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Past articles by Bracey:

Federal watchdog is probing Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis

A team from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General arrived in Jackson, Mississippi, last week to begin a review of the city's water. → Read More

Jackson’s water system may need billions in repairs. Federal infrastructure funds aren’t a quick fix.

Mississippi is set to receive $429 million from President Biden's Infrastructure and Investment in Jobs Act to fix its water systems. But Jackson is in crisis now. → Read More

Black women in the South have been bracing for Roe’s fall for decades

Black organizers in the South are already working to make sure Black people’s needs are not ignored as the Supreme Court appears set to strike down Roe v. Wade. → Read More

He’s protested abortions outside Mississippi’s sole clinic for years. Now he might retire.

“I’ll probably get to fish,” said David Lane, an anti-abortion rights activist who demonstrates regularly outside the Jackson clinic at the center of the Supreme Court case. → Read More

A record spike in rents hits Tampa Bay after newcomers flocked to Florida during the pandemic

The average rent for single-family homes, condo units and small multi-unit buildings increased more than 28 percent over the past year. → Read More

‘They don’t offer anything’: Disaster survivors left behind when FEMA, states don’t help

After natural disasters, FEMA often rejects aid to vulnerable communities where survivors have few other paths to recovery, an NBC News analysis found. → Read More

Dan Reeves, famed NFL coach and player, dies at 77

Dan Reeves, whose career in the NFL first as a player and then as a head coach, spanned nearly four decades died Saturday morning. → Read More

Abortion rights advocates in Mississippi strategize for a post-Roe world

The Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization will affect abortions for patients in Mississippi and nationwide. → Read More

FEMA closes gap that prevented many Black families in South from receiving disaster aid

A FEMA policy change will help Black landowners with heirs' property rebuild after natural disasters. The first test comes after Hurricane Ida in Louisiana. → Read More

The eviction moratorium is about to end, yet federal relief funds largely remain unspent

An analysis of emergency rental assistance funds by NBC News found that 26 states had distributed less than 10 percent of their first federal allocations. → Read More

Climate change hits poorer communities harder. For some, FEMA's grants are out of reach.

Three of the country's wealthiest states are on track to receive more than half of the money from a new program helping communities prepare for extreme weather. → Read More

Mississippi received millions in rent aid. But many struggling tenants are still waiting.

Mississippi has spent little of the millions of dollars it received from the federal government for emergency rental assistance to help tenants avoid eviction. → Read More

Outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, a Black activist ensures women are not alone

As the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case heads to the Supreme Court, patients at Mississippi's last abortion clinic face a gauntlet of protests. → Read More

As vaccine demand slows, doctors shift to 'microtargeting' vulnerable communities

In communities facing a surplus of unused Covid-19 vaccine doses, providers are turning gas stations and nightclubs into vaccination sites. → Read More

Housing advocates say evictions are continuing at 'full steam,' despite a federal ban

The Biden administration extended the nationwide eviction moratorium until June 30, 2021, but landlords are continuing to evict renters. → Read More

A month without water: In Jackson, Mississippi, struggling residents fear next outage

Thousands of residents in Jackson, Mississippi have been without water for almost a month. Without an intervention, widespread outages could happen again. → Read More

‘Are you listening?’ First-year teachers struggle to reach students they can’t see

For new teachers in Louisville, Ky., the challenges of remote learning during the Covid-19 pandemic go far beyond the screen. → Read More

Covid upended the lives of children everywhere. In these states, they struggled the most.

Save the Children ranked Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico and Alabama as the "worst" states for children during the pandemic. Minnesota, Utah, Washington, New Hampshire and South Dakota were the best. → Read More

Police in Jackson, Mississippi, want access to live home security video, alarming privacy advocates

Police in Jackson, Mississippi, want to expand their surveillance powers by tapping into popular home security devices, including doorbell cameras like Ring. → Read More

Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education was supposed to change everything for Southern black children

In 1969, Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education was supposed to change everything for Southern black children, but it didn't → Read More