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Chokwe Lumumba

Realizing Mayor Lumumba's Promise

Aaron Bartley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Aaron Bartley

When Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, passed away in February, he left behind a blueprint for combating poverty and promoting sustainability in America's post-industrial cities.

Why We All Should Care About the Mayoral Race in Jackson, Mississippi

asha bandele | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
asha bandele

For those of us living far from the south, discussions of Mississippi may make us recall the Civil Rights Movement, some period in time we now think more likely relevant in a history book. But believing that couldn't be more wrong.

Rest in Power, Chokwe Lumumba

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

When I lived in Jackson, Mississippi, Lumumba was my city councilman. Rather than simply mourning Chokwe Lumumba's passing, this column will celebrate his contributions.

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba

Ben Jealous | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

Chokwe Lumumba was one of the greatest civil rights lawyers of our time. In the tradition of Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Darrow, he was steadfast in his determination to defend the rights of those who the system too often pretends have none.

Former Civil Rights Activist Wins Miss. Mayor Race

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. -- A Mississippi attorney and one-time civil rights activist who was involved in a black nationalist group decades ago has been elected...

Rally Aims To Sway Haley Barbour On Pardon For Sisters

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — A woman released from prison on condition that she donate a kidney to her sister said Friday she was upset when she heard Gov. ...

Free At Last -- The Scott Sister's New Lives

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Something tells me the state of Mississippi isn't done paying the cost of what has been done to the Scott sisters.

The Need for Justice Doesn't Expire

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Freedom couldn't come soon enough for the sisters who have endured 16 long years in prison -- longer than some convicted murderers or child rapists.