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Telling Every Story: Intimate Photographs, and Antics, of Bonny Parham in Amory, Miss.

Long-time newspaper editor Bonny Parham had a consistent presence and a personal stake in her community. Amory, Miss., was her home, and she documented its happenings for 40 years, from the 1960s to 2000. The perfectionist had to do good work not only for the newspaper’s survival but also because she needed the meager small-town newspaper salary for her and her son to eat and have a roof over their heads. Her photos live past her and now document the town through her eyes.

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Co-ops Stepping In to Solve Rural Internet Inequity in Noxubee, Nearby Counties

FASTnet, a for-profit subsidiary of the not-for-profit 4-County Electric Power Association, is providing broadband service to rural areas around the Golden Triangle area of Mississippi. COVID-19 magnified the disparities many Black families faced with little or no reliable internet access as they tried to continue their children’s education from home. Federal dollars should now boost the cooperative solution across Mississippi, barring roadblocks.

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