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(In)Equity and Resilience:
Black Women, Systemic Barriers
and COVID-19 Project​

The goal of this collaborative reporting between two women-run, statewide news organizations in Mississippi is simple, but complicated: Dig into and report the systemic inequities that caused COVID-19 to hit Black women harder than any other group, including Black men, in its early months in 2020. A team of women journalists is zooming in on specific counties, using our deep Mississippi networks, on-the-ground reporting and solution circles to, first, learn from Black women in counties across Mississippi about the deep-seated challenges the pandemic magnified, then to report their stories in deep historic and data-driven context. The journalists then take those county-level discoveries and report them through a solutions-journalism lens, seeking actions that can work in counties across Mississippi, with support from the Solutions Journalism Network.

To get involved, join a solution circle or sponsor BWC Project systemic journalism, email [email protected].


Deconstructing COVID-19 and Race Inequities in Mississippi


BWC Project Counties

Noxubee County

Hinds County

Holmes County


The Team

DeAnna Tisdale
Kimberly Griffin
Azia Wiggins
Torsheta Jackson
Aliyah Veal
Acacia Clark
Donna Ladd

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