Saturday, August 24, 2019

Jackson Free Press

OPINION: Factchecking Hyde-Smith, She Lied About Pre-Existing Conditions

We've heard a lot about protecting insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions this election cycle. Mississippians, like all Americans, have anxiety about maintaining that coverage....

Long Lines for Absentee Voting Point to Engagement, Room for Improvement

Rukia Lumumba was the last person in a long queue of voters waiting to cast a ballot on the final day of in-person absentee...

Full ‘Public Hanging’ Video Surfaces, Revealing More About Hyde-Smith’s Views

JACKSON, Miss.—In extended footage released exclusively by the Jackson Free Press, the context of Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s now-infamous “public hanging” remarks becomes clearer,...

Hyde-Smith Attended All-White ‘Seg Academy’ to Avoid Integration

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended and graduated from a segregation academy that was set up so that white parents could avoid having to send...

Hinds County Judicial Runoff: Who’s Left, What Progress Can Be Made?

Although the nation waits with bated breath for the results of the U.S. Senate runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy, six judicial seats...

OPINION: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Lives in a Bubble of White Privilege

I am a product of white privilege. I was born on my family’s plantation in the Mississippi Delta. I remember gatherings of black families...

Jackson City Council: ‘No Confidence’ in Hyde-Smith as Senator

Less than a half hour after U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and her runoff opponent, Mike Espy, finished a closed-door debate, the Jackson City Council...

OPINION: Don’t Be the “Good One’: White Supremacist ‘Jokes’ Are Call...

"Laziness is a trait in blacks."Don Lemon is "the dumbest man on television."Congresswoman Maxine Waters has "an extraordinarily low I.Q."Immigrants are "animals" and "rapists.”African...

Cory Booker Rallies USM Students for Espy

HATTIESBURG, Miss.—U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a likely 2020 presidential candidate, traveled to Mississippi on Monday to campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy.“When...

Hyde-Smith Demanded No Audience, No Press for Tonight’s Debate

JACKSON—U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith demanded there be no audience or outside press allowed at tonight’s U.S. Senate debate and requested other restrictions, a source...