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Author: Azia Wiggins


Black, Gay and Authentic: Celebrating 13 Years of Living Their Truth

Duvalier Malone and his husband Dr. Adrian Mayse reflect on their collective journey in love as they celebrate 13 years together. It is also the anniversary of Malone’s first published column where he came out to the world in response to the discriminatory “Mississippi Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” passed in 2016.

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MFP Voices

My MFP Role Helps Me Pass Torch to Other Badass Black Mississippians

Deputy Editor Azia Wiggins writes that her work at the MFP helps mend the broken relationship between the people and media with our transparency and investigative journalism that focuses on truth and solutions—and set a higher ethical standard in journalism. And she can use the door opened to her to help other native Black Mississippians get new opportunities.

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BWC Voices

Sick and Tired: No Time to Rest for the Resilient Black Woman in Mississippi

The “(In)Equity and Resilience: Black Women, Systemic Barriers and COVID-19 Project” is a collaborative effort joining together the Mississippi Free Press and The Jackson Advocate. We plan to tell real people’s stories and use data mapping, live video testimonials, muckraking journalism, intense narrative reporting and inclusive solutions circles to hold the powerful, the rich and the predominantly white accountable.

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