Jackson, Mississippi

Why Jackson, Miss., Has The Fastest Shrinking Population Across The U.S.

From the city’s water crisis to high homicide rate, residents face several problems.

Majority White Legislatures Taking Control Of Predominantly Black Cities In Emerging Pattern

‘Right-wing extremists’ with a racist agenda are taking away Black rights to self-determination, says activist.

Deion Sanders’ Daughter Apologizes For ‘Exaggerated’ Comments About ‘Murders’ At Jackson State University

Deiondra Sanders said in a podcast that there were frequent murders and other crimes on and off the Mississippi campus.

Mississippi Environmental Regulator Denies NAACP's Jackson Water Discrimination Claim

Mississippi’s ‘racist funding policies’ are at the root of the majority-Black city’s water crisis, says the civil rights organization.

DOJ Files Proposal In Federal Court To Install Third Party Manager For Jackson, Miss. Water System

Residents of the majority Black city have suffered decades of unsafe drinking water.

EPA Determines Water In Jackson Is Safe To Drink

The city has been struggling with a water crisis.

Jackson Water Crisis State Of Emergency Extended By Mississippi Governor

The order was first issued on August 30.

Mississippi Governor Calls Jackson Mayor 'Incompetent' Over Water Issues

Mayor Lumumba is critical of attempts to privatize the city’s faulty water system that fell into serious disrepair over decades of neglect.

Jackson, Miss., Resident Faces $4,000 Water Bill After Water Crisis

Residents of the majority-Black city say their sky-high water bills are unfair and inaccurate, but city officials defend the billing system.

50th Anniversary National Black Political Convention Postponed Over Jackson Water Crisis

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is a co-convener of the gathering to create a Black agenda.

How Jackson State University Survived The Water Crisis

The HBCU, located in Jackson, Miss., is working on long-term water solutions for the campus, as it speaks out against disinvestment in the city.