After Years of Inaction, Delta Teacher Shortage Reaches ‘Crisis’ Levels

“Low pay, few housing options, and a lack of job opportunities for teachers’ spouses are some of the obstacles that make recruiting educators a challenging task in many Mississippi communities, and particularly those in the Delta.”

Published: Feb 18, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,851 words)

‘What Happens in This House Stays in This House’: Black Women Sound the Alarm about Domestic Violence in the African American Community

By telling the stories of  Ishaunna Gully and Davokiee Ann Jackson, two women from Laurel, Mississippi, photojournalist Eric J. Shelton tries to understand the specific threat of intimate partner violence for black women in the South.

Published: Feb 4, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,881 words)