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Local Sorority Chapter Raising Scholarship Funds for Mississippi HBCUs  

The Social Action Committee of the Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is using public forums to bring community voices together on issues that affect Mississippians. The forums have focused on topics like health equity, redistricting, voter suppression, supporting gender equality and educational disparities and inequalities. 

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MFP Voices

See the Professor Over the Predator: Black Male Teachers Belong in the Classroom

For Black men, trauma and not just exposure are factors when choosing to become a teacher. The same schools that make a point to punish our boys seem to also be unwelcoming places for our Black men to work. Imagine the strength it takes to return to sites of trauma as champions of the education system—to be cursed Americana wrapped in enough patriotism to educate America’s future. 

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Culture

JSU Student Finds His Voice in the Fight Against Police Brutality

Three officers sat on Floyd, 46, one officer with his knee on his neck, for almost nine minutes while he was handcuffed and lying on his stomach, begging for breath and life. It was a horrific and traumatizing experience, one that left Michael Taylor, a senior theater major at Jackson State University, confused after he watched it. He couldn’t comprehend why the cops handled the situation in such a way, he said. 

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