Retired civil-rights lawyer Barbara Phillips filed an ethics complaint against Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill, then called an unsanctioned meeting of the Oxford Commission on Police Transparency. The mayor and police chief did not run this meeting as they usually do.
‘Evicted’ Exhibit at Margaret Walker Center Highlights Eviction Realities, Disparities in Mississippi, Beyond
As the state starts to emerge from the 16-month darkness of the pandemic—which saw 16% of Mississippians unemployed at its peak—the eviction crisis has the potential to become even worse. The Aspen Institute estimates that 58% of Mississippi renters will be at risk of homelessness by the end of 2021.