Next on MFP Live:
Ellen Ann Fentress, July 28, 2022 @ 6 p.m.

Previous Episodes

July 28, 2022:
Ellen Ann Fentress

Writer and Filmmaker Ellen Ann Fentress talks to Kimberly and Donna about founding The Admissions Project/Academy Stories and more.

July 7, 2022:
Nick Wallace

Chef Nick Wallace talks to Kimberly and Donna about the legacy of Southern food in the country, his recent television appearances and more.

June 23, 2022:
David Rae Morris

David Dennis Sr., Civil Rights activist and collaborator on “The Movement Made Us” and David Dennis Jr., journalist and author of “The Movement Made Us”, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

June 16, 2022:
Arekia Bennett
and Velvet Johnson

Arekia Bennett, Executive Director for MS Votes, and Velvet Johnson, Program Director for MS Votes, talk to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

June 9, 2022:
Rita Brent

Comedian, musician and military veteran Rita Brent visits with MFP’s Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

May 19, 2022:
David Dennis Sr. and David Dennis Jr.

David Dennis Sr., Civil Rights activist and collaborator on “The Movement Made Us” and David Dennis Jr., journalist and author of “The Movement Made Us”, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

May 12, 2022:
Thomas K. Hudson

Thomas K. Hudson, President of Jackson State University, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

April 21, 2022:
Jessie Daniels

Jessie Daniels, the author of “Nice White Ladies” and professor of sociology and Africana studies at Hunter College, CUNY, speaks with Donna and Kimberly.

April 14, 2022:
Carlton Turner

Carlton Turner of ‘Sipp Culture joins Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd to discuss community development in rural Mississippi through storytelling, art, connection and community farming.

March 31, 2022:
Roscoe Barnes III, PhD

Roscoe Barnes III, PhD, Cultural Heritage and Tourism Manager for Visit Natchez joins Donna and Kimberly to discuss the proposed U.S. Colored Troops monument and the changing way Natchez is facing its history.

March 24, 2022:
La June Montgomery Tabron
and Rhea Williams-Bishop

La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, then Rhea Williams-Bishop, director of Mississippi and New Orleans programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, talk to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

March 17, 2022:
Ellen Reddy

Ellen Reddy, executive director of the Nollie Jenkins Family Center, joins Donna Ladd and Kimberly Griffin to discuss promoting safe and supportive schools and school-discipline reform.

March 10, 2022:
Karen Hinton

Karen Hinton, Mississippi native and the author of “Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men and Power,” talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

March 3, 2022:
Elaine Talbott and CJ Winship

Elaine Talbott, board member of PFLAG Jackson, and CJ Winship, a law student, former police officer and member of the LGBTQ+ community, joins Donna Ladd and Kimberly Griffin to discuss the impact of LGBTQ+ representation in the Ridgeland Public Library.

February 17, 2022:
Oresa Napper-Williams

Oresa Napper-Williams, founder of NYC’s Not Another Child, an advocacy organization combating gun violence and supporting grieving families, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

February 10, 2022:
Talamieka Brice and Flonzie Brown Wright

Civil-Rights Activist Flonzie Brown Wright and Local filmmaker and owner of Brice Media Talamieka Brice talk to Donna Ladd about the need to know full Black history.

February 3, 2022:
Pauline Rogers

Pauline Rogers, formerly incarcerated founder of RECH Foundation, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

January 27, 2022:
Anastasia Higginbotham

Anastasia Higginbotham​, author of “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness” talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

January 20, 2022:
Tyree Jones

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones talks to
Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

2021 Episodes

December 2, 2021:
Keith Gaskin

Keith Gaskin, Mayor of Columbus, talks to
Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

November 18, 2021:
Antwayn Patrick

Holmes County Principal Antwayn Patrick, featured in “Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are?),” teaching race history, talks to Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

November 11, 2021:
Sutton, Ubemgba and Portis

Dr. Victor Sutton, Dr. Chigozie Udemgba and Damion Portis talk with Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about health inequality.

November 4, 2021:
Torsheta Jackson

Freelance journalist and teacher Torsheta Jackson talks about what she learned reporting on systemic disparities that limit educational resources and opportunity in Noxubee County, where she grew up.

October 28, 2021:
Black Women and COVID-19

Azia Wiggins of the MFP and DeAnna Tisdale Johnson of the Jackson Advocate speak with co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about the “Black Women and COVID” joint project between the two publications.

September 23, 2021:
Joy Hogge and Melody Worsham

Joy Hogge and Melody Worsham talk with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about the state’s mental health crisis and lawsuit outcome.

September 16, 2021:
Karla Vazquez and Abigail Peterson

Karla Vazquez and Abigail Peterson talk about immigration issues with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

September 9, 2021:
Keith Beauchamp

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd above his work on race violence cases and his upcoming feature: “Till.”

