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Former Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, and former Rep. Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, raises their hands outside the House chamber
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#TennesseeThree: Two Black Men And A White Woman Stand Up And Talk Back

“Watching racist members of the Tennessee Legislature bring all their power to silence who will now go into the history books as the #TennesseeThree is infuriating, familiar and exhilarating all at the same time,” Donna Ladd writes. “It is infuriating because this is what happens when people other than white men step up to exercise their First Amendment right to be loud and protest government decisions.”

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21 Years of Free Press Journalism in Mississippi
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21 Years of Free Press Journalism in Mississippi

“Thank God for people like you who understand that we aren’t a fly-by-night joint and who know and appreciate our 21 years of Free Press journalism done right in service of the people over power,” MFP Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer Kimberly Griffin writes.

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The Statue of Liberty - The statue is a personification of liberty in the form of a woman. She holds a torch in her raised right hand and clutches a tablet in her left.
MFP Voices

America’s Political System Looks Gloomy Without Succession Planning

Duvalier Malone explains that America’s political system could be on the brink of collapse if our current leaders do not come up with an adequate succession plan to properly fill future leadership positions. “Only then can we ensure that our government is truly representative of the people and that the public’s interests are being served,” he writes.

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inside of Mississippi Capitol chamber showing many seats
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Power Is Power. It Always Needs More Sunshine.

“Power is power, and it always deserves more sunshine, not less. All Mississippi Free Press journalists believe in that principle and, like Nick Judin in recent weeks, will try to bring you the information others would rather you not have. This is exactly what “truth to power” means, and we’re dedicated to it.”

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