Jackson City Council’s regular meeting on March 22 was held at the historic Woodworth Chapel on the campus of Tougaloo College. Occasionally City Council meetings are held on college campuses as a way of engaging students and giving them the opportunity to see government in action. All council members were present.
The next regular city council meeting is set for 6 p.m. April 5, at City Hall.
The Mississippi Link Newswire Recently, Tougaloo College reaffirmed its historic commitment to the quest for justice and equality. In two upcoming events, the college intends to bring attention to the positives that have come out […]
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, “There are 47 percent of the American people who will vote for the president no matter what…, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”
Perhaps Romney should have attended the Sept. 26 (and last year’s) 2nd Annual Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair and Business Engagement Summit held at the Jackson Medical Mall on Woodrow Wilson Blvd. In this city of over 75 percent African Americans, there were job seekers who filled the Mall’s hallways stretching over a block long and standing or passing nearly elbow to elbow…. […]
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. […]