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BWC Voices

The Love of Mississippi Women Restored Village COVID-19 Broke

Shanina Carmichael reflects on her experiences as a woman, mother and wife during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the love from her village of Mississippi women continues to guide and uplift her despite the many challenges her family endured. “Losing access to schools, childcare providers and friend groups was more frightening to me than the disease itself,” Carmichael writes.

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MFP Voices

Postponed: From Poll Taxes to a PhD: Dr. Lucille Green

Tune in to MFP Live Thursday, May 5, at 6 p.m., on the MFP Facebook page or YouTube channel as Donna Ladd and Kimberly Griffin talk with Dr. Lucille Green about her life as a lifelong learner, as well as her experiences as a participant in the Civil Rights Movement. 

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MFP Voices

Elon Musk and the Oligarchs of the ‘Second Gilded Age’ Can Sway the Public And Exploit Their Data

“I suspect Elon Musk’s desire in buying Twitter goes beyond a desire to control and shape public discourse, ” Media scholar Nolan Higdon writes. “Today’s equivalent of the Gilded Age oligarchs—the handful of super-rich Americans gobbling up increasing chunks of the media landscape—will have that, but they will also have access to a trove of personal data of users and news consumers.”

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MFP Voices

Legacy of Jim Crow Still Affects Funding For Public Schools

“While Brown v. Board declared school segregation itself unconstitutional, other related aspects of segregated schools—particularly the decentralization of school funding—continued unchecked after it. The longer those aspects remained, the more courts accepted them as a neutral aspect of delivering public education.”

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