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BET Awards to Pay Tribute To Prince

Nearly right from when word first broke about Billboard planning a special tribute to Prince from his friend and legend in her own right, Madonna, petitions were launched to change the artist immediately. Despite the entertainers’ deep friendship (and at one time romance), Prince fans didn’t think Madonna had what it took to properly …Read More

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Jackson Mayor’s Race Heating Up

One year from the election, Jackson is likely to see one of the hardest-fought contests for Mayor. Two well-known politicians, Robert Graham and Chokwe Antar Lumumba, said last week that they will try to unseat first-term Democratic Mayor Tony Yarber, and more are likely to enter the race. Graham worked 35 years for the …Read More

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World’s Oldest Person Dies at 116

Susannah Mushatt Jones passed away Thursday in New York, she was 116 years old. The Guinness World Records’ official oldest person, was born to Callie and Mary Mushatt on July 6, 1899, in Lowndes County, Alabama. She was the third child and oldest daughter of eleven children. Her parents were African-American sharecroppers who farmed …Read More

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Prince Memorial Held in Minneapolis

The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Minnetonka honored its most famous attendee, Prince, on Sunday, with hundreds attending the service. There was a high level of both security and presence of local law enforcement for people attending the service as well as fans and people just walking around the neighborhood. Tyka Nelson, Prince’s …Read More

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Rep. Bennie Thompson Opposes Jackson Airport Takeover

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson is ready to fight Jackson’s airport takeover. On Wednesday Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant signed the bill into law, and Thompson is not ready to accept defeat. “The only two course of action is in the courts and in Washington. I’ll do what I can Washington to turn it around,” Thompson …Read More

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Governor Signs “To-Go Cup” Bill

A spokesman for Bryant’s office said the governor signed House Bill 1223 Wednesday. It allows cities with downtown entertainment districts to set boundaries within which people would be allowed to carry open containers of alcohol. The law, also known as the “to-go cup” law, takes effect July 1. Any incorporated city, town or village …Read More

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Obama Delivers Howard Commencement Address

”I feel important now. Got a degree from Howard,” said President Obama, kicking off his address to the Class of 2016 at Howard University’s commencement ceremony on Saturday in Washington. The president covered a wide range of topics, beginning with how we are NOT in a post-racial society. “I don’t know who was propagating …Read More