Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced he tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday morning after taking a home test. Lumumba was waiting for results from a separate test Tuesday. He is quarantining at home, officials said in a news release. ...
MAYOR BARAKA, JACKSON MAYOR CHOKWE ANTAR LUMUMBA, JAZZ AND R&B LEGEND JAMES MTUME ANNOUNCE NEWARK WILL HOST THIRD NATIONAL BLACK POLITICAL CONVENTION
Newark, NJ – December 1, 2021 – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi, Jazz and R&B Legend James Mtume, New Jersey Institute of Technology President Dr. Joel Bloom, and numerous other African-American educators, activists, and community leaders announced today at an NJIT press conference that the Third National Black Political Convention will be held in Newark from Thursday, April 28, 2022 to Sunday, May 1, 2022.
Regarding the Passing of Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance. (JACKSON, Miss) – The City of Jackson collectively grieves the loss of Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance and sends its prayers to his family. Sheriff Vance was a bright light in the City of Jackson demonstrating an unwavering commitment to its residents through his lifetime of work ensuring public safety. Sheriff Vance loved serving people, a love that was often shown through the warmth of his infectious smile. His lifetime of service spanned from serving as a JPD officer to later rising up the ranks to become JPD chief of police and finally serving as our beloved sheriff. Sheriff Vance was not only a friend to our city, but I considered him a personal friend of mine. He supported efforts toward the growth and development of Jackson and was a personal support to both me and my father. Our prayers are with his family and all of those who were touched by his life.
(JACKSON, Miss) – We stand in the shadow and warmth of the legacy of Bob Moses. May his life’s efforts to organize, strategize, and secure the peoples’ right to participate in the determination of our collective future continue to inspire us. His footprint on Mississippi lives in the hearts, minds and work of the young people that benefitted from his tillage and is a model for how we are to serve our communities with compassion and sincerity. We honor his memory and show our gratitude by continuing in the necessary work ahead in the struggle for equity and justice.
JACKSON, Miss. — Chokwe Antar Lumumba is the incumbent candidate for mayor. He took office in 2017 after defeating former Mayor Tony Yarber in a primary election that year. Lumumba walked into the job expecting to face big problems, including crime. On his watch, the city had its deadliest year in history with 128 homicides in 2020.