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MFP Voices

We Don’t Scare Easily—MFP’s Focus Is Getting It Right, Not Reporting It First

“First, not one person on our team is fixated on being first. Getting it right is our goal,” Kimberly Griffin writes. “We aren’t sitting around decrying other journalists covering the story. That’s not helpful. It’s harmful because Mississippians deserve as much good information they can get because, Lord knows, power brokers are hiding it from us.”

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MFP Voices

Diversity Is An Overused Word, But a Vital First Step for Essential Journalism 

MFP Co-founder and Publisher Kimberly Griffin reflects on takeaways from a national journalism conference in Chicago, highlighting the continual growth of diversity in media. “‘Diversity’ is an overused word, yet I can’t think of any better word to describe the rooms filled with more Black and Brown folks, more young people, and more people from the LGBTQ+ community,” she writes.

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MFP Voices

My MFP Role Helps Me Pass Torch to Other Badass Black Mississippians

Deputy Editor Azia Wiggins writes that her work at the MFP helps mend the broken relationship between the people and media with our transparency and investigative journalism that focuses on truth and solutions—and set a higher ethical standard in journalism. And she can use the door opened to her to help other native Black Mississippians get new opportunities.

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MFP Voices

Black and Brown Women in Media: From Mammy to Vixen to True Inclusion

Black and Brown women go missing every day in the United States. Black and Brown women die at the hands of partners every day in the United States. Yet, we’re rarely afforded the same media attention that white women get when these tragedies strike, particularly white women who are pretty, thin and at least middle class. Perhaps you’re wondering why. I’m not. 

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MFP Voices

Why Women Need Male Allies at Work to Help Fight Sexism

What difference can one un-sexist man make? My colleagues and I had a hunch that the actions of individual male allies–even through simple acts such as highlighting the strengths of female colleagues or checking in on their well-being–might serve as a counterweight to the negative effects of everyday sexism. But not only that, we decided to study how that might impact men as well.

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‘Ole Miss’ vs. ‘New Miss’: Black Students, Faculty on How to Reject Racism, Step Forward Together

Black students and faculty at the University of Mississippi explain how administrators, donors and alumni can step boldly into an anti-racist future with transparency, publicly stated solutions and without depending on UM community members of color to do the heavy lifting. They love the university and want to see it reach its, and thus the state’s, full diverse, equitable and inclusive potential.

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