Meet Mimmo Parisi, the political powerbroker who uses…

He listened with his arms crossed as Jake McGraw (public policy coordinator at William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation) presented his findings about the state's "brain-drain" crisis. According to Census data, Mississippi is losing the…

Q&A New DHS director considers increase to welfare…

Anderson laughed as Anderson remembered that Anderson wanted to meet with the long-time investigator "about an agency". The caller suggested that Anderson should "just come up to governor's office." Anderson was being tapped by the…

Marshall Ramsey interviews Dr Jennifer Bryan

Marshall Ramsey, Mississippi Today's Editor-at-Large, sits down to talk with Jennifer Bryan. Dr. Bryan was elected the first woman to chair the Mississippi State Medical Associations Board of Trustees. She educates legislators on global medicine…

Trying to Reason with COVID-19 with Marshall Ramsey

May 17, 2020. What we're going through is real, scary, and traumatic. Everybody has experienced this virus, and it seems that everyone is going through five stages of grief: denial, anger and bargaining. You can…

Failing and forgotten Black students languish as a…

YAZOO CITY (Mississippi) -- Sharonique Freeman quit Webster Elementary School because her teachers kept leaving. Freeman had to go through so many substitutes and instructors that her parents Joe and Sharon Freeman decided to homeschool…

How many Mississippi kids are poisoned by lead

GREENWOOD -- Mayor Carolyn McAdams doesn't know how serious the problem of lead exposure in Greenwood is. According to limited data, the devastating effects of lead exposure on children in Greenwood are just as severe…

Disgraced welfare director bowed to Phil Bryant’s wishes

In 2016, the former governor of Mississippi appointed Davis to manage the state's $1 billion public safety net. Mississippi Today obtained text exchanges that revealed the governor's influence over the agency. The scandal auditors claim…