Bobbi-Jeanne Misick Gulf States Newsroom




Bobbi-Jeanne Misick reports on health and criminal and social justice issues. Previously she worked as a reporter and producer in the Caribbean, covering a range of topics from different LGBTQ issues in the region to extrajudicial killings in Jamaica and the rise of extremism in Trinidad and Tobago. Bobbi-Jeanne is a graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Before that, she worked as an assistant editor and pop culture writer for Essence.com.

Her reporting is part of WBHM's partnership with WWNO through the Gulf States Newsroom.

Expert says inadequate staffing is driving deaths in prisons across the Gulf South

An expert explains how issues from staffing to healthcare to climate change have contributed to a recent rise in deaths in prisons across the Gulf South.

In New Orleans, students are using Anne Frank’s story to teach each other about injustice

"In Quarantine with Anne Frank,” helps students learn to talk to each other about discrimination.

The 2021 Jackson water crisis and the cracks that remain in a long-damaged system

A year ago, below freezing temperatures collapsed Jackson, Mississippi’s water system, revealing longstanding cracks in its infrastructure.

After bomb threats, Southern HBCU leaders discuss how to move forward: ‘We can’t cave’

Historically Black colleges and universities in multiple states, including Alabama, have received bomb threats this month.

Seeking asylum in the U.S. is not easy. It’s harder when you speak a rare language

Two men who speak a rare language languished in Louisiana and Mississippi detention centers, they say, because they couldn't interview in their native tongue.

Gulf States will get $100M to expand internet access. Here’s what they’re prioritizing

Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi will receive $100 million from the infrastructure bill to expand internet access, but each will have different priorities.

Deep South’s most vulnerable residents share their stories during EPA’s ‘Journey to Justice’ tour

Black residents of Southeast Louisiana, dedicated to fighting air and soil pollution in their own neighborhoods and towns met with EPA Administrator Michael Regan on his “Journey to Justice,” listening tour, sharing their stories and frustrations.

Wastewater failures for Lowndes County’s Black residents at center of DOJ investigation

The investigation, opened Tuesday, is looking into the Alabama Department of Health’s and the Lowndes County Health Department’s wastewater disposal and infectious disease and outbreak programs.

It’s Not Just Hair: New Orleans CROWN Act Is A First For The Deep South But, Advocates Hope, Just The Beginning

Black women and men, especially across the Deep South, have faced discrimination in the workplace stemming from their natural hair.