What has Chokwe Antar Lumumba accomplished in first 100 days?

The Jackson City Council - with few exceptions - has stood behind Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's picks for top city posts. The council unanimously confirmed Lt. Col. Lucius Wright at a recent city meeting. (Photo: Justin Vicory)

Newly elected Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba continues to prove — above all else — that he will be the face of social change in the city his father once fought with and then for. The son of late Mayor Chokwe and Nubia Lumumba, Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Charity A. Jones

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Today’s Wonder Woman is the Executive Director of Lighthouse Community Development, Charity A. Jones. Jones grew up in a local rural church in Mendenhall MS. She was very active in the youth group and their ministry leadership development program.  She Read more

BlackGirlMagic: La’Porsha Renea Selects Teen MUA From Hometown For Glam Squad

Aspiring  MUA, Takedra Wagner  and R&B abd Soul singer, La'Porsha Renea. Photography by Rick Wells Photos.

While riots and rallies covered the news last weekend, one teenager in McComb, MS was being presented with a huge opportunity. 17-year old Takedra Wagner is now the official makeup artist of American Idol’s star La’Porsha Renea. Wagner first met Read more

Louisiana Ranked As 2nd Highest State For At-Risk Youth

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Louisiana ranked second as the highest state with at risk youth. Mississippi ranked first. An at risk youth is one less likely to transition successfully into adulthood due to growing up in unstable homes or lacking positive role models. When Read more

Author Spotlight: Ty A. Patterson

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Ty A. Patterson is a writer, motivational speaker, entertainer and entrepreneur. Her first book entitled “Southern Jewel: The Elements Within” was released in 2014. She is the owner of the home décor shop Phenomenal Gifts and creator of Pretty Personality Ministries, which Read more

Music Monday: Sha Davis

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Sha Davis is the lead singer of Sha Davis & The 1990s, PBR&B/alternative R&B original band in Houston that does  live shows that are incredibly unique. They use live vocal,  instrument loopers, and other equipment to create an echoed and Read more

2 Brothers Fighting Gentrification in Detroit

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It’s well known that the city of Detroit has  been dealing with issues various issues such as crime, education, and housing for some time. Fortunately, two young professional brothers have joined together to fight gentrification in the city’s neighborhoods. Mississippi Read more

Floods Damage Thousands of Homes in Louisiana and Mississippi

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  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Widespread flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has damaged thousands of homes, and the risk of rising water prompted additional evacuations Sunday. At least four deaths have been reported in Louisiana amid the flooding that began Read more

McComb Beauty Educator and Other Small Business Owners Unite for Community Effort

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  Local beauty educator and entrepreneur, Ramona Patterson, hosted her Second Annual Hope for the Holidays event last week at The Boys and Girls Club of McComb, MS. Over a hundred people attended the luncheon and toy giveaway. The event Read more