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Bracey Harris

Bracey Harris is a national reporter for NBC News, based in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Bracey Harris is a national reporter for NBC News, based in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Latest from Bracey Harris

6d ago

Outside Mississippi's only abortion clinic, a Black activist ensures women are not alone

When Asia Brown was a teenager, Mississippi passed the strictest abortion ban in the nation. Now she escorts patients past confrontations and protests.
29d ago

States are turning away unemployment aid. Workers fear choice between health and a paycheck.

Despite rising vaccination rates, many people don't feel comfortable returning to jobs they see as risky.
32d ago

As vaccinations drop, outreach workers hit the streets to change minds

Volunteers across the country are responding to people's fears, coaxing the hesitant and removing obstacles for those who want to get vaccinated.
46d ago

As vaccine demand slows, doctors shift to 'microtargeting' vulnerable communities

Pop-up clinics at gas stations and nightclubs are part of the latest effort to reach the unvaccinated.
60d ago

States see rise in unused vaccines as demand flattens, shifting focus to hesitancy

West Virginia, Louisiana and Wyoming are among the states seeing the biggest slowdowns in the share of vaccine doses administered, an analysis of federal data shows.
74d ago

Housing advocates say evictions are continuing at 'full steam,' despite a federal ban

Across the country, landlords have tried to push tenants out for offenses as minor as having a trampoline or an unkept lawn.
95d ago

A month without water: In Jackson, Mississippi, struggling residents fear next outage

Some water mains in Mississippi's largest city are as fragile as "peanut brittle," creating a recipe for widespread outages during harsh weather.
98d ago

'Are you listening?' First-year teachers struggle to reach students they can't see

For new teachers in Louisville, Ky., the challenges of remote learning go far beyond the screen.
105d ago

Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis brings to light long-standing problems in city

"We can't bathe, we can't cook food, we can't wash dishes, we can't do laundry. It's tremendously difficult," one resident said.
106d ago

Covid upended the lives of children everywhere. In these states, they struggled the most.

Save the Children ranked Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico and Alabama as the "worst" states for children during the pandemic.
127d ago

In Mississippi, Black residents are desperate to get vaccinated. But they face access barriers.

Mississippi has one of the worst racial gaps in vaccination rates in the country, even as Black residents are hit hardest by the pandemic.