‘Battle With a Microbe’: Hattiesburg Opens Model COVID-19 Clinic

Mayors from Oxford to New Orleans Watching ‘Model of What’s to Come’ A new walk-in clinic in Hattiesburg, Miss., will focus solely on diagnosing and treating people with symptoms that could point to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, regardless of their ability to pay. The Mississippi State Department of Health worked with the Hattiesburg Clinic and […]

Avoiding ‘Another Katrina’: Black Leaders Call for Equitable Coronavirus Response

​After Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, then-Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson saw first-hand what happens “when government is not operating in a space where support is provided for all communities.” The now-national NAACP president and CEO evoked the specter of one of the region’s worst national disasters during an emergency telephone town […]