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U.S. Justice Department Threatens Legal Action in Jackson Water Crisis

JACKSON, Miss.—The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking an enforceable agreement with the City of Jackson to address multiple violations of the Safe Drinking...

On the Come Up: Mississippi Academic Achievement Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels

The latest statewide academic assessment results from the Mississippi Department of Education are out, and they show student achievement exceeding pre-pandemic levels in English...

White 23-Year-Old Man indicted for Cross Burning in Harrison County on Gulf Coast

Axel Charles Cox, 23, “burned a cross in his front yard, and used threatening and racially derogatory remarks towards” five Black neighbors in Harrison...

‘A National Leader’: MFP Publisher Kimberly Griffin Wins Nonprofit News Award

Butterflies were dancing in my stomach, as Mississippi Free Press Publisher Kimberly Griffin and I pulled up at a table in a lush open-air...

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson Absent on Preventing Black Birth Disparities 

I have sought assistance from the U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson to address the perpetual maternity crisis facing Black mothers and babies in his...

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