MSMS student Georgianna McKenny won NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge for her project on the Jackson water crisis.
Jasmine Williams is a creative producer, which encompasses not only writing, film and storytelling, but also captures the experiences of southern Black folks.
Mississippi School for Math and Science African American History teacher Chuck Yarborough and former student Renita Holmes started the school’s first Eighth of May Emancipation Day celebration in 2005.
Future rape victims in Mississippi can have more confidence that the State will process their rape test kits in a timely manner after Gov. Tate Reeves signed House Bill 485 into law on April 17, but much work remains to be done, Ilse Knecht told the Mississippi Free Press.
Advocates say that House Bill 485, which is currently making its way through the Mississippi Legislature, could remedy the problem of long-unprocessed rape kits.
Mississippi’s first and oldest film festival, known as The Mag for short, has come a long way since its initial outing in 1997 in West Point, Miss., when audiences huddled in jackets and under blankets in the cold auditorium of Central School.
Mississippi Free Press’ attorney Rob McDuff said in a May 2022 statement that the Mississippi Open Meetings Act requires that other meetings of legislators, like the Republican Caucus, be open to the public when they constitute a quorum and are discussing public business.”