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Media Hits

Appearances, articles, and features on Residents in Action, Inc., our team, and their work

How Jackson Neighbors Are Keeping People From Sleeping On The Streets
JTV Interview with Myeshia Jones & Diane Washington – Summerfest Food Sovereignty Festival #1
JTV Coverage of BFS Festival #1 – Food Sovereignty Festival June 10th 2023
“Residents in Action” Leaders with Mission Updates
JTV Interview with Myeshia Jones & Diane Washington – "In the YPOP Garden" Black Food Sovereignty Festival #2 
JTV Coverage of "In the YPOP Garden" Black Food Sovereignty Festival #2:   
Experience Jackson: Black Food Sovereignty Festival in the Garden
New Black Food Sovereignty Coalition – Facebook Page
Homeless aid program helped more than 300 people in 3 months, Jackson report states

A project to help homeless people get off the streets during the coldest months of the year assisted more than 300 people in Jackson, according to a recently released report.

The final report for Jackson’s Homeless Hotel Project, operated by the citizen-led Residents in Action organization, was released by the city on Tuesday, May 23.

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WKHM 101.5 Jackson News & Talk Radio – Black Food Sovereignty Festival

The Black Food Sovereignty Festival begins this Saturday, June 10th at 11am. Diane Washington, with Young People of Purpose on WKHM discusses the festival being held as part of the Southside Festival Series.
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City collaborates with resident group to help homeless in Jackson

Lifelong Jackson resident Tashia Carter says helping Jackson’s homeless has been eyeopening. “There are a lot of people who are one to two paychecks away from being homeless. Jackson residents are struggling in a big way,” said Carter, Residents in Action Co-Founder and Executive Director.

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How one Jackson group partnered with the city to help people experiencing homelessness

Tasha Carter is the executive director of Residents in Action.

“We were really focused on mitigating the spread and preventing the spread of COVID from ravaging specifically the Black and the poor communities like it was in other communities,” she said.

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Former school, shelter village, hotels being used to address homelessness in Jackson

The city of Jackson is moving forward with some immediate solutions to help alleviate homelessness in the city this winter.

In a 4-3 vote at a Tuesday, Dec. 20 special meeting, the Jackson City Council approved allocating $150,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to purchase and construct 10 small pallet homes from Pallet Shelter for homeless residents.

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Jackson women team up to help others in need

“We want to not survive. We want to thrive,” said Tashia Carter.

Carter is a leader for ‘Residents in Action.’ It’s a group built of community leaders, advocates, professionals, and everyday people all with one thing in common, they want to be the hands and feet of helping people in need in their community.

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Official Bio

A support network of community influencers focused on improving the lives of Black residents and others who have historically experienced inequity. Through intentional concentration on Black leadership and by promoting and deploying resident led initiatives, RiA works to build resilience, capacity and expands opportunities by leveraging relationships, connections and personal skill sets to progress community identified priorities.

With focus on equity, actionable learning and resident engagement, RIA members bridge the gaps between the disparate populations and leaders in the community through advocacy, education and collaboration and implement strategies to address specified concerns. In addition to operating as an equitable channel to facilitate, and disseminate relatable educational materials into the community, RiA is also a central hub of wrap around services and supports that elevate grassroots projects.