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Adria Walker

Editorial Assistant Adria Walker likes collecting vinyl and watching films. She also enjoys reading the biographies of forgotten or infamous dead people and debating about Gotham city's political influences. Write her at [email protected]

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I Voted for Sanders Despite the ‘Bernie Bros’

With all of my trepidations, I voted for Bernie because I feel, of all the candidates, he is the one who legitimately has my back.

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Born into the Wrong Demographic

Failing to pass Initiative 42 punished Mississippi's children simply because they were born into the wrong demographic.

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My Generation Doesn’t Give Up Easily

All jokes aside, millennials arguably have it harder than any generation before us.


[Walker] Politics Through My Eyes

I expected our senators to be similar to those in 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.'

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Recent Stories

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Elaine Maisel

From crafting matching outfits for her Barbie dolls as a child to painting gnomes for her garden as an adult, Elaine Maisel's fascination with the miniature world has manifested itself ...

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Erin Shirley Orey

Erin Shirley Orey serves others not for monetary gain or personal accolades, but because she recognizes a need.

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Gregory McCarty

Gregory McCarty, 32, has had a lifelong fascination with numbers—something that has been both a blessing and a curse. Born in Jackson, he spent his childhood years moving.

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Violent 'March Against Fear,' Roots of 'Black Power' Honored at Tougaloo College

On Saturday, June 25, the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc., Tougaloo College, The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute and Nissan hosted the 50-year commemoration of the March Against ...

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Tommie Mabry

Tommie Mabry lives by the words, “I cannot walk in my future with my foot in my past."

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Neddie Winters

Neddie Winters, a Tunica, Miss., native, was named the 100 Black Men of Jackson, Inc. 2016 Mentor of the Year for his dedication to mentoring young people in the Jackson ...

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Lauren Lyles

A desire to achieve personal fame drives some people; others may find inspiration in getting wealthy. Jackson native Lauren Lyles' motivation stems from her desire to see and help people ...

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Mississippi Charter Law One Step Closer to Changing

Tuesday's Senate session rang with reprobation from Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, who spoke bitterly about Mississippi First, a group that he says acts as a front group for charter schools.

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John Tierre

John Tierre, an Omaha, Neb., native and owner of Farish Street restaurant Johnny T's Bistro & Bar, knew that, even as a child, he wanted to be an entrepreneur.

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Karlos Lyons

Though hip-hop dance was initially just a hobby for Karlos Lyons, it has become a job and a lifestyle.

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