Mayoral election today in Jackson to replace the late Chokwe Lumumba

April 8, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A former Jackson mayor and the son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba are among a crowded field of candidates on Tuesday’s special election ballot. Polls […]

First-term Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba dies at 66

February 25, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, a prominent attorney and former human rights activist who persuaded local voters into accepting a sales tax to fix crumbling roads and […]

City banking on January 14 referendum for 1% sales tax increase

January 2, 2014 in News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor [su_slider source=”media: 99994003,99994002,99994001,99994000″ link=”image” target=”blank” width=”700″ height=”600″ autoplay=”5500″] Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is leaving nothing to chance in getting passed a 1% sales tax increase via […]

Stories captured by The Mississippi Link in 2013

January 2, 2014 in News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor [su_slider source=”media: 99993993,99993992,99993991″ link=”image” target=”blank” height=”600″ autoplay=”5500″] During the year 2013, The Mississippi Link carried articles of historic relevance to its readers. Standing out are […]

50th anniversary in the works…Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 – 2014

December 19, 2013 in News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor Mayor Chokwe Lumumba put his backing for the 50th Anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer when, according to the planners, “… in 1964, more than […]