Medical marijuana came a step closer to becoming a reality in Mississippi this afternoon as lawmakers in the Mississippi House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that would legalize it for some patients in the Magnolia State.
Found dead on the side of a road in South Jackson, Tramaine Green was one of 128 homicides in Jackson in 2020. In her overview introducing the Hinds County chapter of our “(In)Equity and Resilience: Black Women Women and Systemic Barriers” collaboration with the Jackson Advocate, reporter Aliyah Veal tells one family’s story of navigating COVID-19, gun violence and being ignored by police through the pandemic—and the pandemic-magnified causes of crime and inequities that have long affected their path to success.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves ordered the creation of two new county courts in Lafayette and Oktibbeha counties after the 2020 Census showed that their respective populations had surpassed 50,000. He left a short timeline for candidates to announce.
Fallon Renee reflects back on her personal bouts of death—her grandma Varice, aunt Maple Lee, father William and brother Andre—and gives herself and the Black community permission to heal properly by making time and space to appropriately grieve lost loved ones.