Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba speaking inside, flanked by the city flag and certificates

Jackson Mayor Lumumba Tests Positive for COVID-19, Urges Masks and Boosters

Following a routine home test, City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21, 2021, and is quarantining at home. He urges Jacksonians “to abide by the citywide mask mandate to limit the spread of the virus and to continue getting the vaccination and booster shot to limit the possibility of serious health effects.”

Read More »
BWC Voices

My First Pregnancy: Living Through COVID While Discovering a New Norm

As COVID cases in Mississippi spiked in April 2020, the negative impact on what was supposed to be one of the happiest years of my life appeared right before my eyes. First, my graduation ceremony was cancelled, and students had to move off campus immediately. This meant goodbye to any senior-year traditions, rushed farewells to my professors, friends and classmates, no more late-night runs to the store with my college friends and definitely a “see you next time” to my twin bed in my dorm. Shortly thereafter, I noticed a change in how my OB-GYN scheduled appointments.

Read More »
White poster with red writing held up saying the future is female in crowd of women protest
MFP Voices

Remarkable Women, We Must Demand Respect for Our Person

Could it still be possible for someone to sexually assault in the midst of a global pandemic? Could perpetrators that depraved really exist? As I delved into the internet to satiate my curiosity, my supposition was confirmed. In fact, since the pandemic has started, female victims have been locked in with their abusive partners, with no means of escape. 

Read More »

How To Use COVID-19 Testing and Quarantining To Safely Travel For The Holidays

If you have any symptoms at all, stay home. If you do not have symptoms, then you can start to think about travel for the holidays. Knowing that tests are imperfect, the safest thing you can do is to strictly self-quarantine for 14 days before your visit. Testing can offer a helpful data point, but a quarantine is the more foolproof option.

Read More »