Monday, December 9, 2019

Jackson Free Press

White GOP Rep Who Lost to Black Dem Wants Election Overturned

A white woman who lost her Mississippi House of Representatives seat to a black woman challenger is asking the Republican-dominated body to overturn the...

Koch-Funded ‘Bill Mill’ ALEC Names Mississippi Philip Gunn National Chairman

When Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn resumes his leadership at the Legislature in 2020, he will also be serving as the new...

After JFP Query, Child Protective Agency Says PEER Miscalculated Data

The Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services is challenging the average number of caseworkers a legislative watchdog organization reported in its annual review of...

Bloomberg Talks Justice Reform in Mississippi, Apologizes for ‘Stop and Frisk’

Billionaire and Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg arrived in downtown Jackson yesterday to discuss criminal-justice reform during a closed-door roundtable with Mayor Chokwe A....

OPINION: Racial Fantasy in Mississippi Politics: ‘Threading the Needle’ Ignores Reality

When the votes from Mississippi's elections were finally tallied, the results were damning for the state's Democratic party. Republicans made a clean sweep of...

Trent Lott Ties, Civil Rights Rulings Plague Trump Judge Pick from...

An embattled Mississippi judge's nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans faces opposition from civil rights groups that claim...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Meet the Mississippi Free Press

Media and journalism should provide a moral and cultural compass in Mississippi for all residents of various ages, backgrounds, races and ethnicities, but it...

A New Dynamic: Shanda Yates’ Surprise Victory

"I think you have the wrong number," Jackson attorney Shanda Yates said, laughing into the receiver when Democratic House Minority Leader David Baria called...

OPINION: Mississippi Not a ‘Lost Cause’; Build and Fight

On election night, as results confirmed the sweep of one party in all statewide races, predictable bromides began appearing on social media; "Mississippi is...

Wicker Defends Trump, Boosting Russian Ploy to Pin 2016 Attacks on...

Mississippi's senior U.S. senator, Roger Wicker, claimed in an interview on Sunday that he saw no "direct evidence" that President Donald Trump did anything...