Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jackson Free Press

Mississippi Immigrants: Organize Against ‘Atrocities’

"Get out of our country, you don't belong!" When Melinda Medina hears those words, she feels sad for the person targeting her as a...

The Antar Era: 365 Days of Building a ‘Radical’ Foundation

Bright morning light beamed through the windows in Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's meeting space that connects to his office on the third floor of...

OPINION: Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign, About More Than Poverty

Some Jacksonians may not have been familiar with the Poor People's Campaign before a group of protestors burned the state flag in front of...

OPINION: The End of the Eastland Machine

OXFORD—A politician friend came up to me at a restaurant the other day, shook his head slowly, and said in hushed tones, “Well, that’s...

State Argues Against Receivership for Mississippi Foster Care

The State of Mississippi claims the quality of foster care is improving here despite a legal filing saying it is still not complying with...

OPINION: Independence Week and the Delusion of Freedom

“The delusion of freedom is far more dangerous,Than any jail cell or cramped cages” —G.BeThis week we celebrate our nation’s independence. Gladly, I partake...

Interim JPD Chief James Davis Starts Job, Permanent Search Underway

James Davis' first words as Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba's second interim chief of police were "Glory be to God." He uttered them yesterday in...

OPINION: Mississippi, Do You Remember?

A few days ago I posted a friend’s opinion column in a local newspaper on my social media. The op-ed addressed the fitness of...

Guest Wins Run-Off: ‘All I Can Say is Thank You’

The celebratory atmosphere filled Mudbugs in Brandon—even before the primary run-off results came in. The crowd knew their candidate, Michael Guest, would win the...

Sherman Alleges Dirty Politics, As Baria Claims Solid Victory in Senate...

With his family by his side, Rep. David Baria, leader of the Mississippi House Democratic Caucus, declared victory in his bid for the Democratic...