Amid water crisis, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declares it’s ‘a great day to not be in Jackson’ –

While the people of Jackson, Miss., were enjoying their first full day with drinkable water in seven weeks, the state’s governor celebrated being far away from the troubled capital.

“I’ve got to tell you, it is a great day to be in Hattiesburg,” Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday, speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a private equities firm. “It’s also, as always, a great day to not be in Jackson.”

Reeves, a 48-year-old Republican who came to office in 2020, resides in the governor’s mansion in Jackson.


Cloudy water weeks earlier had led to a boil-water notice for many of the city’s 160,000 residents – more than 80% of whom are Black. Jackson residents have blamed the state for neglecting their city’s infrastructure needs as a matter or racial inequity.

Jackson Native Halima Olufemi told NPR🔻 boiling water before drinking it in her hometown has been a tradition passed on through several generations.

🔻See ponderings 368. “Avoiding the tap water in Jackson is a longtime way of life : NPR”


mon sept 19 2022 REmbr… G is, as G can only BE. GOOD

If I didn’t define myself, I’d be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. audre lorde

amen. so BE it. laff THRU it…yes. in Time.

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