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Services for Mrs. Sarah Jane Johnson set for Saturday at Rose Hill in Bolton

By Earnest McBride Jackson Advocate Contributing Editor Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Jane “Madea” Hibbler Johnson are scheduled 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose Hill M. B. Church on Highway 22 in Bolton.Mrs. Johnson passed in the early morning of May 12 following an extended period of illness. She was 93.Affectionately called “Madea” most of the […]

Nationally known choir makes stellar appearance in Pearl

JANS – The University Choir (UCO), under the direction of John Sutton, will kick-off another performance, but this time it’s here in the South!  Sweet Rest Church of Christ Holiness U.S.A. of Pearl featured this DOVE Award winning choir and orchestra on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.  The nationally renowned, mixed-voice choir and orchestra performs various styles […]

Four views from Jackson: Reflections on the anticipated Ride to Freedom—May, 1961

By Matthew Caston JA Contributing Writer We’ve all heard stories about Parchman Farm; about how people who go there usually don’t come back, and if they do, they’ve made a change for the worst; about how the people there are somehow inhuman; and how it’s Mississippi’s very own slice of Hell.Few of us have been […]


WHITFIELD—June McCafferty of Braxton, Miss. received the Hero Award for May at Mississippi State Hospital (MSH). McCafferty is a social worker and has been employed at the hospital for a year and a half.  She has 25 years of experience in the social work field. The Hero Award is given every month to employees who go […]

School Spirit Weekend at the St. Jude Dream Home

JACKSON,MS(May 24, 2011)-Bring the whole family tot he St. Jude Dream Home house for fresh baked cookies courtesy of Candy’s Confections, and you could be the owner of a new grill!. On Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & May 29 come by for a tour of the St. Jude Dream Home and register free to […]


President Obama Ignores Schoolyard Taunts from Jealous Professor

By Sam Fulwood III When you dig down to the nitty-gritty, there’s not much new or substantial in the ongoing beef that Princeton University’s public intellectual Cornel West picked with President Barack Obama. It’s an old-school game of “playing the dozens,” albeit an erudite version for an Internet-savvy audience. Back in the day, black kids on […]

Muhammad Ali desires release of Iran-held US hikers

Two American hikers held captive in Iran for nearly two years have a big hitter in their corner: boxing champion Muhammad Ali, the self-proclaimed “greatest of all time.” Ali on Tuesday led a prominent group of U.S. Muslims in appealing for the release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. The 28-year-old Americans were taken into […]

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