In high school, Alex Coleman stole materials from construction sites and used them to build doghouses to sell. But one day, he was caught.
More than one in three Mississippi children grow up in households under the federal poverty line, which is higher than any developed country in the world, according to rethinkms.org. With those statistics, organizations such as Doors of Hope Transition Ministries, at 924 Van Buren Ave. in Oxford, provides support and financial help to needy families.
Mississippi has the nation’s most significant number of documented food insecure individuals. Statewide non-profit Extra Table and Lafayette County’s The Pantry are working to stop food insecurities in Mississippi.
Mississippi Delta sharecropper shacks restored to rent lead to conversation about places with complex histories
In the famous farmlands of the Delta, where cultural history is as rich as the soil, there have been efforts to tear down the fabric of history it has come to represent. “Sharecropper shacks,” popularized during the post-Civil War agricultural system, were let by tenant farmers who would work the land.
It’s hard to imagine waking up every day not knowing where you’ll find your next meal. A group of University of Mississippi students are working with the organization Feed the Hunger, a non-profit that works to feed spiritual and physical hunger.
Charleston, Mississippi resident Brittney Hames loves to exercise at the James C. Kennedy Wellness Center, a facility that two years ago thanks to a grant from a Charleston resident.
Kate Martin taught in the Delta school system, where she experienced a beautifully broken place. Her teaching career started in the Delta at a small school in Sunflower County. Since she obtained an alternative teaching license, she had a lot to learn about classroom management.