From Woolworth’s to #BlackLivesMatter: Protesting for Life, Freedom and Dignity

​By Kaitlyn Fowler and Maisie Brown Additional reporting by Joshua Wright, Z’eani Furdge and Chauncey Nettles The spray-painting of the demonstrators just added to the carnival atmosphere and elevated both the hysteria and the horror. In a sea of white customers, three dark spots speckled the startled crowd at Woolworth’s in downtown Jackson on May […]

Supporting Black Dollars and Businesses in Jackson, Miss.

by Asia Mangum, Kenytta Brown and Makallen Kelley Maati Joan Prim greets visitors to Marshall’s Music & Bookstore on Farish Street with a warm, enthusiastic hug, making them feel welcome from the start. On this day, her hair is wrapped in a yellow African head wrap, and she wears a matching shirt and an orange dashiki […]