Lawsuit: Mississippi ‘harsh’ in denying ex-con voting rights

March 27, 2018 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has enacted unfair barriers that stop former convicts from regaining their right to vote, a new federal lawsuit […]

JPS newest board member, appointed by Lumumba, sworn in at first meeting of 2014

January 10, 2014 in Education, News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor Jed Oppenheim was sworn in as the newest board member for Jackson Public Schools, Tuesday, Jan. 7, replacing outgoing board member Dr. George Schimmel. He […]

Tougaloo College plans civil rights commemorations

May 20, 2013 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Tougaloo College is starting an 18-month commemoration of the civil rights movement, 50 years after the effort helped reshape the American political and social landscape.

The first event, a gala was Saturday night at the Jackson Convention Complex, honoring four people who founded organizations designed to help the poor or disenfranchised: Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center; Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund; Dr. H. Jack Geiger of Physicians for Human Rights; and Robert “Bob” Moses of The Algebra Project. Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Roberta Flack will perform.