Charles W. Tisdale Public Library continues to educate patrons

The Charles Wesley Tisdale Public Library, located at 807 E. Northside Drive in Jackson, MS, served up Black History with a little bit of sugar and spice and everything nice from collard greens, lima beans, candied yams, macaroni and cheese, ham, fried chicken, spaghetti and you name it. Food for thought was provided by Jackson […]

Gallery of Charles W. Tisdale Library

$10,000 grant for the Charles W. Tisdale Public Library.

Broadband for America, the coalition of 100 companies and organizations dedicated to expanding the discussion of broadband, came to Jackson Aug. 17, 2010, with a check in hand for $10,000. The grant will be used to purchase new computers and offer digital learning to youth who frequent its teen center located on the lower level […]

Tisdale library finally gets a manager

JANS – After several years of this position being vacant, twenty-eight year old Tiffany Coleman-McGee got lucky. She is the new Branch Manager at the Charles Wesley Tisdale Public Library, 807 East Northside Drive in Jackson, MS. The mother of two sons, ages 6 and 5, has been married for seven years. She holds a […]

DeAnna Tisdale: The next Leontyne Price? or MORE?

By Artaymis Maat Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer DeAnna Esther Marie Tisdale- “I was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. I went to Adhiambo Elementary School, Blackburn Middle School, Murrah High and Tougaloo College. I always sang in church. I fell in love with it. You apply on line. You send in a recording of your […]

Tisdale’s Topics:The Judas Touch!

Reprint March 24-30, 2005 Shortly after Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus with his traitorous kiss, Peter, one of Christ’s other disciples cut off the ear of a Roman soldier to show his fealty to Christ. However Jesus with great discernment told Peter,” Before the cock crows twice you will deny me thrice.” And so Peter did. […]

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Reprint: Aug 7-13, 2003 Living black in Mississippi Another Mississippi election day has come. This election chose party candidates who will vie for victory in the Nov. 3 General Election pitting Democrats against Republicans and Independents. For African Americans voting in this year’s ballotings, they may be enjoying their last voting in this state. This […]

Tisdale’s Topics:Traitors all!

Reprint Nov. 6, 2003 Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey depicts the travels of Ulysses to and from the Trojan wars. One of the many dangers that Ulysses and his men confront are Scylla and Charybis, a monster which sucks water from one side with tremendous force and expels it with equal force from the other. That […]

Tisdale’s Topics: Rotten apples can spoil the whole bunch

Reprint: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2003 Something’s rotten in Denmark regarding the body politic in Jackson, Mississippi! A very short time ago, City Councilman Kenneth Stokes was unceremoniously raked over the coals for off-handedly suggesting that pay-offs were taking place regarding certain rezoning transactions. In the case in question, a woman wanted to move […]

Tisdale’s Topics:A fool and our money

  Reprint: Oct 28 – Nov 3, 2004 Long ago and far away, in a distant time and place, my friend and companion, the late esteemed poet, writer and teacher of religion at Duke University, Dr. C. Eric Lincoln, extemporaneously lectured a group of us — his friends — about freeing ourselves from the chains […]