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Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center’s mobile unit team with the Sheriff
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Stop the Presses: Nation Notices Excellence in Mississippi

Editor Donna Ladd writes: “We do this cause/solution-driven journalism to serve our communities, our people and to actually help move needles in our state. We are here to celebrate local efforts and to expose inadequacies that make conditions worse for traditionally marginalized Mississippians. But we are also fans of challenging the narratives of our state outside the state lines.”

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Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Expands Technology To Provide Social Equity

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law by President Joe Biden on Nov. 15, 2021, differs from past infrastructure investments not only in its size but also its emphasis on addressing long-standing and persistent racial injustice. This major investment comes at a time when smart-city initiatives, which aim to use technology to make cities more responsive to their residents’ needs, are growing more common around the world.

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Fixing the ‘Identity Tax’: Female Faculty of Color Do Extra Diversity Work Without Reward

Faculty members of color, in particular, pay an “identity tax,” which is exacerbated for women of color. They are asked to do more mentoring for students—especially students of color—as well as leadership and diversity work on campus. While this work is less valued for promotion, faculty members of color express that these responsibilities can give their work special meaning.

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Mississippi Votes Fights to Revive the Ballot Initiative Process 

Mississippians used the ballot-initiative process to get medical-marijuana legalization on the ballot in 2020, but the Mississippi Supreme Court blocked it. Mississippi Votes Executive Director Arekia Bennett plans to work alongside allies and partners to ensure that the State fully restores the ballot-initiative process for the citizens of our Magnolia State.

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Tis the Season for Believing in Mississippi’s Potential

We need your investment in our vision for it to grow and to care for our people—Journalism costs money. But what I want you to know today is that each of you is part of this movement to gather up Mississippians past or present, and those who want to see us succeed, to believe and take collaborative action toward shared progress and change for all our people.

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