We Are Not Snowflakes: To Normalize Bullying is to Abet Suicide
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
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.”
Omicron Spreading In South As Transmission and Testing Grow In Mississippi
The omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the U.S., and is driving transmission in states neighboring Mississippi, likely to outcompete the remains of delta in the state after beginning community transmission.
Jessie Daniels’ ‘Nice White Ladies’ Sparks Discussion about Race, Privilege in Jackson
In her 2021 book, “Nice White Ladies: The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It,” Jessie Daniels, a sociology professor at Hunter College, City University of New York demythologizes her family’s own fabrication of whiteness and what it means to be considered—at least in appearance—a “nice, white lady.”