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Mississippi doesn't have to remain a national punch line

Aug 04, 2014

On July 22, Mississippi found itself ranked last in the nation in yet another national report when the Annie E. Casey Foundation...

Civil rights groups gain hearing vs. Mississippi on drug testing

Jul 31, 2014

A new law, House Bill 49, which would require recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments to fill out new questionnaires, and possibly followed by drug testing, was scheduled to take effect...

Under state probe, All American Check Cashing gets ‘F’ rating from Better Business Bureau

Jul 24, 2014

All American Check Cashing’s refusal to answer complaints has led the Better Business Bureaus in Mississippi and Alabama to give grades of “F” to the Madison payday lender that the Mississippi Department of Banking...

Public hearing on welfare drug testing law being held Tuesday

Jul 21, 2014

Citizens are urged to share their opinion Tuesday at a public hearing dealing with the new state law that could lead to drug testing for some welfare applicants.

A public hearing dealing with the new state law...

When poverty makes you sick, a lawyer can be the cure

Jul 17, 2014

FixesFixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work.

By early summer 2010, the temperature had already reached 100 degrees in Cincinnati. At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,...

State regulators probe All American Check Cashing on suspicion of violating loan rollover law

Jul 16, 2014

Madison payday lender All American Check Cashing is under a “cease and desist” order after refusing to let examiners from the Mississippi Department of Banking and Finance review its records for signs of illegal...

MHV to host Estate Planning meeting

Jul 13, 2014

Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers will host an Estate Planning Meeting on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m.

The meeting will take place in the side kitchen of the Bolivar County Extension Service, and Paheadra Robinson,...

Without economic and educational justice, there is no racial justice

Jul 03, 2014

A half-century after Freedom Summer, African Americans continue to face severe barriers not just to voting, but also to economic security.

On a hot, dusty June day fifty years ago, during what became known as...

Setting down financial roots

Jul 02, 2014

In an effort to shield Mississippi residents from predatory lenders, the Mississippi Center for Justice launched New Roots Credit Partnership, which helps connect residents to affordable banking. The City of Jackson...

Law allowing drug tests tied to welfare delayed

Jun 26, 2014

The Mississippi Department of Human Services agreed to a request to delay the law that would require Temporary Assistance to Needy Families applicants to complete a questionnaire and possibly be drug tested, until...