Five people standing beside signs that say Stand Against Hate and BLACC

‘Love Conquers All’: Jackson Nurse Using Hip-Hop Festival to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness

The nurse also owns Xperience Jxn Entertainment, an event company that started out of her need to put on exciting events in the capital city after hearing complaints about how there is little to do in Jackson. 

“They can spend Jackson money in Jackson, and then we can also attract people from other cities to bring money to Jackson, spend money and leave money here in Jackson,” Singleton said. She also wants the money they spend to help people living with HIV.

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How Do Pandemics End? Diseases Fade But Are Almost Never Truly Gone

Epidemiologists and public-health specialists have been using mathematical models to forecast the future in an effort to curb the coronvirus’ spread. But infectious disease modeling is tricky. Epidemiologists warn that “[m]odels are not crystal balls,” and even sophisticated versions, like those that combine forecasts or use machine learning, can’t necessarily reveal when the pandemic will end or how many people will die.

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Shows Sammy Moon with LGBTQ Fund volunteers

‘It Makes Us Feel Human’: LGBTQ Fund Fights for a Mississippi ‘Without Alienation’

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi founder Sammy Moon considered moving away with his partner amid a raft of anti-LGBTQ legislation, but decided to stay and use his experience in philanthropy to make it a better place. The fund envisions a Mississippi in which “all LGBTQ Mississippians will live safely, openly and without alienation”—the opposite of Moon’s own experiences growing up.

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