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GOP Candidates in MS-02 Offer Policies On Voting, Education, Economy

Two Republicans will go head-to-head for their party’s nomination in Mississippi’s 2nd congressional district after placing first and second in the June 7 primary. The candidates, Brian Flowers and Ron Eller, are vying for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson in November.

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MFP Voices

What I Found At My Kids’ Memphis School Isn’t Funny. It’s Racist.

Memphis Comedian Katrina Coleman found racist stickers posted on a dumpster near their children’s predominantly Black elementary school in Memphis, Tenn. Coleman along with their children scraped them off together, using this as an example of how white parents can initiate change in a racist system by calling out white supremacy one small act at a time.

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MFP Voices

JPS Board Should Lease Rowan Middle School to Midtown Public Charter

Midtown Public Charter School offered to pay Jackson Public Schools $80,000 per year to rent the abandoned Rowan Middle School building, but JPS did not take the offer. Working Together Jackson’s Lead Organizer and concerned parent Chevon Chatman challenges the JPS Board to “fight appropriately, toward the architects and gatekeepers of a system that harms children by not fully funding traditional public schools” instead of fighting one another over scraps.

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