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Civil Rights

Mississippi Governor: Protests Good, But No Place for 'Agitators'

Protesters marched in Mississippi's capital city on Monday, with some stopping to lie on the ground outside Jackson's main police station to remember George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's ...

City & County

Sesame Street Donates Books to Jackson Children Facing Digital Divide

Sesame Street has provided learning supplies for children across the Jackson Public School District who do not have internet access at home, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced at a press conference at Bates Elementary School on May 29.

Person of the Day

Mackenzie Williams: Theater and Writing Key to Recent Murrah Graduate’s Success

When many people reflect on their high school experiences, they remember the times as difficult ones. Try attending two high schools at the same time, like Mackenzie Williams did.

Music

Empty Atlas Goes ‘Maximal’

“There will never be an end to all the blood and sweat I’ll lend to make it work,” sings former Jackson Free Press music editor Micah Smith, the leader of indie-rock band Empty Atlas.

City & County

Learning Through Nature, Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten program classes provide children with the opportunity to develop life skills such as empathy, collaboration, creativity, cooperation, persistence and problem-solving through outdoor play experiences.