- Black Miss. lawmakers seek to block voter ID law Updated: Feb-27-14 6:16 pm
- Reaction to the death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Updated: Feb-25-14 9:31 pm
- Former post commander to repay $370K Updated: Feb-21-14 1:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to block the state's plan to start using a voter identification law.
JACKSON, Mississippi - "I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. I have known Mayor Lumumba since 1974. One of the reasons I was so public about my support for the mayor, was that I believed once people got to know the real Chokwe Lumumba they would find him to be an extremely bright, caring and humble individual. His election as mayor and very short term in office demonstrated exactly that. This evening the city of Jackson truly suffered a great loss. I would like to extend my condolences to the Lumumba family and the city of Jackson." - U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Democrat, 2nd District.
JACKSON, Mississippi - The former adjutant of an American Legion Post 1776 in Cleveland has agreed to repay $370,000 in post money that he had converted to his own use.