Free prostate cancer screenings across Mississippi

African American males have the highest incidence rate and the highest mortality rate of prostate cancer.  September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and many health care providers are giving free prostate screenings across Mississippi. Here are a few: Baptist Health … Continue reading

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Jackson mayor, voters learn valuable lesson

Both the mayor and the voters of Jackson may have just learned a really important lesson. This lesson is that there can be a very stark difference between campaigning and governing. During his campaign, Jackson mayor Chokwe Lumumba vowed not … Continue reading

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STATE DEMOCRATS REQUEST FEDERAL ELECTION OBSERVERS FOR HATTIESBURG MAYORAL ELECTION

JACKSON–At the request of Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree’s campaign, the Mississippi Democratic Party has sent an official request to U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, for the Department of Justice to observe the conduct of Hattiesburg’s September 24th special election. Rickey … Continue reading

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Eight Candidates Running for Mayor of Meridian

Amongst list of candidates for Mayor of Meridian is Percy Bland. Bland would have been the first African-American mayor of Meridian, but was narrowly defeated by current mayor, Cheri Barry in 2009. 2013 Candidates for Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi: Cheri … Continue reading

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14 Running for Mayor of Jackson

By: Brian Eason, Clarion Ledger Full Article Spring is in the air, and a whole crop of new faces is running for local elected office. More than a dozen candidates have filed qualifying papers to run for mayor of Jackson, … Continue reading

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In Mississippi, death of politician Marco McMillian stirs old civil-rights fears

In Mississippi, death of politician Marco McMillian stirs old civil-rights fears http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-mississippi-death-of-politician-marco-mcmillian-stirs-old-civil-rights-fears/2013/03/08/5c75cfa4-8762-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394_story.html By Anne Hull, Published: March 8 In Clarksdale, Miss. — When Marco McMillian decided to move back to his home town and run for mayor, the 33-year-old aspiring candidate knew he … Continue reading

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Candidate for Mayor of Jackson, Regina Quinn “successfully addressed a business challenge” by Filing Bankruptcy Twice

Below is a press release from the Regina Quinn for Mayor Campaign.  The statement is in response to a recent article where Quinn attempted to defend filing two bankruptcies in the past 17 years. Read full article here. It should be … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama, Rachel Ray Team-Up in Clinton, MS

Rachel Ray, First Lady Michelle Obama and several Clinton cafeteria workers teamed to cook up healthy, tasty school lunches during Obama’s visit to the district as part of the anniversary celebration of her “Let’s Move!” exercise and healthy diet program. … Continue reading

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Elections in Mississippi Are Heating Up…

So we are back! Stay tuned for the ins and outs of politics in Mississippi!

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Cross by Langston Hughes

Cross My old man’s a white old man And my old mother’s black. If ever I cursed my white old man I take my curses back. If ever I cursed my black old mother And wished she were in hell, … Continue reading

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