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Question o' the Week: What woman should run for office in Mississippi?

“People say there are not enough qualified women, that’s one of the biggest bullsh_t things I’ve ever heard.” —Madeleine Albright

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PETA: Lumumba Setting Positive Example

In response to "Dear Pam: Stay in Your Lane" by Laurie Bertram Roberts, I think that by accepting Pamela Anderson's invitation to eat vegan meals, Mayor Lumumba is setting a ...


Question o' the Week: In three words, how would you describe this year’s city elections?

In three words, how would you describe this year’s city elections?

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Laurie Bertram Roberts

When she was 18, Laurie Roberts lay on a hospital table on the edge of life.

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Whole, Fulfilled, Loved

Standing on the playground that day, it was clear I liked the little blonde girl who was playing in front of me. It wasn't in a "I want to be ...


Question o' the Week: We are celebrating the life of Medgar Evers this week; if you could say anything to him, what would it be?

We are celebrating the life of Medgar Evers this week; if you could say anything to him, what would it be?

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Safe in Our Own ‘Castles’

One of the last places I want to find myself when traveling with my family is on the side of dark stretch of freeway with flashing lights behind me.

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Dear Pam: Stay in Your Lane

If a so-called activist organization doesn't have the analysis to look at how their suggestions play out for people across income, race, disability and regional lines, then I suggest they ...

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OPINION: Justice Against Sexual Violence

My middle daughter has always been one of my most outgoing and ambitious children. She was so proud of her uniform and of getting this job all on her own.

Health Care

Medicaid Assistance: Non-Smokers Only?

Medicaid recipients--and the agencies that provide services to them--could face a slew of new restrictions, including random drug tests, community service and nicotine testing if several bills in the Senate ...

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OPINION: Domestic Violence is the Problem

Domestic abusers all over the country gun down family members they blame for their problems every day. They take children and bystanders with them.


Zero Tolerance for Children

Nsombi Lambright, executive director of ACLU Mississippi, doesn't bother going to her son's school anymore for lunch. She tried it as a way to connect with him, offer support for ...


Wish List for Charter Schools

The charter school bills currently making their way through both houses of the Legislature are not a done deal, said education advocate Pam Shaw. As the bills pass through committees ...

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Do Better, Jackson

When I became a feminist activist and a visible advocate for a woman's right to choose, I knew that I might lose a few friends in the process. Abortion has ...

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Let's Clean House

As we move forward as a city and a state, it's time we discussed the difference between blame and accountability.

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That’s Not How Pregnancy Works

Sit back for a moment and think back to the long gone days of 2011. That was the year many of us were either working to ensure Initiative 26 (better ...

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I Hold My Son Close

Black mothers do not have reproductive justice. If we choose to parent, we have a long list of things to protect our children from.

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Help When It’s Needed

Recently, fast-food workers across the country went on strike. They asked for something fairly simple: a living wage. Make no mistake: The multinational companies that employ these workers can afford ...

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Save People, Not Just Boobies

Every October, almost every company in the country suddenly—and suspiciously—cares about the health of womenfolk and wants to stop breast cancer.

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Milking Our Emotions

With all that is going on with the government lately, people on all sides of the political spectrum seem to be on edge. Nothing will make people emotional faster than ...