August 19, 2021:
Dr. Anita Henderson

Dr. Anita S. Henderson, Mississippi pediatrician, talks to MFP’s Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd above COVID-19 and children.

August 12, 2021:
Jarvis Dortch

Jarvis Dortch, Executive Director of the ACLU of MS, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about issues affecting Mississippi civil liberties.

August 5, 2021:
Rob Hill

Rob Hill, Mississippi State Director of the Human Rights Campaign, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

August 2, 2021:
Dr. Thomas Dobbs

Dr. Thomas Dobbs, State Health Officer, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

July 29, 2021:
Keri Leigh Merritt

Historian and author Keri Leigh Merritt visits with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

July 15, 2021:
Maisie Brown

Student education and anti-racism activist Maisie Brown visits with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

July 1, 2021:
Arekia Bennett and Nsombi Lambright-Hayne

The executive directors of MS Votes and One Voice visit with  MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

June 24, 2021:
Albert Sykes

Albert Sykes is executive director of IDEA (Institute for Democratic Education in America) talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

June 17, 2021:
Cliff Johnson

Cliff Johnson, director of the MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi, sits down with Kimberly and Donna to talk about the criminal justice system.

May 20, 2021:
Dr. Karen L. Cox

Dr. Karen L. Cox talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about book “No Common Ground” and her work as an historian.

June 10, 2021:
Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon, author of “Long Division” sits down with Publisher Kimberly Griffin and Editor Donna Ladd of the Mississippi Free Press.

May 6, 2021:
Dr. Karla McCullough

Dr. Karla McCullough talks to MFP co-founder Kimberly Griffin about her role at the Juanita Sims Doty Foundation.

May 27, 2021:
Shameka Reed

Shameka Reed, founder of Young Gifted and Empowered Awards, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

April 1, 2021:
W. Ralph Eubanks

W. Ralph Eubanks, author of “A Place like Mississippi,” talks to MFP co-founder Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

April 15, 2021:
Dr. Anna Wan

Dr. Anna Wan, Associate Professor of Mathematics and founder of the Eagle Make Hub at USM talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

April 22, 2021:
Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba sits down with MFP’s Donna Ladd and Nick Judin for a conversation focusing on Jackson’s water and infrastructure challenges and solutions.

April 8, 2021:
Dr. Carmen J. Walters

Dr. Carmen J. Walkers, president of Tougaloo College, talks to MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

March 11, 2021: Dr. Nina Washington & Dr. Kimberly Smash

Dr. Nina Washington and Dr. Kimberly Smash sit down with MFP’s Publisher Kimberly Griffin and Editor Donna Ladd to discuss how COVID is affecting the Black community and some of the solutions to take on those challenges.

March 15, 2021:
Tracey DeVries

Tracy DeVries, executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, talks to MFP co-founder Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd.

March 18, 2021:
Michelle Duster

Michelle Duster, great-grandaughter of Ida B. Wells, visits with MFP’s Publisher Kimberly Griffin and Editor Donna Ladd about her great-grandmother’s legacy.

February 25, 2021:
Scott Colom

Donna Ladd and John McGee of the Mississippi Free Press speak with Scott Colom, district attorney for Lowndes County. They conversation covers innocent people on death row, issues with drug arrests and many other topics.

January 28, 2021:
Rep. Kabir Karriem

Donna Talks with Kabir Karriem, a Mississippi representative from Columbus, Miss. Rep. Karriem has a passion for criminal justice reform, medical reform and a host of issues to address poverty and opportunity in the state.

January 14, 2021:
Charlie Butts

Donna talks with Charlie Butts, who was one of the editors of the original Mississippi Free Press, a Civil Rights-era newspaper with multiracial staff and management that become one of the largest weekly papers in the state of Mississippi.

December 17, 2020:
Heather McTeer Toney

Donna talks with Heather McTeer Toney, the senior director of Mom’s Clean Air Force, an environmental nonprofit. Toney has previously served with the EPA under the Obama Administration. She was the first Black mayor (and first woman mayor) of Greenville, Miss.

December 3, 2020:
Black Women and Covid-19 Project Members

Donna talks with Azia Wiggins, Kimberly Griffin and DeAnna Tisdale Johnson about the Black Women and COVID-19 project that the Mississippi Free Press and the Jackson Advocate are partnering to publish.

November 18, 2020:
Christopher Freeze

Donna talks with Christopher Freeze about trauma-informed policing and leadership. Freeze is the former FBI Agent in Charge for Mississippi and former head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, now a leadership coach and speaker.

November 4, 2020:
Teresa Jones

Donna talks about the election with Teresa Jones, a young Mississippi political operative who was the political director for Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign in Mississippi.

Next on MFP Live:
November 4, 2021 @ 6 p.m.

Dr. Victor Sutton, Dr. Chigozie Udemgba, and Damion Portis
Dr. Victor Sutton, Dr. Chigozie Udemgba, and Damion Portis