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Middleman Addresses Citizens for Decency's 'Duck Lips' Attack Ad on Yarber

The man who placed the "attack ad" on Tony Yarber says Chokwe A. Lumumba had nothing to do with it.

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Testy Debate Signals Muddy Finish for Mayor's Race

In last night's battle of the jabs—officially known as the latest Jackson mayoral debate—the gloves came off despite the candidates' earlier pledge that neither would engage in personal attacks.

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Lumumba Holds Money Edge Over Yarber

Chokwe A. Lumumba's fundraising committee remains in the money lead, the latest information from the Jackson city clerk's office shows.

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Top Contributors (Totals Before the April 15 filing deadline; updates at jfp.ms/mayormoney14)

The top contributors for both candidates in the Jackson mayoral runoff.

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Jackson Mayoral Runoff: The Issues

A look at where the Jackson mayoral runoff candidates stand on some of the most important issues.

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Lumumba: Advocate, Son

While canvassing door to door in south Jackson last week, mayoral hopeful Chokwe Antar Lumumba would take a few moments in between visiting with Ward 6 residents to talk about ...

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Yarber: Risk and Reward

Mayoral hopeful Tony Yarber bounces from person to person, hugging matronly women, receiving firm handshakes of support from old men and listening as people talk about their connections to him.

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Using the KKK to Fight Abortion Rights

Groups such as the Ashburn, Va.-based Radiance Foundation have used ads to cast abortion as akin to genocide of African American children. Others are crying foul play.

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Two Approaches to ‘Human,’ LGBT Rights

Gov. Phil Bryant signed SB 2681, the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" that many fear is license to discriminate against gays and lesbians, and runoff elections for Jackson mayor are right ...

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Yarber, Lumumba Battle for South Jackson

South Jackson's rough-and-tumble reputation is a source of both neighborhood pride and, if you watch local TV news, sometimes, embarrassment.

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The Police State That Was Mississippi

One out of every four adult Americans now has a police record. Louisiana and Mississippi lead the nation in putting people behind bars.

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New Mississippi Abortion Ban Empty, Unscientific?

A female Mississippi senator is questioning a 20-week abortion ban that awaits signature from Gov. Phil Bryant, saying the bill is not grounded in medical fact.

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Jackson: An LGBT Sanctuary?

Chokwe Lumumba, the late mayor of Jackson, once described Jackson as a new justice frontier, one that acknowledges that the city's diversity is its strength.

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Youth, Turnout Beat Expectations in Mayor Election

Last night's special election for Jackson mayor was about beating expectations.

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Lumumba, Yarber Headed to a Runoff Election April 22

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, son of the former mayor, led by only 10 votes going into a run-off election against Councilman Tony Yarber. Both candidates got 31% of the vote in ...

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