November 15, 2018

What happens when ONE CHURCH decides to show ONE act of LOVE TO 19,000 other MISSISSIPPIANS in ONE DAY? What happens when, IN ONE DAY, one church takes the time to show love to 19,000 of the 28,000 incarcerated Mississippians? That's a number that is much larger than t...

November 12, 2018

There is a ruthless killer on the loose in Mississippi. From dark alleys to dimly lit streets, to winding dirt roads leading to single family homes and through gated neighborhoods to the wealthiest in town, this killer has no mercy and finds its victims of all races, c...

October 9, 2018

JACKSON, Miss.—A public reception in honor of Angie Thomas, author of New York Times bestseller The Hate U Give, will be held on Wednesday, October 10, at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. R&B artist Kerry Thomas will...

August 31, 2018

I often get calls from employers asking me to gather some potential employees for them. In the past, we've met with good success in such partnerships. Recently, however, I sent some people to a potential employer. I told them that the job could offer an excellent caree...

August 9, 2018

Anyone from Houston, Mississippi, knows the importance of emphasizing Mississippi when explaining their hometown’s location with a stranger. My Houston—which is a surprise to seemingly everyone—is not in Texas. And most importantly, yes—Houston, Mississippi actually do...

If we want to improve Jackson and Mississippi, let's set out to improve ourselves. In this brief video, Bishop Ronnie Crudup of New Horizon Church International says this is key for us all.

May 9, 2018

Cities in Mississippi better check local election sign laws. It's likely many are illegal.

“It’s election season in Mississippi, so a lot of folks are wondering about when and where they can place their campaign signs,” says Shadrack White, Director of the Mississippi J...

April 24, 2018

Dave Ramsey offers practical tips for budgeting in your everyday life and ways to tackle unexpected expenses.

April 23, 2018

This is the story of a family who defies negative stereotypes and statistics. Meanwhile, this Greenwood family has helped put Mississippi at the top of the nation in one very good category.

Three troubling statistics.

We all know the debilitating effects to children rais...

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