Tragedy marred the first attempt to have a long-delayed 1970 Jackson State graduation, and the pandemic ruined the second attempt scheduled for the 50th anniversary in 2020. Graduates finally got to march in 2021, honoring might have been for Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, killed by police.
The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking an end to its decade-long struggle with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health over inadequate community care, issuing its final plan for the ailing system last Friday.
An Asian man facing prison time on a drug charge got a plea deal soon after his attorney alleged selective prosecution and used the Oxford Police Department’s own data to reveal worsening patterns of racial disparities for arrests and prosecution of drug charges. Now, he is facing five years of supervised probation instead.