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Named for RuPaul, Ru To The Rescue Saves Animals in Rural Tippah County 

In Tippah County, Miss., Meagan Cunningham spends her time, treasure and passion saving as many lives as she can—the four-legged kind. With the support of a tiny band of local animal lovers who help as they are able with things like transportation and food, and a few homes that regularly foster the more vulnerable animals, Cunningham is devoted to making a difference for as many dogs and cats (and occasionally pigs, rabbits, and other assorted strays) as she can. But it’s disheartening knowing they can’t save every animal in need. 

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Community members protest the Byhalia Connection Pipeline
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From Memphis to North Mississippi, Ida B. Wells’ Words Hit Mark on Byhalia Pipeline

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” said Wells, in whose honor a statue will be unveiled Friday morning July 23, 2021 on Beale Street. The vigilance she speaks of doesn’t assume every act is sinister, but it does implore us—especially journalists—to listen when disenfranchised people speak out, to be relentless in pursuit of truth in any issue, and never dismiss the plight of historically overlooked people.

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