The handful of Mississippians who have risen from poverty to prominence occupy more space in our imaginations -- and our TVs, books, blogs, etc. -- than combined stories of the 256,000 Mississippi children currently living in poverty.
For the 24th time in 25 years, Mississippi finished last in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's index of 16 child well-being indicators. The director of Mississippi KIDS COUNT provides an explanation of the rankings.
Mississippi's flagship university has the opportunity to be a leader for institutions dealing with legacies of racism and exclusion. But before that can happen, we need to support Dan Jones's leadership from within.
The whole LeBron saga has gotten me thinking about the idea of homecoming: What responsibilities do we have to our place of birth? How do we reconcile those with the opportunities afforded by more glamorous places?
Commentary: Gov. Bryant claims to be protecting teachers from government intervention, but jamming the brakes at the eleventh hour would amount to an even greater intrustion into the classroom than any promulgated by the Common Core.