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Join a Circle Discussing Solutions to Mississippi Violence

During these violence-prevention circles—which are virtual for now, though we hope we can have face-to-face conversations soon—we sit down with Mississippians from all walks of life and all corners of the state who then become part of a larger network seeking solutions together.

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MFP’s Spring Campaign 2022: We’re Committed To Reporting ‘Solutions For Mississippi’

“It’s one of the most fabulous times of the year! MFP’s spring fundraising campaign launched this past weekend with the theme, ‘Solutions for Mississippi.’ I can’t stress this enough,” Kimberly Griffin writes. “No gift is too small. Also, no gift is too big, so don’t let that stop you. Please give what you can to kick off this critical campaign.”

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Headshot of Kayode Crown, wearing a grey sweater and black rectangle glasses
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A New ‘Sheriff’ Is Reporting Unconscionable, Bipartisan Jail Practices in Mississippi

Our new journalistic sheriff is on Mississippi criminal-justice beat to make sure that this problem, and related ones, stay front and center until solutions are engaged. No more closing of the eyes, kicking the problem down the road and media ignoring it. Reporter Kayode Crown is determined to not allow that to happen, and as of Jan. 15, he is a full-time reporter at the Mississippi Free Press.

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Pictured right to left are Medical Director Crystal S. Cook, LPN Nekita Ellis and mobile unit driver Lorraine Ware
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Building the Baseboards of Life-Altering Journalism in Mississippi

“I’m committed to the Mississippi Free Press because this is an outlet trying to do it all. We strive for deep, timely reporting from well-supported journalists with a real dedication to Mississippi, and we are doing it without paywalls. It’s not an easy path. There aren’t any shortcuts. And most of us are too stubborn to take them anyway,” reporter Nick Judin writes.

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Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center’s mobile unit team with the Sheriff
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Stop the Presses: Nation Notices Excellence in Mississippi

Editor Donna Ladd writes: “We do this cause/solution-driven journalism to serve our communities, our people and to actually help move needles in our state. We are here to celebrate local efforts and to expose inadequacies that make conditions worse for traditionally marginalized Mississippians. But we are also fans of challenging the narratives of our state outside the state lines.”

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Tis the Season for Believing in Mississippi’s Potential

We need your investment in our vision for it to grow and to care for our people—Journalism costs money. But what I want you to know today is that each of you is part of this movement to gather up Mississippians past or present, and those who want to see us succeed, to believe and take collaborative action toward shared progress and change for all our people.

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