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Chokwe A. Lumumba for Mayor

Chokwe Antar Lumumba's strong national presence will bring recognition and resources from outside Jackson to help raise our stature as a progressive and creative capital city that appeals to young ...

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Beer: If It Looks Good, Drink It

I've always loved this particular phrase from "Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern: "If it looks good, eat it."

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Don’t Cut the Creative Industries

A ton of art mediums can provide a different point of view, from painting something in an unfamiliar style, to getting low to the ground and capturing that perfect photo, ...

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Jackson Needs More Camaraderie

It's great to have a sense of pride in your neighborhood, but it's also important to remember that we're all part of one city.

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Try Everything, Learn Something

Like a lot of people, when I was younger, I tried my hand at everything in the hopes that I would also be inexplicably great at everything.

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‘Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor’

I've talked about this before, but we are a nation of many immigrants. Unless you're Native American, you can likely trace your roots back somewhere across the seas or down ...

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Providing Hope for Kids Is In Our Self-Interest

By identifying kids and their needs when they start getting in trouble, and then interrupting that pattern and getting them "wraparound" services, you give them a better chance at making ...

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Standing and Fighting Together

These days, everyone is speaking out, and as Donald Trump's tweets and speeches become more and more erratic, and his politics become even more insane and exclusionary, it's necessary.

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Sen. McDaniel, Meet the Real ‘Liberal Women’

As I was consumed with Best of Jackson week last week, I kept getting emails and texts about a state legislator proving himself to be among the worst of Mississippi.

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We’ve Already Given Trump ‘A Chance’

This year, unlike any I remember, many of us—polls suggest it's a majority of Americans—will watch with a new level of trepidation. And we wonder, "What, exactly, should we give ...