Jim Hill IB students raising money for Clean Water Malawi Project

JANS – Jim Hill High School kicked off a service project December 5, 2013, designed to benefit people a world away. Students at the school are raising money to provide clean water to a village in Malawi, Africa. Their goal is to raise $5,000 by March 31, 2014. That will pay for one well and training for the well’s maintenance. Students in the International Baccalaureate […]

RCMI Center for Environmental Health at Jackson State awarded $10.7M

JANS – Jackson State University’s Research Centers at Minority Institutions (RCMI) Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has been awarded a $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute onMinority Health and HealthDisparities. The five-year grant will beused to enhancethe center’s biomedical infrastructure to support research that addresses environmental and public health issues impacting vulnerable and underserved communities. “The center has a long history of conducting innovative research in environmental health, and this […]

Natchez Branch NAACP attends CBC conference in search of answers on voting rights laws

By Joyce Arzeneaux Mathis Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer One of the breakout sessions during last week’s Congressional Black Caucus Mississippi Policy Conference in Tunica addressed the Supreme Court’s decision to basically delete pre-clearance from Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act until Congress could review the current formula which decides which states have to pre-clear. The City of Natchez is a special charter and because of that classification, […]

Hattiesburg, a battleground city: An opportunity of which we should take advantage

By Ivory Phillips Jackson Advocate Contributing Editor Phil Bryant and his cronies have definitely made the city of Hattiesburg into a major battleground this election season. After Mayor Johnny DuPree narrowly won re-election, his challenger took the matter to court. The challenge left DuPree the winner by 30+ votes. Then, as a result of a motion filed by the challenger, the court ordered a new […]

Legacy of L.C. Dorsey is unparalleled in the war on poverty in Mississippi

By Alice Thomas-Tisdale Jackson Advocate Publisher Few people, if any, have achieved making such a vast impact on their state in the areas of health care, prison reform, education and community development more than Dr. L.C. Dorsey. The pride of the Mississippi Delta went from working on a plantation at age 8, to becoming a wife and working mom of six […]

Outstanding service

Rev. Dr. Hickman Johnson, Pastor, Farish Street Baptist Church, and Pastor Jennifer Biard, Senior Pastor, Jackson Revival Center Church in Jackson, are pictured congratulating Ms. Dorothy Williams, who was honored for outstanding service during Farish Street Baptist Church’s 31 Days in August. Pastor Biard was one of the featured ministers for the “Women and the […]

Horton confirmed as Jackson’s new Police Chief

Jackson City Council had little debate on confirming Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s choices for the city’s two key positions in public safety. Police Chief Lindsey Horton (left) and Fire Chief Willie Owens are in their first week of performing their new duties. (Photo: Jay Johnson)

Mayor Lumumba has a plan to stimulate youth to action

By Alice Thomas-Tisdale Jackson Advocate Publisher Mayor Chokwe Lumumba spoke candidly about Jackson’s youth in part three of a four-part series. Unlike tapping into a water source confined to the groundwater provided in detention centers, Lumumba is looking for mountain water to quench the thirst of youth who want to participate in breaking the cradle to prison pipeline. And he thinks he’s found it in the […]

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 […]