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Mississippi Abortion Activists Protest as Justices Weigh Ban

Supporters and opponents of abortion rights rallied, blared music and shouted taunts Wednesday during protests in Mississippi's capital as the state took center stage in a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Dr. Phillip Burch

Alabama native Dr. Phillip Burch moved to Jackson and took on the position of chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Children’s of Mississippi hospital in October.

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Brad Martin

Madison resident Brad Martin has served as a program administrator with the Mississippi State Department of Health's Office Against Interpersonal Violence since October 2021.

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JSU and ASU Meet on the Gridiron for First Time in Over a Year

Two longtime SWAC rivals are in opposite divisions as Alcorn State moved to the SWAC West and JSU stayed in the East. Florida A&M University and Bethune Cookman University joined ...

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Robert Martez Hopkins

Jackson native Robert Martez Hopkins has worked with Jackson Public Schools students for seven years through his mentoring group, Knowledge Camp University.

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Jayveous McKinnis

Jayveous McKinnis returned this season as the 2021-2022 Preseason SWAC Defensive Player of Year and Preseason First-Team All-SWAC. He finished second in the nation in rebounding and led the SWAC ...

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Dr. Carlos Wilson

Dr. Carlos Wilson, director and associate professor for the School of Lifelong Learning at Jackson State University, recently received a sub-grant from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security to fund ...

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Will Rogers

Behind a historic performance by MSU quarterback Will Rogers, the Bulldogs knocked off the University of Kentucky 31-17. MSU previously defeated North Carolina State University and Texas A&M University.

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Antonio Ross

Biloxi-based Keesler Federal Credit Union recently named Captain Antonio Ross of the Jackson Fire Department as First Responder of the Year.

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Girmay Berhie

"The Digital Tele-Health Hub project arose because health disparity is such a critical issue in Jackson, especially after all that has happened during the pandemic," Dr. Girmay Berhie says. "I ...