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In solidarity with #OurJPS

Zion Blount, a Murrah High School senior, spoke out against the impending state takeover of JPS. Photo courtesy
Stephen Wilson and Jackson Free Press.

Dear Friends,

On behalf of IDEA we want to draw your attention to Jackson Public School District in Mississippi and it's impending takeover by the state. This will devastate the local school district even further and comes on the heels of yet another year of severe underfunding. Community voice and local control will be stripped, the school board dissolved and the district turned over to a single conservator. 

We absolutely believe this situation arises from politics and intentions centered around the furthering of attempts...

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Posted on Oct 18, 2017 - 07:25 AM by Albert Sykes

Julian Bond: A Giant of Justice

Dear Friends,
As you may or may not have recently heard, yet another tall and strong tree has fallen in our civil and human rights forest, Mr. Julian Bond. We here at IDEA are sending our condolences to his immediate family, friends and to his brothers and sisters in struggle. Mr. Bond was an outstanding example of how one should live their life in service and in the unabashed pursuit of justice.
Julian Bond was an activist, father, grandfather, lawyer, leader, mentor and man of service. In watching him and learning about him from his peers as well as the history books it is clear to me what his greatest example ever was. It is an example of understanding victory and...

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Posted on Aug 19, 2015 - 01:39 PM by Albert Sykes

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