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Local Sorority Chapter Raising Scholarship Funds for Mississippi HBCUs  

The Social Action Committee of the Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is using public forums to bring community voices together on issues that affect Mississippians. The forums have focused on topics like health equity, redistricting, voter suppression, supporting gender equality and educational disparities and inequalities. 

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Dr. Hilliard Lackey Paves Path to College for High Schoolers in Marks, Miss.

Dr. Hilliard Lackey, a long-time professor at JSU, has paved a path for students from his own hometown to attend the historically Black college in west Jackson. In the years since, the Lackey Scholarship has gone to students ranked as low as eighth in the class, as well as to the highest-ranked student (other than the valedictorian and salutatorian) who has chosen to attend JSU.

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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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