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Rev. Ben Elton Cox Sr., Freedom Rider passes at 79

The Rev. Ben Elton Cox Sr., the veteran Freedom Rider who survived an Anniston, Ala., bus burning to lead four others on a Trailways bus ride to integrate travel facilities in Little Rock, has died — a month before the 50th anniversary of the Arkansas Reunion. The funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 18 […]

Understanding and preventing Urinary Tract Infections

By James N. Martin, Jr, MD Guest Jackson Advocate Writer Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common problem that affect up to 60% of women. They can be painful and may cause serious illness, especially if the infection spreads to the kidneys. UTIs usually occur when bacteria that live on the skin near the rectum or […]

Media practitioners acquire healthcare reform tips

By Dr. Jerry Komia Domatob Guest Jackson Advocate Writer Although media outlets are bombarded with healthcare reform controversies and polemics, often writers and reporters grapple with issues, terminologies and policies. Attempting to decipher the 2000 page Affordable Care Act, written in medical, political and legal jargon, pose monumental challenges for experts and media practitioners. Many observers believe […]

Message to the Class of 2011

By Marc H. Morial President, CEO, National Urban League One of the most rewarding parts of my job is the chance to speak to young people, especially college students at graduation time.  This year, I was honored to be the commencement speaker at both Xavier University in New Orleans and Howard University in Washington, DC, two […]

WWE Raw World Tour coming to FedEX Forum

JANS –  The Superstars of WWE are returning to Memphis for WWE RAW WORLD TOUR 2011 on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at FedExForum. Tickets start at $15 and go on-sale Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at, all Ticketmaster locations, the FedExForum Box Office or by phone at (800) 745-3000.  All tickets […]

CME youth meet in Atlanta

JANS – The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church’s Connectional Young Adult Ministry (CYAM) held its FOCUS Retreat 2011 May 26-29. FOCUS is an acronym for Fulfilling Our Calling United in Service. The event was held at the Westin Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Presiding Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. (Fourth Episcopal District with offices in Jackson, MS) […]

NUL mourns Clara Luper

JANS – The National Urban League joins the nation in mourning one of the mothers of the Civil Rights Movement, Clara Luper, who died yesterday in Oklahoma at the age of 88. “Two years before the famous Woolworth sit-ins in Greensboro, Clara Luper endured taunts and threats, to demand equal treatment for blacks in Oklahoma,” said […]

Around Town

Pictured above are: Retired CMCF Superintendent Margarett Bingham,CMCF Superintendent James Holman, MDOC Director of Constituency Services and spouse Linda Holman, MDOC Commissioner Christopher B. Epps at the MDOC Commissioner’s Quarterly Meeting at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.

New GM is named at Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown

JANS – Marlene Macaluso, who has served since last year as general manager of Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter/Central Business District in New Orleans, has been appointed to the same position at the Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown in the historic King Edward building, announced Gary Gutierrez, president of HRI Lodging, an affiliate of HRI […]

Sealed Air expands to Grenada

JANS – Officials from Sealed Air Corporation, manufacturer of protective packaging and performance-based materials, have announced the company is expanding operations at its facility in the Industrial Air Park facility in Grenada, Miss. The expansion, which will enable the company to manufacture larger sizes of packing products that can be customized to meet the needs of […]