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Alexia Fernández Campbell writes about immigration and demographics for National Journal's Next America project. She previously covered South Florida's immigrant and Latino communities for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Spanish-language newspaper of The Palm Beach Post. Her work has appeared in the The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Alexia has a master's degree in journalism and public affairs from American University and a bachelor's degree in communications from The University of Tennessee. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

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America's Largest Black Boarding School Sends 97 Percent of Students to College

This Mississippi school was founded to teach the illiterate children of freed slaves. It's still helping disadvantaged students.

The Culture Clash in Mississippi's Mosques

African-American Muslims who once preached black separatism have opened their mosques to all Muslims. It has been a bumpy ride.  

Is Racial Violence Part of Mississippi's Past or Present?

It depends whom you ask. Ten young locals have pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges in Jackson, but white leaders don't want to talk about it.

Undocumented and Unaware: 'I Don't Know What I Am Anymore'

Lendy Velasquez has a thick drawl and a driver's permit--but unlike her classmates, the teenager needs DACA to stay in the country. 

Will a Black-Latino Alliance in Mississippi Change Politics in the Deep South?

On immigration and other issues, minorities are having success pushing back against the long-standing conservative white majority.

Meet the First Undocumented Med-School Student at UC San Francisco

Jirayut Latthivongskorn asked admissions offices around the country if anyone knew of a "Dreamer" who had made it into medical school. No one did. "It was very much like trying to find a unicorn,"...

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