Mississippi In Talks With Company To Run Jackson Water System, Mayor Says

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The State of Mississippi is now in talks with a private company about managing its capital city’s struggling water system, Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba said during a press conference Tuesday. The City of Jackson was also in discussions with the company before the State took over, he added.

‘White Dads Can Be Deadbeats, Too’: Auditor Responds to ‘Fatherlessness’ Report Critics

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Christine Dickason and Kaitlyn Barton wrote in an MFP Voices column that Auditor Shad White’s “Dads Matter” report “is not a well-researched policy memo with thought-out ideas for improving the state—it’s a poorly written piece of propaganda.” They say the former Rhodes scholar ignores the role of racist policy; he responds that they have “antiquated views of Black families.”