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Speaking Truth to Power:

The DJP Executive Committee
By Alice Thomas-Tisdale

Jackson Advocate Publisher

Part V During the fi rst three parts of this series, I informed our readers about Linda Brune’s current fears for her personal safety after cooperating in mid– 2014 with the Mississippi Attorney General office’s Investigation of Downtown Jackson Partners (DJP) for alleged misuse of public funds.

In Part IV, I reported on the financial problems DJP Board president David.
See Brune on 15A

It is an honor to be a city councilman. It’s also an honor to be a member of the church led by Rev. Jerry Young, who was elected last week as President of the National Baptist Convention, Inc. Ward 2 Councilman Melvin Priester chose to honor his pastor and family friend at Tuesday’s city council meeting. President Young was greeted by other council members, Mayor Tony Yarber, fellow members of New Hope Baptist Church and well–wishers. Rev. Young, who formerly served as Vice President of the National Baptist Convention, Inc., is the first pastor in Mississippi to lead the nation’s largest African American organization. (Advocate photo: Kevin Bradley)

Judge Frank Sutton was recently elected President of the Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals and Hinds County Misdemeanor Drug Court Judge. He has accepted the charge to ensure the drug courts provide quality and effective service to all participants. (Advocate photo: Kevin Bradley)

Maryam and Muhammad Rahman greet guests after proclaiming their love. (Advocate photo: Alice Thomas-Tisdale)

Meet the city’s newest power couple

Maryam Rashid &
Muhammad Abdur Rahman

JANS – Maryam Rashid and Muhammad Abdur Rahman, who were married in a private Islamic Ceremony April 17, 2014, celebrated their wedding vows with a host of family and friends Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Mississippi Art Museum in elegant style.

Maryam Rashid currently works as Education Coordinator for the International Museum of Muslim ultures (IMMC), America’s fi rst Islamic History and Cultural Museum. She returned in 2013, after working two years in the Jackson Public School System, as an Advanced World Geography and World
See Couple on 15A

Tom Joyner and his crew – Sybil and J. Anthony Brown – were successful in their attempt to break the world record for restaurant drive–thru service in an hour’s time. On Wednesday, they served 419 cars at the McDonald’s location on Highway 80 in Jackson. The restaurant is owned by Joyner’s brother, Al Joyner. The record was previously held by the McDonald’s Dora branch in Lebanon, which served 350 motorists. Having JSU’s Sonic Boom playing in the parking lot could have given the hardest working team in radio the edge! (Advocate photo: Kevin Bradley)

JSU students ready to design the future

Odds are a lot more Jackson State University students will be spending quality time in the library with the creation of a digital space filled with high tech computers, video equipment, flat screen TVs and a 3–D copy machine. It is a virtual think tank for students that will probably give way to some bright minds entering through the doors of Shark Tank with an invention guest billionaires will all want to get in on the ground floor.

Ready to design and create something to improve the environment is Jasmine Douglas, a junior civil environmental engineering student from Dallas, TX. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for Create. “We need the best equipment for our best minds,” commented JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers. (Advocate photo: Alice Thomas–Tisdale)

JANS – Jackson State University has surpassed its fall 2013 enrollment by 374 students for a new high of 9,508 students. Also on the rise are Delta State University with 91 students for a total of 3,614; Mississippi University for Women with 68 for a total of 2,697; Mississippi Valley State with an increase of 68 students for a total of 2,294; and the University of Mississippi with the greatest increase with 805 students for a total of 23,096.

Alcorn State University fell by 131 students to 3,717 students in 2014 from 3,848 students in 2013. The University of Southern Mississippi dropped 404 students to 14,845. In 2013 the fall enrollment was 15,249. Mississippi State University had a difference of 23 students. In 2013 the enrollment was
20,161. It now stands at 20,138.

Rev. Jerry Young, Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., was elected Thursday to a five-year term as President of the National Baptist Convention. Rev. Young, who was convention vice president, beat four others to lead the country’s largest black religious group.

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