5 Things To Know About The Ongoing Water Crisis In Jackson, Mississippi

The city has been devastated since Feb. 16 when record-low temperatures froze machinery at the city’s water treatment plant, causing more than a hundred water main breaks and leaks, according to Truthout. Due to the damage, the plants were unable to maintain adequate water pressure. “I know residents are trying to understand this process and be patient —… Continue reading 5 Things To Know About The Ongoing Water Crisis In Jackson, Mississippi

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Mississippi Middle School Assignment Asks Students To Pretend They’re Slaves Writing Letters Home To Africa

A Mississippi middle school is facing backlash after a teacher assigned an essay asking students to pretend they’re slaves. The incident took place at Purvis Middle School in Lamar County, Mississippi, as part of what was supposed to be a lesson on the “atrocities and negatives of slavery,” WDAM7 reported.  Titled the “Slave Letter Writing Activity,” the assignment prompted the students to… Continue reading Mississippi Middle School Assignment Asks Students To Pretend They’re Slaves Writing Letters Home To Africa

Black Mississippi Residents In The City Of Jackson Have Had No Running Water For Nearly 2 Weeks

Since the devastating winter storms in February, thousands of people living in the state of Mississippi have been cut off or restricted from running water, and left without the ability to bathe, cook or flush their toilets due to deficiencies with the state’s energy grid. In the city of Jackson, Mississippi, many residents have had to… Continue reading Black Mississippi Residents In The City Of Jackson Have Had No Running Water For Nearly 2 Weeks

Jackson, Mississippi water crisis battle continues with many residents still without water

0 SHARES ShareTweetSubscribe Water distribution continues in Jackson, Mississippi as Jackson residents battle the water crisis caused by last week’s record low temperatures according to WAPT.  Earlier this week, the Pocahontas Volunteer Fire Department was in Jackson distributing over 6,000 gallons of water to people who are having a tough time during the current water… Continue reading Jackson, Mississippi water crisis battle continues with many residents still without water