Jackson, Mississippi

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.
01/25/2023

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.
01/09/2023

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.
12/01/2022

EPA Determines Water In Jackson Is Safe To Drink

The city has been struggling with a water crisis.
11/02/2022

Jackson Water Crisis State Of Emergency Extended By Mississippi Governor

The order was first issued on August 30.
10/31/2022

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.
10/21/2022

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.
10/17/2022

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.
10/03/2022

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.
09/30/2022

Jackson Residents Sue Over Water Crisis

The city has been suffering with access to water for over a decade.
09/20/2022