Mississippi's capital city is finally addressing how it buries people without notifying their family.


Mississippi police had a checkpoint and roadblocks "next to" the state's largest - and Blackest - polling place in what the NAACP called "voter intimidation."

The death went unreported before he was buried.


A suspect was arrested in the on campus shooting of Jackson State University student Jaylen Burns at the end of homecoming weekend.

Despite the Senate's inaction, Black Voters Matter and allied organizations continue to caravan through the south to Washington, D.C., raising awareness around voting rights, election reform, and D.C. statehood.

Climate & Environment

A Mississipi-wide rapid response coalition focuses on centering community needs and building a path forward after harsh storms left many Jackson residents without water.


Authorities in Jackson, Mississippi have arrested three teens on capital murder charges in the death of Kingston Frazier, who was in the back seat of his mom's stolen vehicle.


A new lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union says that Black residents are being racially profiled by police officers during traffic stops and searches in one majority-White county in Mississippi.

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, 34, is a defense attorney and son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who became mayor of Jackson in 2013, but tragically died just 8 months after taking office. The elder Lumumba was a member of the Republic of New Afrika, a social movement steeped in Black Nationalism.


  Jamal Mallard, 29, was discovered dead early Sunday morning in a Jackson, Miss. jail cell and his family is searching for answers. “We have had an incident occur here at the Jackson Jail, and we want to be as transparent as we can about it,” Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance said. According to the […]

Former Ward 2 Councilman and Chokwe Lumumba, 65, is the new mayor of  Jackson, Miss., winning the general election with 87 percent of the vote, reports Fight Back! News. “I’m just delighted. I feel wonderfully well about the people and their vote. Our slogan has been the people must decide and the people gave us […]