Every Black member of the Mississippi Senate walked out today as their white colleagues voted to approve a bill that Republicans have described as legislation to prevent so-called “critical race theory” from being taught in schools.
City of Jackson Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks says Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba will have to present yet another garbage-disposal option and lamented the council’s limited time to review Richard’s Disposal bid before the vote on Jan. 18.
On Jan. 3, 2022, U.S. District Judge Micheal P. Mills signed a consent decree, solidifying an agreement between the Abraham House of God and the City of Horn Lake, guaranteeing building permits for the first mosque in DeSoto County.
If you’re already an MFP VIP Club member, you’ll know that our founding editor Donna Ladd launches a series of writing talks on Tuesday, Jan. 25. This talk series is an excellent opportunity to hear words of wisdom and inspiration from one of the best in the country. She won’t be reading or editing any of your work, but her talks about her own writing journey and what she’s learned along the way are always inspiring.
The Centers for Disease Control was warning of a possible link between COVID-19 and pediatric diabetes earlier this month. Dr. Jessica Lilley hopes that the broader medical community is finally catching up.
Mississippi women could soon have the same protections against pay discrimination as women in 49 other states after the Mississippi House of Representatives voted to adopt a bill that guarantees equal pay for equal work regardless of sex. The Mississippi Equal Pay For Equal Work Act passed with support from 114 Republican, Democratic and independent lawmakers. Six Republican men voted no. It must still earn approval in the state senate.