Extra, Extra! MFP’s Nonprofit Acquires Jackson Free Press Journalism Assets, Archives, Office

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“I’m announcing today that the Mississippi Journalism and Education Group, the 501(c)(3) that has operated the Mississippi Free Press officially since November 2021—before that the Community Foundation for Mississippi was our fiscal sponsor, and we maintain a fund there—has acquired the journalism assets, archives and intellectual property of the Jackson Free Press.”

Even After COVID Calm, Mississippi’s Medical System Is Reeling

A man getting a vaccine in his arm by a woman in blue PPE. A wall of medical supplies is behind them.

The medical supply chain in Mississippi is still in a dire state of disrepair, and experts are warning that no clear exit strategy exists. Heavy-duty equipment, lab results and staff replenishment continue to waver even after months of low transmission of COVID-19.

The Exodus of Ukrainian Refugees Is Part of Putin’s Plan To Destabilize Europe

Ukrainians fleeing the war walk toward a train in Krakow to bring them to Berlin on March 15, 2022.

Hosting Ukrainian refugees could cost countries more than $30 billion in the first year alone. …This could pose new challenges for the European economy, which is already under stress with high inflation,” Mark A. Grey writes. “As a scholar of mass migration, I think it is important to understand that there is often a connection between forced migration and national or regional security concerns.”