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Author: Kimberly Griffin

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Join a Circle Discussing Solutions to Mississippi Violence

During these violence-prevention circles—which are virtual for now, though we hope we can have face-to-face conversations soon—we sit down with Mississippians from all walks of life and all corners of the state who then become part of a larger network seeking solutions together.

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Diversity Is An Overused Word, But a Vital First Step for Essential Journalism 

MFP Co-founder and Publisher Kimberly Griffin reflects on takeaways from a national journalism conference in Chicago, highlighting the continual growth of diversity in media. “‘Diversity’ is an overused word, yet I can’t think of any better word to describe the rooms filled with more Black and Brown folks, more young people, and more people from the LGBTQ+ community,” she writes.

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Extra, Extra! MFP’s Nonprofit Acquires Jackson Free Press Journalism Assets, Archives, Office

“I’m announcing today that the Mississippi Journalism and Education Group, the 501(c)(3) that has operated the Mississippi Free Press officially since November 2021—before that the Community Foundation for Mississippi was our fiscal sponsor, and we maintain a fund there—has acquired the journalism assets, archives and intellectual property of the Jackson Free Press.”

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MFP’s Spring Campaign 2022: We’re Committed To Reporting ‘Solutions For Mississippi’

“It’s one of the most fabulous times of the year! MFP’s spring fundraising campaign launched this past weekend with the theme, ‘Solutions for Mississippi.’ I can’t stress this enough,” Kimberly Griffin writes. “No gift is too small. Also, no gift is too big, so don’t let that stop you. Please give what you can to kick off this critical campaign.”

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How Progress Works: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

MFP publisher and co-founder Kimberly Griffin encourages all Mississippians to face our turbulent history and keep telling the truth to make sure we don’t repeat the past. Today, Mississippi seems to take two steps forward, and one step back. But moving forward incrementally is still progress.

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Truth-tellers, Pick Up Your Pen: Do It For Art, For Truth, For The People

If you’re already an MFP VIP Club member, you’ll know that our founding editor Donna Ladd launches a series of writing talks on Tuesday, Jan. 25. This talk series is an excellent opportunity to hear words of wisdom and inspiration from one of the best in the country. She won’t be reading or editing any of your work, but her talks about her own writing journey and what she’s learned along the way are always inspiring. 

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