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Embassy Suites employee files discrimination suit with EEOC

By Earnest McBride JA Contributing Writer A Jackson man claiming that he was unlawfully detained on the orders of his employer at the Embassy Suites Hotel-Ridgeland has filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Jarvis Bond, 22, said he was falsely accused on August 19 of stealing liquor from the hotel. […]

Justice Graves a step closer to confirmation

JANS – On September 29, 2010, U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced Justice James Graves of Mississippi to the Senate Judiciary Committee and recommended his confirmationto a federal judicial position. Graves, who currently serves as a Presiding Justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court, has been nominated by the President to serve as […]

Deuce McAllister chats with Jackson Touchdown Club

By Brinda Willis JA Contributing Writer On Tuesday, September 21, 2010 the Jackson Touchdown Club had the honor and special privilege of having the most recognizable New Orleans Saints player, Deuce McAllister at the podium for the meeting at the River Hills Country Club. The Touchdown Club was all a buzz with anticipation and expectation […]

Edwards Christ United Methodist announces women’s retreat

The first ever Sisters of the Soul Conference & Fall Women’s Retreat will be held October 15 at 6:00 p.m. and October 16 all day. The event will be held at the Edwards United Methodist Church Community Center, which is located at 211 Magnolia Street, Edwards, MS. Rita and Nicole Rias from Lawrence, Kansas will […]

Being lazy is no different from being a troublemaker

When Adam and Eve were in the garden, and they ate from the tree that God forbade them to eat from, punishment was handed out to everyone involved. The serpent lost his legs, the woman given pain during child birth. And for the man, he is REQUIRED to work and live off the sweat of […]

St. Paul AME Church welcomes back former pastor, Ervin Harris

By Alice Tisdale Jackson Advocate Publisher It felt like old times on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, as Rev. Dr. Ervin Harris preached his first sermon as returning pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Madison, MS. His pastoral assignment came on Sept. 26, 2010 at the 143 Session of the South Mississippi Annual Conference of […]

McCaa’s LASIK center passes 1st year as metro Jackson’s only iLASIK Certified clinic

JANS — For more than a year, the LASIK Laser Eye Center of Connie McCaa, M.D., Ph.D., still ranks as the only iLASIK Certified Center in metro Jackson. Certification shows that the clinic provides blade-free LASIK on all patients, with lasers permanently on site that are used by a surgeon trained in the procedures.  Dr. […]

The American Heart Association to hold 2010 Metro Jackson Start! Heart Walk

JANS – More than 3,000 people from across Mississippi will walk in the American Heart Association’s 2010 Metro Jackson Start! Heart Walk, Sunday, October 10, at 1:30p at the Mississippi State Capitol. The event will raise money for research and educational programs that help the association reach its mission to build healthier lives, free of […]

Danger in the air

JANS – Every year 550 non-smoking Mississippians die from exposure to secondhand smoke. “Exposure to secondhand smoke is much more than a nuisance,” said Roy Hart, director of the Office of Tobacco Control at the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH). “In Mississippi exposure to secondhand smoke remains an alarming public health hazard.” The MSDH is […]

The issue of mosque construction and religious freedom in America

JANS – At a time when the civil and constitutional rights of Muslims are under attack throughout the United States, the Muslim American Society Freedom (MAS Freedom) affirms the statement made by President Obama affirming the right of the American Muslim community to establish houses of worship, and expand current facilities when required by our […]