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Jackson-Tougaloo community mourns passing of Mrs. Katie Gibson Douglas

JANS – The Jackson-Tougaloo community is mourning the passing of Mrs. Katie Gibson Douglas. A homegoing celebration will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Woodworth Chapel on the campus of Tougaloo College. Peoples Funeral Home is handling arrangements. She was 100. Katie Gibson Douglas was born July 7, 1911, to […]

CDC graduate Felicia Tillman fulfills entrepreneurial dreams

  By Morgan Bledsoe, PHD Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer Few of the West Jackson Career Development Center (CDC) graduates think of having several businesses so soon after they get their GED as does Felicia Tillman. The 33-year-old graduated in 1996 from the Career Development Center with her GED after having dropped out of Jim Hill […]

Debutante Tea

The Male Choir at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 233 Cottonwood Drive, Jackson, will celebrate their 34th year anniversary at 2:30 p.m. For more information call Deacon James Littleton, Sr., at 601-981-4930. Your male choir, group, soloist, or a representative from your church are invited. Members of Alpha Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta […]

Pastor and First Lady’s 30th Year Anniversary

Friday, September 16 Priestley Chapel M.B. Church of Canton will celebrate its Pastor and First Lady’s 30th Year Anniversary. The weekend will begin with an Appreciation Gala on September 16 at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Ridgeland. The guest speaker for the gala will be Rev. Matthew Canada, Pastor of Pilgrim Rest M.B. […]

“Statewide Candidates Forum: Regarding Blueprint Mississippi – Where Do You Stand?”

Thursday, September 15 The first lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building on the campus of Jackson State University. The discussion for this day will be “Statewide Candidates Forum: Regarding Blueprint Mississippi – Where Do You Stand?”

“Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Freedom Riders,”

Tuesday, September 13 The Margaret Walker Center, the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, and the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy will hold an Open House from 4–6 p.m. in historic Ayer Hall on the campus of Jackson State University. The highlight of the Open House will be the unveiling […]

Annual Revival

Monday, September 12-Wednesday, September 14 Seven Springs United Methodist Church,4668 Seven Springs Road, Raymond, will have its annual revival 7 p.m. nightly.

Rams Edge Mustangs in Shootout, Patriots Stay Undefeated JPS Week Three Football Roundup

By Sedrick Durr Jackson Advocate Sports Writer If anyone was looking last Friday night for a football game with an emphasis on defense, they would have not found it between Provine and Murrah. After the dust cleared at Newell Field, the Rams found themselves on the winning side of a 46-39 matchup verses the cross-town […]

Tisdale’s Topics: Judicial equity

Reprint June 3, 2004 Some writer, I think it was W.E.B. DuBois, once said, “Some black people assume the oppressive mien of the oppressor when they achieve position to.” Nothing confirms this truism better than the whole governmental system here in Jackson, Mississippi, where a “super black” majority rains terror down on Jackson’s 73% black […]

Critic’s Corner Socially responsible investing: Should you invest in GEO Group?

  By Alice Thomas-Tisdale Jackson Advocate Publisher We encourage all of our readers to consider their stock, bond, and mutual fund investments to make certain that they know the specific companies in which they are investing. Our readers should determine if these companies are socially responsible and therefore worthy of investment. Given the serious allegations […]