‘A Respectful Conversation’: Hosemann, Lumumba Break Tension Over Jackson Water

Chokwe Lumumba and Delbert Hosemann

Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and Lt. Gov Delbert Hosemann met today at the Capitol for a “respectful conversation,” in the mayor’s words, to discuss a concrete plan to address Jackson’s short-term water-system needs. The meeting was a preface to the much more complex discussion of how to permanently address the city’s aging water infrastructure. 

Unlikely Relationships: Wisconsin Sisters Helping Tackle Black Dehumanization in Mississippi

Group of young women from the ESTEEM program

Karla McCullough is the executive director of the Juanita Sims Doty Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Black residents in Jackson, with a focus on tackling the dehumanization of Mississippians of color. The Franciscan Sisters gave the foundation small grants between 2018 and 2019. But then in 2020, the religious group called her about their new grant project called “Seeding the Legacy.”