Mayor Lumumba vows to continue charity work of his late wife, Nubia

Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of a 4-part interview with Jackson’s new mayor, Chokwe Lumumba. It focuses on his passion for community organizing and commitment to continue the charitable work of his late wife, Nubia, who died in 2003. For over three decades, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba was addressed as civil rights attorney Chokwe Lumumba. Four years ago the title of councilman was added, but the […]

Outraged by Martin verdict? Get on the bus on August 7

By Dr. Anne Sulton, Esq. JA Senior International Correspondent Millions of Americans are outraged that George Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury of six women of murdering Trayvon Martin by arguing that he was standing his ground or acting in self-defense. Over a million people have signed the NAACP petition designed to pressure the Federal government to prosecute Zimmerman under Federal civil rights laws. Rev. Al Sharpton […]

Black leaders speak out on Martin case: Sherrilyn Ifill

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) is deeply troubled by the jury’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Trayvon Martin’s tragic and senseless death was the direct result of Mr. Zimmerman’s false and offensive assumption that Trayvon was a criminal because he was African American. His unnecessary death exposes the entrenched nature […]

Black leaders speak out on Martin case: Marian Wright Edelman

The reaction to the not guilty verdict from George Zimmerman’s jury was swift and strong. Young people poured onto the streets in peaceful protests in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. By 3 a.m. more than 100,000 people signed an online petition urging the Justice Department to pursue civil rights violation charges […]