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We Are Not Snowflakes: To Normalize Bullying is to Abet Suicide

How youth can protect themselves

Advikaa Anand reflects on times in her life when she was bullied, remembering the effect it had on her self-esteem and overall mental health. She encourages parents, teachers and neighbors to proactively validate children’s experiences, protect them and provide just consequences for bullying.

Jackson Mayor Lumumba Tests Positive for COVID-19, Urges Masks and Boosters

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba speaking inside, flanked by the city flag and certificates

Following a routine home test, City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21, 2021, and is quarantining at home. He urges Jacksonians “to abide by the citywide mask mandate to limit the spread of the virus and to continue getting the vaccination and booster shot to limit the possibility of serious health effects.”