Bobbi-Jeanne Misick is our Southern Fellow. She’s a New Orleans, Louisiana based journalist and a reporter for NPR member-stations WWNO and WRKF, where she covers health, criminal justice and social justice issues. Much of her work as a reporter and producer has focused on the Caribbean, where she covered a range of topics from violence against LGBTQ youth, gay marriage and teen pregnancy to extrajudicial killings, misuse of police resources and the rise of extremism in the region. Bobbi-Jeanne’s work has appeared in ESSENCE Magazine and on NPR. She is a graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She will be reporting on immigration asylum and parole policies in the deep south.
A year ago, below freezing temperatures collapsed Jackson, Mississippi’s water system, leaving thousands without water and revealing longstanding cracks in its infrastructure.
Leaders of southern HBCUs gathered for a virtual roundtable to discuss the significance of bomb threats made against their institutions and how to move forward.
Two men who speak a rare language languished in Louisiana and Mississippi detention centers — in part, they say, because they weren’t able to share their experiences in their native tongue.
A new study shows connection between cancer rates and air pollution in Louisiana’s poorest and most industrialized neighborhoods.
The state of Louisiana has granted a posthumous pardon to Homer Plessy, the Creole man who refused to leave a “whites only” train car in 1892. The case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi are set to receive $100 million from the infrastructure bill to expand internet access, but each state will have a different set of priorities.
Black residents of Southeast Louisiana, dedicated to fighting air and soil pollution in their own neighborhoods and towns met with EPA Administrator Michael Regan on his “Journey to Justice,” listening tour, sharing their stories and frustrations.
New Orleanians must wait a few more weeks to learn who their next sheriff will be, with a runoff called between incumbent Sheriff Marlin Gusman and former New Orleans Police Department Independent Monitor Susan Hutson.