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Tisdale’s Topics:Christ in concrete

Reprint: May 4-10, 2000 And if is true the soul can rise And on the wings of vapor take its flight, Twert not a pity for him there to lie? -From the Rubiat of Omar Khayam Statistically, Jackson could well be called a city of churches. And while the density of religious institutions in Mississippi’s […]

Weber’s ‘The Choir Director’ a familiar pace for author

By Alan Harrison JA Contributing Writer New York times bestseller, Carl Weber’s latest novel, The Choir Director revisits the popular character of Bishop T.K Wilson. We find the Bishop and his beloved church, First Jamaica Ministries, in dire straits as scandal slows income and attendance. Desperate to right the church’s past wrongs, the Bishop recruits […]

New Stage Theatre to receive grant to bring Shakespeare to audiences nationwide

JANS — New Stage Theatre is showing Twelfth Night from today until February 16, 2011.  Curtain times and dates for public performances are February 11 – 12 at 7:30 p.m. and February 13 at 3:00 p.m.  All SchoolFest matinees are sold out. Ticket prices are $15.00 and $7.00 for students.  Tickets can be purchased at […]

Four JPS teachers to be honored

Four Jackson Public Schools teachers will be honored at the 16th Annual Metro Teacher Recognition Luncheon to be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. Samantha Kimble of Casey Elementary, David Schommer of Watkins Elementary, Willis Smith of Callaway High and Beth West of Davis Magnet Elementary will be recognized […]

ASU Saturday Science Academy holds Science and Engineering Fair

JANS – Alcorn State University Saturday Science Academy held its 10th Annual Science and Engineering Fair in the E. E. Simmons Gym on campus, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. SSA students presented over 90 projects in ten science and mathematics categories. This year’s winners were as follows:  First and second place in each category:  Behavioral & […]

Jackson’s Catholic community dedicates 25th Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson home

JANS – On Sat., Feb. 5 the Jackson Catholic Community dedicated the home of the Cooper family at 184 Maple Street, the 25th Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson (HFH/MJ) house the Jackson Catholic Community has built. The dedication of the Cooper family home was in conjunction with HFH/MJ’s 25th year of changing lives. The Catholic Community […]

Jackson community supports Lonnie Edwards in appeal to keep job as superintendent

By Earnest McBride JA Contributing Editor Dr. Lonnie Edwards got on the bad side of certain powerful people whose self-interest was in conflict with the interests of the beneficiaries of the Jackson Public Schools – namely, the children attending the school. And the children Dr. Edwards was looking out for lost, according to one long-time […]

Reflections on the life of Mrs. A.M.E. Logan

By Stephanie Parker-Weaver Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer As word began to spread this past weekend among the Jackson civil rights community, its activists and leadership on the passing of an icon, reflections on the full, rich life Mrs. A.M.E. Logan led was warmly shared by many. Known as the “Mother of the Jackson Civil Rights […]

Redistricting heads NAACP 2011 legislative agenda presented at State Capitol

By Vern Walker JA Contributing Writer The Mississippi Conference NAACP is asking for fair and representative redistricting, limits on payday check lenders, no racial profiling in immigration policy, and full funding for public education throughout the state. In critiquing current bills before the legislature affecting immigrant rights, State NAACP President Derrick Johnson recounted Mississippi’s historically “negative” […]

Advocate welcomes Gray-Daniels

Boost needed after Kroger abruptly ends 40-year relationship By Alice Thomas-Tisdale Jackson Advocate Publisher A call from Jim Gray of Gray-Daniels Chevrolet last week gave hope that the Jackson Advocate will survive losing its largest advertiser. Just days prior, a call from Joe Bell of The Kroger Company made it plain that the Advocate was not a […]