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‘Just For Them’: Goodman Native Organizes Inaugural Kids Fest Jackson

Kids Fest Jackson will feature bounce houses, obstacle courses, a LEGO building area, a Nerf battle maze, a coloring area, photo ops with characters such as princesses and superheroes, slides, a 50-foot warrior jump course, artwork courses courtesy of local artists, balloon art, tricycle races, a magician, concession areas and more.

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MFP Voices

MFP Live: School Discipline Expert Ellen Reddy, March 17, 6 p.m. CDT

Ellen Reddy, who lives and works in Holmes County, Miss., is a long-time advocate for the rights of young people. She is also a school-discipline expert who, in 2003, helped start the the Mississippi Coalition for the Prevention of Schoolhouse to Jailhouse to identify and end the systemic factors contributing to the “pipeline” between schools and prisons.

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UM Confederate Cemetery Rendering

The Past Isn’t Dead: UM’s Winding Road to a Fight Over a Statue and a Cemetery

A trail of documents and emails shows how a plan to relocate the University of Mississippi’s rebel-soldier statue turned into an enhanced Confederate cemetery some call a “shrine.” But it didn’t happen overnight. The MFP’s investigation unpacks several years of machinations and strategy and lifts the curtain on how it happened.

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