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James Avery has died at the age of 65. The actor – best known for playing Uncle Philip Banks on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – died at an L.A. hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 31.…
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By Marc Morial President & CEO, National Urban League “Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, let us march on till victory is won.”–James Weldon Johnson As the sun sets…
Some recent events in the State of Mississippi have forced attention on the critical need for citizens to exercise rational logical thinking: The rush for candidacy into the Jackson Mayor’s…
JANS – “When I came to the Utica Campus as a student in 1984, it was known for helping others and community service,” said Hinds Community College, Utica Campus cosmetology instructor Ouida Theriot. “We are simply continuing…
JANS – After a thorough search process that yielded 29 candidates, the Greenville City Council selected Jessie Whitley for the manager position in the Water Department. Born and raised in Greenville, Whitley attended Greenville Public Schools. After graduating from…
JANS – After a thorough search process that yielded 29 candidates, the Greenville City Council selected Jessie Whitley for the manager position in the Water Department. Born and raised in Greenville, Whitley attended Greenville Public Schools. After graduating from…
JANS – Atmos Energy Corporation says beware of a widespread email scam which portrays a bogus bill from Atmos Energy. The emails have been sent to Atmos  Energy customers as well as people who are not customers throughout…
    JANS – The Utica Campus Career and Technical Education Division recently held its fall advisory committee meeting with over 25 businesses in attendance. The attendees represented each of the 17 career and technical programs. Some of…
JANS – “When I came to the Utica Campus as a student in 1984, it was known for helping others and community service,” said Hinds Community College, Utica Campus cosmetology instructor Ouida Theriot. “We are simply continuing…
JANS – Hinds Community College recently named the fall 2013 group of winners in the Hinds Heroes employee recognition program at the November Board of Trustees meeting. Hinds Heroes are chosen because they represent  the college well, provide exceptional customer service to internal and external…
JANS – Jim Hill High School kicked off a service project December 5, 2013, designed to benefit people a world away. Students at the school are raising money to provide clean water to a village…
James Avery has died at the age of 65. The actor – best known for playing Uncle Philip Banks on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – died at an L.A. hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 31.…
JANS – Ms. Melissa Perkins, 78, bid the world goodbye at 11:49 a.m. January 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 12 noon at New St. John M.B. Church, 812 Page Street…
JANS – The Canton Gospel Music Association will present the 10th Annual Gospel Music Celebration & Scholarship Awards, Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5:00 p.m. at the Greater Faith Calvary Pentecostal Church, 305 Railroad Street, Canton,…
JANS – Louis­ville, MS, resident Reginald “Reggie” Patterson is the only American to be awarded a 2013-2014 graduate writing fellowship from the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris,…
By Sandra Varner St. Louis, Missouri native Joe Torry has brought the funny for two decades and today, the 47-year old father, businessman and philanthropist is still on…
JANS – Jackson State sprinter Anaso Jobodwana represented his home country (South Africa) and claimed a prestigious sprint double at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia on July 10 after running…
By Dr. Eldridge Henderson Jackson Advocate Guest Writer Timeless wisdom dictates that teachers and parents need to help students and young adults understand that they too may become overwhelmed and frustrated by unanswered questions and challenges they face on a…
By  Ivory Phillips  Jackson Advocate Writer The concept of an American community is at least eight generations old.  That is the case if one begins with “the Declaration…
JANS – Jim Hill High School kicked off a service project December 5, 2013, designed to benefit people a world away. Students at the school are raising money to provide clean water to…
JANS – Jackson State University’s Research Centers at Minority Institutions (RCMI) Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has been awarded a $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute onMinority Health and HealthDisparities. The…
By Joyce Arzeneaux Mathis Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer One of the breakout sessions during last week’s Congressional Black Caucus Mississippi Policy Conference in Tunica addressed the Supreme Court’s decision to basically delete pre-clearance from Section…


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