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On Feb. 27, the Jackson City Council unanimously approved a resolution to support the Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference (Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell and Ward 7 Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon did not attend); the resolution was originally on the agenda for two days earlier, the day Lumumba died.

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City Almost Grounds 'Jackson Rising' Conference

A keystone of late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's economic agenda, the Jackson Rising: New Economies Conference, which starts today, was almost derailed this week when the city of Jackson pulled its ...


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