R.L. Nave

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On Education, Privilege and Empowerment

Payton Head, student body president at the University of Missouri, my alma mater, recently wrote that while walking through campus Sept. 11, a pickup truck full of white guys screamed ...

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Stonewall, Jackson and the Little Moments that Matter Most

I've had more encounters with police in the three and a half years I've lived in Mississippi than ever before in my life.

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Blackness, Leisure and an American Dream

Everyone was sold on the American Dream. The trouble is, when scenes like McKinney play out, it's hard to make a case that black people who bought into the dream ...

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On Punishment

An attorney friend put it best when she told me that equality and progress can't just mean taking the same broken system that victimizes black and brown folks and applying ...

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An Open Letter to Our Teachers

I don't doubt for a second that there are bad teachers who just show up to collect a paycheck, but I can't recall ever having a teacher who I didn't ...

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City & County

Lawsuit: City of Jackson Running a 'Debtors' Prison'

Equal Justice Under Law, a public-interest law firm in Washington, D.C., and the MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law, says the City of Jackson is ...

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La Finestra to Serve its Final Meal Oct. 18

La Finestra in downtown Jackson will serve its last meal on Sunday, Oct. 18.

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Alleged Domestic Attack Prompts Police Chase, Crash

A suspected domestic-violence situation prompted a high-speed police chased that ended with a six-car collision in downtown Jackson today.

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Mississippi AG’s Race: What’s at Stake?

Since announcing his candidacy for the state AG's office, Mike Hurst has made fighting public corruption the centerpiece of his campaign as well as attacks against Jim Hood, whom Hurst ...

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Council Asks State to Review Biosolids Contract, Braces for Lawsuit

A controversial contract to haul waste from a city wastewater plant remains on hold pending reviews from state investigative authorities.

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Ministers, Black-Owned Businesses Want More Contracts and City Support

Three dozen business owners and clergy members gathered in front of City Hall on Sept. 30 to charge that infighting among city officials has thrown Jackson into economic paralysis.

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Jackson to State Fair: You Can't Tell Us What to Do, Then Cuts Deal

Ahead of a hearing on the matter, the City of Jackson has responded to a lawsuit from the Mississippi State Fair Commission, saying that the state has no authority to ...

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City, Hinds County Prep for Polling-Place Changes

Officials from the City of Jackson and the Hinds County Election Commission say they want to be in accord ahead of possible changes to several polling places.

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State Sues Jackson Over Refusal to Police Fair

The city of Jackson appears to have won the first round in a game of chicken against the Mississippi State Fair Commission over not providing fair security.

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BP Spill Settlement Gives Jackson $1 Million to Play With

Jackson leaders are considering how to spend $958,000 from a BP oil spill settlement.

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