marijuana advocates are getting closer to the magic number of 86,185 signatures required to get the issue on the Mississippi ballot in time for the 2020 elections.

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AG Candidates Praise 'Heartbeat Bill,' Anti-LGBT Laws, Tort Reform

About 50 people showed up at a venue that would seat 1,200 on Wednesday night to hear Republican candidates explain why voters should elect them as Mississippi's next attorney general—the ...

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Mississippi Mental Health Lawsuit Poses Concerns for Civil Rights

As a mental-health lawsuit claiming a violation of the civil rights of mentally ill Mississippians moves forward, Joy Hogge has in mind "a young person" who never received the support ...

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Taggart 'Disappointed' That Fitch Plans to Skip AG Debates

Republican candidate for Mississippi attorney general Andy Taggart criticized one of his opponents, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, in an open letter on Monday because she does not plan to attend ...

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'Tired, Frustrated': Rape Charges, Festival Funds Roil City Council

The Jackson City Council amended the agenda at its Tuesday meeting to have a discussion with Jackson Police Chief James Davis regarding events that occurred over the Memorial Day holiday ...

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Southern ‘Defiance’: The Fight for Roe Rages in Mississippi

Earlier this month, Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, who sponsored an anti-abortion bill in Mississippi this year, told the Jackson Free Press that those laws are indeed intended to trigger a ...

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Top Mississippi Congressman Calls for Trump Impeachment

U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson, a top Democrat in Congress, is calling for House leaders to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

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