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Hinds CC welcomes new director of Admissions and Records/Registrar

JANS – Hinds Community College alumnus Randall Harris of Raymond has returned to his alma mater as district director of Admissions and Records/Registrar, as of July 1. Harris’ day-to-day responsibilities include directing Admissions office activities, preparing for each graduation ceremony, interfacing with the Mississippi Community College Board and working on special projects, among others. Harris, […]

Alcorn scientist explores harmful pesticide

JANS – Dr. Alton B. Johnson, associate professor of soil physics and interim director of research at Alcorn State University, recently conducted research by using poultry litter to reduce the harmful effects of a commonly used herbicide in the environment. The study co-authored by Dr. Dennis E. Rowe, head of the Bio-statistics Unit at Mississippi […]

Low-Income summit offers new approaches to solving old problem

By Earnest McBride Jackson Advocate Contributing Editor The gathering at the downtown Marriott Monday-Wednesday was number 12 in an annual series of innovative ways of dealing with the nagging issues of poverty and the entire schematic of life that surrounds it. During a poverty simulation project Monday that required the participation of social workers, business […]

101 years young!

Mother Aleatcher Brown of Jackson, MS, turned 101 on Aug. 15, 2011. Family and friends gathered to salute the matriarch of Lane Chapel CME Church on Saturday, Aug. 13. Mother Brown says the reason for her longevity is abiding by her favorite life lesson: “Stay prayed up!”

Range appointed to council for a new economy workforce

JANS – Mississippi Department of Employment Security Executive Director Les Range has been appointed a member of the Council for a New Economy Workforce. Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Range to the council. Southern Growth Policies Board, a North Carolina-based, nonpartisan think tank, created the Council for a New Economy Workforce to help the South improve […]

Strawberry Plains celebrates hummingbird migration with festival

“Featured will be expert speakers, local artisans, plant sale and wagon rides” JANS – From September 9–11, the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, MS, will host the Hummingbird Migration Celebration & Nature Festival. The award winning festival treats thousands of guests to renowned speakers, live animals, wagon rides and a close look at […]

New division head at EPMG

JANS – Benita Robinson, a sales veteran with over 20 years of experience in the Print/Radio/Web advertising industry, will be heading EPMG’s African American division. Prior to joining EPMG, Benita was the VP of business development at Local Vision Media/Local Deals2u.com. She will be replacing Danielle Jake.

Growing our communities green

  JANS – The Minority Contractors Association of Mississippi, Inc. (MCAMI) recently held its inaugural Growing Our Communities Green Day in the Park. The event was held at Poindexter Park in West Jackson. Members of the group are on a mission to increase minoirity participation in state contracts. Hinds County Supervisor George Smith (center) knows […]

Delores Orey meets NAACP President/Ceo Benjamin Todd Jealous

    NAACP President/CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous was touched to see Mississippi delegate Delores Orey at the 102nd Annual NAACP Convention held in Los Angeles recently. Orey, a past president of the Jackson (MS) Branch NAACP served as a mentor to Jealous in the mid-1990s when he was living in Mississippi fighting for equity between […]

Philadelphia Zoo to host weekend long cultural fesitval

“Creatures of Culture Series Continues with a Taste of the African Culture” JANS – On Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st, the Philadelphia Zoo will host a weekend-long festival showcasing the culture of Africa. The celebration, which is the third of four cultural events called the Creatures of Culture International Series, will feature authentic […]