Jackson’s First Compromised Strategic Plan 2014 Action Plan for Mayoral Candidates

A Spirit of Solidarity should be manifested for the Jackson, Mississippi, mayoral race. The election date is April 8, 2014; the position is an honorable one, and the mayoral candidates should utilize a Compromised Strategic Plan, based on collective agreements, to affect a more persuasive race. FACT: Only one candidate will win!! The candidates must […]

The Illusiveness of the American Community

By  Ivory Phillips  Jackson Advocate Writer The concept of an American community is at least eight generations old.  That is the case if one begins with “the Declaration of Independence.”  Of course it had been in the minds of some inhabitants even before that time.  Nevertheless, today with things such as the acquittal of George […]

JSU alumnus gives back

Andrell Harris (left), a 2008 graduate of Jackson State University and native of Terry, MS, received applause and an award for being this year’s largest financial contributor at the JSU National Alumni Association biennial conference held in Tunica recently. Harris donated $5,000.00 to the event to ensure alumni members had a memorable weekend. Harris was […]

Thompson, King honored for showcasing MS talent

Jesse Thompson (left) and Lee King (right) received a resolution from the Jackson City Council last week for their work with the Jackson Music Awards, the premiere showcase of Mississippi talent in the state. The resolution was initiated by Ward 3 Councilwoman LaRita Cooper-Stokes (center) and signed by the full council and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. (Photo: Jay Johnson)

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)

Jacksonians bring home ACT-SO medals

Mississippi brought home the gold and bronze from the National ACT-SO Competition during the 104th Annual NAACP National Convention in Orlando, Florida last week. Congratulations to John Eze Uzodinma II, a graduating senior from Madison Central High School, who received the gold medal in Music Instrumental Classical; Krystal Jackson, an upcoming senior from Murrah High School, who received the gold medal in Music Vocal Classical; and Jasmine Miller, […]

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 […]

Comedian Joe Torry: from comedy to Cosby to Zimmerman

By Sandra Varner St. Louis, Missouri native Joe Torry has brought the funny for two decades and today, the 47-year old father, businessman and philanthropist is still on top of his game taking his stand-up comedy routine around the country from small towns to large metropolitan cities. Talk2SV caught up with him by phone at […]

Anaso Jobodwana does sprint double in Russia

JANS – Jackson State sprinter Anaso Jobodwana represented his home country (South Africa) and claimed a prestigious sprint double at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia on July 10 after running the fastest 200 meters time yet by a South African. Jobodwana stopped the clock in 20.00 seconds, but unfortunately for him the following wind was too great to allow his […]

Award-winning attorney launches new law firm

JANS – Sharon F. Bridges, Esq., has formed Bridges Law Group PLLC with headquarters in Jackson, MS. A boutique law firm, Bridges Law Group PLLC offers its clients zealous representation in a responsive, efficient and cost effective manner. Bridges, who has 18 years of legal experience, will serve as managing partner. She is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Louisiana. “As an undefeated trial attorney for the […]