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Jackson State chorale members sing at Kennedy Center, earn scholarships

JANS – Four Jackson State University students took part in the 105 Voices of History Choir performance on September 19 for a sold-out audience at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The choir is made up of students representing 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities from the United States and Virgin Islands. The four students, […]

Free college admission assistance available

JANS – Students needing assistance in applying for college have a local resource to help them complete all the paperwork. “Free one-on-one counseling to guide students and parents through the maze of determining college costs, locating scholarships, grants and loans, and completing admission applications is available through our College Planning Center in Jackson,” noted Ann […]

Walmart gives $100 to Poindexter teachers

On Tuesday, October 5, ten of the teachers at Poindexter Elementary were awarded $100 gift cards from Walmart to spend on needed classroom school supplies. Participants of the Teacher Rewards Program presentation at Poindexter were (first row, from left) Dr. Yolanda Lloyd, Principal; Dr. Lonnie Edwards, Superintendent; Francis Johnson and Willie McGee of Walmart; Kisiah […]

Raven Symone in Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

Tinker Bell — thought by many to be the world’s favorite fairy — will be spreading her mirth and magic for audiences of all ages as the worlds of fairies and humans meet for the first time in Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue. The all-new, original full-length CG animated film with an all-star […]

10-2-10 draws over 175,000

By Alice Thomas-Tisdale Jackson Advocate Publisher Washington, D.C. – Gathered to make a point that they, not the Tea Party, are the voice of America, some 175,000 marchers representing 150 organizations converged on the National Mall Oct. 2, 2010. The single theme of the One Nation Working Together Rally was education, justice, and an economy […]

AKA to present Little Miss Fashionetta 2010

JANS – The Coleman Alexander Prosser Foundation, Incorporated in conjunction with the Beta Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated will present Little Miss FASHIONETTA 2010.  The program is themed “Elegant Pearls of Perfection” and will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. at the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium on […]

Port Gibson TEAM gets $288,000 USDA grant

By Earnest McBride Jackson Advocate Contributing Editor A set of new of business developments is in the works for downtown Port Gibson. The Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program has allocated $288,000 to the Port Gibson-based TEAM, INC. to assist the Retail Social Activities Center (RSAC), Inc. with its planned multi-phased business […]

Tisdale’s Topics: Double jeopardy

Reprint: April. 14-20, 1994 Double jeopardy African Americans must have solutions rather than rhetoric if the captive African American nation in America is to survive into the 21st century. There is a dangerous trend afoot to divide the spoils of the struggles of the sixties – battles which cost the lives of the brightest and […]

Finding Uncle Toms today (revisited)

By Ivory Phillips Jackson Advocate Contributing Editor Several weeks ago, the writer authored an article that talked about “Uncle Toms” and “Rabble Rousers” in the black Community.  Based upon reactions from some readers, he decided to revisit the Uncle Tom aspect of the problem. There is still a need to be careful that we do […]

USDA senior advisor tells Mississippi small minority farmers ‘Help Is On the Way’

By Brinda Fuller Willis Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer In a September 22, 2010 meeting at Alcorn State University, senior advisor to the Secretary of USDA, Karis Gutter told Mississippi small minority farmers that live in persistently improvished rural communities that “Help is on the way,” with regard to the how-to’s of accessing USDA programs. During […]