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The Whole Painting of Addiction: Harm Reduction Works, Drug War Doesn’t

My son Robert was one of more than 45,000 people who died of an opioid overdose in 2017. He was a precious young man, only 25 years old, loved by many and full of promise. Robert graduated high school at Jackson Prep in 2009 where he enjoyed playing football and basketball. He was a graduate […]

‘Safest Manner Possible’: IHL Pledges to Reopen Colleges Amid Doubt, Fear

Calvert White, a rising junior at Alcorn University, said he is wary of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s recently passed resolution to reopen public-university campuses for the 2020 fall semester.  “I really don’t feel safe,” White told the Mississippi Free Press. “It’s May, and August is far away, so no one really knows what […]

Incarcerated Youth, Adults Benefit from Die Jim Crow Records’ PPE Campaign

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Die Jim Crow Records Executive Director Fury Young got a call from BL Shirelle, the label’s deputy director and a DJC artist. Shirelle spent her twenties inside a Pennsylvania prison and wanted to do something for individuals currently incarcerated.  “She made a donation to a local women’s […]