Mississippi Democrat Brandon Presley aims to rally Black voters in governor’s race

By Michael GoldbergThe Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s gubernatorial election could hinge on turnout among Black voters, who haven’t wielded political influence commensurate with their share of the state population, the Democratic nominee said Oct. 6. At a campaign event in the 80 percent Black state capital of Jackson just over


AFRO spotlight on Black excellence: How JA Biztown is using financial literacy simulation to students

Ashleigh FieldsAFRO Assistant Editorafields@afro.com Parents across the country often wonder what they can do to educate their children about finances in the early stages of life. While many rely on books, online saving games and budgeting spreadsheets few are aware that there are other options. The Junior Achievement non-profit organization’s finance park and “JA Biztown”