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Groundbreaking held for city offices at Metrocenter mall

 JANS – The groundbreaking ceremony for the city offices at the Metrocenter Mall was held Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at the former Belk entrance.  This marked the start of construction on the City of Jackson offices relocating to the building. A wall-breaking followed the ceremony.Watkins Development, LLC.’s Vice President Jason Goree was […]

Economic Security forum offers ideas for income, empowerment

  By Earnest McBride Jackson Advocate Contributing Editor Pointers on creating income opportunities and handling credit issues in the current times of economic crises were readily grasped and favorably commented on by the mostly-female full-capacity audience at the April 7 Economic Security Financial Forum sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Four topics ranging from obtaining […]

Growing up gracefully!

Alexis Miller is a graduating senior at Clinton High School. Her school colors are red and black, but her favorite colors are pink and green. She is the only daughter of Calvin and Carolyn Miller. A lover of jazz music, the talented teen celebrated her 18th birthday on May 5th.  Besides being an outstanding student […]

High water gets mixed previews in Vicksburg area

By Earnest McBride Jackson Advocate Contributing Editor Although the water level will be a lot higher than it was in the Great Flood of 1927, fears of uncontrollable disaster are a lot lower, or non-existent, in Vicksburg and surrounding towns today as the Mississippi gives every sign of rising to the predicted record heights by the end of next […]

Links at JSU

The Jackson Chapter of The Links, Inc. was recently awarded the prestigious ‘Dag Hammarskjold Security and Peace Award’ for their International Facet project Student Cultural Exhibition Contest from JSU Division of International Studies during their 2011 International Week Scholarship and Awards Banquet.  They have had from 135 to 98 different exhibitors per year over the […]

Hope turns 3!

There’s nothing quite like a birthday party, especially when children are the candle blowers. That’s the way it was Tuesday afternoon at Logan’s restaurant in North Jackson. Hope Franklin celebrated turning three years old with her favorite people: Mom and Dad, Cheryl and Jerome Benjamin; sisters, Grace (5) and Faith (4); and Aunt Tosha Thomas, […]

Memphis’ Booker T. Washington wins Race to the Top grad challenge

By Alice Thomas-Tisdale Jackson Advocate Publisher It literally took a village to push Booker T. Washington High School to the top of President Obama’s May 16 schedule. Memphians and their family and friends from across the country voted for the inner city school to beat out 449 other schools for the coveted Race to the Top High […]

A new beginning

Mississippi Congressman Bennie G. Thompson was all smiles before, during and after the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony honoring him with the naming of Tougaloo College’s newest facility, the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center. Sharing in the excitement at last Saturday’s program were his wife, London, right, Tougaloo College President Beverly […]

Fox News and Bias reporting share ‘Common’ ground

By Alan M.Harrison JA Contributing Writer I stopped watching Fox News years ago, I felt that they were and are unfair and utterly ridiculous. Their cynical correspondents , rude debates, and lack of facts reporting style made sure my television stayed on CNN or MSNBC for political information or news. As if we were in […]

Plus Size Model, Activist,Actress Mia Davis dies at 36

JANS-Mia Amber Davis, known for her role in ‘Road Trip,’ in which she plays a voluptuous woman who seduces the geeky main character, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday,  She was 36. Plus Model Magazine, where Davis worked as an editor, took to their blog to comment on her death. “Mia was a super model […]