by JFP Staff
When local comedienne Rita Brent is not touring the southeast for her standup comedy, she is out and about in Jackson. Here are her top nine favorite local places.
by Ko Bragg
LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, often breaks out into song when she speaks to a crowd. Two weeks ago, she kicked off a bus ride from Jackson into the Mississippi Delta with a rendition of "Eyes on the Prize." Other passengers joined her, but Brown's raspy voice rose to the top.
by Mike McDonald
On April 24, 1960, a group of about 125 African Americans stormed Biloxi Beach, swimming in the water and playing on the beach. It was not long before a mob of white people showed up and began assaulting the protesters. The event triggered a series of riots across the city, and the day ultimately became known as Bloody Sunday.
by Dustin Cardon
Development often happens in fits and starts in Jackson, but fall 2018 should see a lot of bulldozers and hard hats around town.
by Jenna Gibson
During a Friday night dinner rush at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar in November 2017, the restaurant was a madhouse. Amid the chaos was local author Dawn Dugle, observing its inner workings for her book, "The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty."
by Micah Smith
Allen Luke sat on the patio outside of Crown Studios in Fondren, taking a quick break before jumping back into an already long day in late July.
by Bryan Flynn
When head coach Hal Mumme left to become offensive coordinator at Jackson State University, Belhaven University needed to find a new leader for its football program. The Blazers found one in Blaine McCorkle.
by Amber Helsel
Kimberly Ruffin owns and operates local bakery Kimmiesweett, which she started as a home business around 2008 and expanded with a Northpark Mall storefront in 2017. Now located in Fannin Mart in Brandon, the bakery is growing to offer cake-decorating classes, coffee and more. Photo by Delreco Harris.
Two customers gathered around the counter at Kimmiesweett in Brandon. One patiently waited as owner Kimberly Ruffin finished preparing a caramel cake—an emergency birthday cake—for another guest.
by JFP Staff
Each year, we ask you about the best things in Jackson--from places to eat and drink to people to nonprofits and everything in between, including lawyers. Here are who you voted as 2018' Best of Jackson lawyers and law firms.
by Amber Helsel
A building at the corner of West Street and Millsaps Avenue sits seemingly undisturbed, appearing like just another vacant one in midtown Jackson.
However, there's more than immediately meets the eye at the building, now dubbed The Monastery.
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