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In a historic Black business district, ‘death by a thousand cuts’

JACKSON, Miss. — Farish Street has an all-too-familiar story.  Once a booming Black-owned entertainment and business district that drew Black customers from all over Mississippi, it struggled after segregation ended. Today, it suffers from the same blight and infrastructure issues as many other Jackson neighborhoods — and far too many once-segregated communities across the country. […]