Prison education programs are primed to take off in Mississippi. Here’s what one class looks like.
As the federal government is preparing to make federal financial aid once again available to incarcerated people starting July 1, these programs are primed to explode in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
On this day in 1963
On this day in 1963, Fannie Lou Hamer was jailed and beaten for defying segregation on a bus and at a restaurant.
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Democrat Brandon Presley calls for overhaul of campaign finance laws
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brandon Presley called for state leaders to reform Mississippi’s notoriously lax campaign finance laws and expand the role of the state’s Ethics Commission.
‘A battle from day one’: How government disaster recovery overlooks Mississippians
When natural disasters happen, the government is supposed to help. But for recovering communities in Mississippi, that aid often falls short.
New law cracks down on freedom of speech, but just in Jackson, lawsuit says
Under Senate Bill 2343, set to go into effect July 1, the public safety commissioner and capital police chief must approve any event next to state-owned or -occupied buildings.
Deja vu? Justin Storm pitches Southern Miss into regional final
Southern Miss defeated Penn 11-2 Sunday night, forcing a winner-take-all regional championship game on Monday.
Podcast: Gov. Ronnie Musgrove talks 2023 governor’s race and Brandon Presley’s chances
Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove joins Mississippi Today’s Geoff Pender, Bobby Harrison, and Adam Ganucheau to discuss the wild statewide election year.
Mississippi Stories: Kevin Roberts
On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey talks with Fit Chef founder Kevin Roberts about entrepreneurship and his upcoming RockBox location in Jackson.
Will Supreme Court rely on ‘plain reading’ of law in two highly partisan cases?
Judges often say they look first at and follow the “the plain language” of the law in deciding a case. But in recent years, Mississippi Supreme Court justices have been inconsistent in adhering to that “plain language” principle.
Southern Miss stays alive, beats Auburn 7-2 to play another day
Southern Miss baseball defeated the Auburn Tigers 7-2 to stay alive in NCAA regional postseason play.
MT Listens: How we’re continuing our work to amplify diverse voices in Mississippi
Mississippi Today is launching MT Listens, a community listening project, to double down on our commitment to uplift diverse voices.Learn More