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MSU Lantern Project, Sonic Boom at CBDNA Conference and USM Military Friendly List

Mississippi State University Libraries is partnering other universities for the Lantern Project, which aims to create Mississippi's first institutionally supported digital database of legal records identifying victims of slavery.

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The TANF Players

Since the last issue, a huge corruption scandal hit Mississippi with allegations of theft inside a State agency working with prominent Mississippians, Republican donors and former pro wrestlers. Here are ...

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Reform By Any Other Name

Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Sen. Angela Turner-Ford stressed the material realities of the black experience in Mississippi as the group unveiled its agenda for 2020, with health justice and Medicaid ...

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GOP Wants to Override Jackson's Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

Jackson's medical facility "buffer zone" law, which minimizes protest activities in the immediate vicinity of the state's only abortion clinic, may be short-lived if a Republicans bill in the Mississippi ...

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New JSU Acting President, MSU Ragtime and Jazz Festival and MSU/UM Dual Degree Program

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named Thomas Hudson as the university's acting president after former president William Bynum Jr. resigned Monday after being arrested in ...

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Hearing: Formerly Incarcerated Seeking Employment Need Solutions, 'Ban the Box'

Formerly incarcerated Mississippians who are entering the workforce continue to face obstacles to employment, advocates testified Tuesday at the Mississippi Capitol during a Senate Labor Committee hearing.

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Alleged TANF Fraud Follows Years of Individual Recipient Rejections

The State of Mississippi refusing to distribute money allocated to help the poor is not new. The Jackson Free Press reported in 2017 that the State has winnowed down TANF ...

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'Sprawling Conspiracy' Ensnares Voucher Beneficiaries, Republican Donors

At least two people who donated significant sums to Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' campaign allegedly engaged in what the state's top elected official calls a "disgusting abuse of power."

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JSU Center for Innovation, Science Night at the Museums and Bower Academic Center

Jackson State University held a grand opening for its new Center for Innovation, located on the second floor of the H.T. Sampson Library, on Thursday, Jan. 30.

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John Davis, Nancy New and Others Arrested in Massive Embezzlement Scheme

Special agents from the office of State Auditor Shad White have arrested John Davis, the former Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services; Nancy New, owner and Director of ...

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Teacher Pay, Prison Reform, Horn Lake Dem Tentative Winners So Far

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann began the process of raising teacher pay on Thursday, Jan. 30. Senate Bill 2001 proposes a $1,000 raise for all public-school teachers in the state. The ...

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Disabled Children Losing Medicaid Coverage, Families Desperate for Help

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid announced last June that Alliant Health Solutions would replace eQHealth Solutions as the third-party vendor responsible for assessing applicants' eligibility for Medicaid, starting Aug. 1.

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Strong Arms of JXN to Hold Non-Violence Event in Grove Park

The Strong Arms of JXN program plans to train community members to canvas neighborhoods with high rates of gun violence in an effort to let them know about resources that ...

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Hester Jackson-McCray Prevails in Special Election Committee

Rep. Hester Jackson-McCray, a black Democrat, is likely to keep her seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives after a long and contentious committee meeting Monday at the State Capitol.

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Angie Thomas Scholarship, JSU Emmett Till Panel and MSU Legal Conference

Mississippi native Angie Thomas, author of "The Hate U Give" and "On the Come Up," recently partnered with her alma mater, Belhaven University, to launch the Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship ...

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New Republican Legislator Resigns Under Pressure from Speaker Gunn

Mississippi House Rep. Ramona Blackledge, the Republican woman whom Jones County voters sent to Jackson to represent them in the Mississippi House of Representatives, is resigning just weeks into her ...

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Less Blues, More Gospel In Gov. Tate Reeves' State of the State

New Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves closed his State of the State address Monday night by promising to "sing the gospel" of Mississippi, after rejecting pessimism, pettiness, ivory towers, gender studies ...

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'Beaten, Broken, Tired': Prison Protest Draws Families, Activists to Mississippi Capitol

Families mourned the death of their loved ones while in Mississippi Department of Corrections custody and shared their fears for those who are still alive and enduring squalid conditions in ...

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Poll: Mississippians Back Medicaid Expansion, Hyde-Smith ‘Flailing’

"Given her flailing approval rating, it is no surprise that Senator Hyde-Smith is in an already tightening race with Mike Espy," Espy Campaign Manager Joe O'Hern said. "Whether it is ...

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Dear Silas Promotes Sonic Boom, DSU Food Pantry and USM Book Festival

Mississippi native rappers Dear Silas and Big K.R.I.T. recently released a collaborative music video for their song "I Got It" that pays homage to great things about Jackson and features ...

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