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Chokwe Lumumba

Chokwe Lumumba was born August 2, 1947 in westside of Detroit, Michigan as Edwin Finley Taliaferro which he refers to as his 'slave name'.

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DO NOT BE APATHETIC TO THE DEATH OF THIS KING. HE DID THE REVOLUTIONARY WORK. WE MUST KNOW HOW HE DIED. IN 1981, "Chokwe Lumumba since 1981 when came to the National Conference of Black Lawyers looking for a Black lawyer to represent him on his pro hac vice application for admission to the New York Bar. The federal government had accused him of being a "terrorist". At that moment, I was not in the office to greet him. Unfortunately, no Black lawyer was willing to represent him. Instead, National Conference of Black Lawyers escorted him to the offices of New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). NCBL wanted the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and NYCLU to represent him. Alton Maddox publicly objected to this arrangement at the offices of NYCLU. The representation of Chokwe Lumumba by white public interest law firms did not seem to square with the philosophy of the Republic of New Africa which sought five states in the South. These states would be residents for descendants of enslaved Africans. ...
It is a strange world. Chokwe Lumumba is dead. Bobby Seale is kickstarting a movie about; His & Huey P Newton's Black Panthers.
Chokwe Lumumba, Jackson, MS Mayor and Activist 2014 Chokwe Lumumba, a good friend of mine, died at 66, 3 days ago on Tuesday, he was a radical mayor who moved the people of Jackson, MS to raise there tax to fix crumbling roads and infrastructure in Mississippi's capital city. He was a widow and leaves behind two sons and daughter. He was a prominent lawyer and human rights activist. He died at St. Domini Hospital. He had chest pain. Lumumba was the second mayor who to die in Jackson, MS. Lumumba was originally, born in Detroit as Edwen Taliaferro and later changed his name in Detroit1969, when he was in his early 20's. He said he took his new first name from an African Angola tribe that resisted slavery cenuries ago and his last name from the African Independence leader Patrice Lumumba. Lumumba moved to Jackson in his1971. He went to Wayne State University Law School in Michigan and returned to Jackson in Michigan1988. Mr. Lumumba was involved with the Republic of New Afrika in the Republic1970's ...
Ujamaa Festival" for Democratic Economics, with Ralph Nader, is now dedicated to the memory of Chokwe Lumumba.
Just two weeks before his sudden death, Jackson, Mississippi, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba spoke with Laura Flanders of GRITtv. Lumumba died on February 25, 2014, re...
The Hinds County coroner has confirmed that Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died Tuesday evening. Lumumba, 66, was sworn in as mayor of Jackson on June 4, 2013. He was born August 2, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan.
Chokwe Lumumba, progressive, beloved Mayor of Jackson, MS, my friend, has died in office of a heart attack.
Portrait of Chokwe Lumumba and his wife, Anasa. Remembering "America’s Most Revolutionary Mayor.". As an...
The death of Chokwe Lumumba interrupts one of America’s most promising civic experiments in its fragile beginning.
We present this discussion with Chokwe Lumumba to inform readers about a project combining community organizing and electoral efforts in a changing South, ?under the independent banner of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party? as explained in the section on 2013 electoral campaigns in The Jackson...
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Gone too soon. Don't give up the fight. Now, more than ever.
R.L. Nave just posted a powerful obituary of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba: "what the RNA was saying was that in states.
Here is a link to a story on the death of the Jackson, Miss. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba:
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba & just 2 weeks ago. I was privileged to be in the presence of 2…
Still can't believe Chokwe Lumumba passed. So sad.
With Brother Chokwe Lumumba joining the ancestors, it is clear that we are in a full fledged health crisis. Brother Obalewa left us a few days ago and someone dear to us all has entered the last chapter. When 2013 ended, I thought we might get a break, but the cycle that seemed to begin last year continues. I spoke with Baba Amiri a week before he entered the hospital. Obalewa called me from the Brooklyn VA hospital less than two weeks before he joined the ancestors. Where are all of our healers? It is time for us to come together. When will we be prepared to treat our own sick and wounded?
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Memphis Mayor A C Wharton expresses his condolences on the sudden death of Jackson, Miss. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. (continued . . . )
We are very sad to learn of the passing of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Our thoughts are with his family & the City of
The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority joins the Jackson community in mourning the loss of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Mayor Lumumba’s contributions to the continued success of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority are greatly appreciated and will always be remembered. To read the full press release, please follow the link below:
In 2013, was elected mayor of Jackson w/87% of vote, despite being massively outspent by his opponent
Just two weeks before passing, spoke with him about what he calls -
Chokwe Lumumba's death is a tragedy for the Southern freedom movement. Chokwe always stood with workers. RIP.
I had the honor to shake hands with Chokwe Lumumba during a meeting about human rights abuses at a MIssissippi private prison for immigrants
*** Chokwe Lumumba, the radical mayor of Jackson Mississippi, has passed. Rest in power.
July 1, 2013 ushered in a new era for the citizens of Jackson, Mississippi with the Inauguration of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, the 50th Mayor of the City of Jackson. This is a collection of photos from the election cycle until now and well into the future. Congratulations to Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and his family! ONE CITY, ONE AIM, ONE DESTINY!
Mourning in my heart but my head and spirit in strategizing my actions to be an even better man! Peace be unto you Brother Chokwe Lumumba!
"It is with a heavy heart, that we inform you that our beloved brother, Civil Rights Activist, Human Rights Activist, and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has passed away. More details will be made available in the near future. For now, we ask that you pray for his children and family." - Chief of Staff - Dr. Safiya Omari.
Anguished to hear of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's passing. A shocking, untimely loss of a champion of justice. He is sorely missed already.
Jackson Rising: The New Economies Conference Chokwe Lumumba and his team were planning.
Haven't seen 1 front page story today on Chokwe Lumumba's passing in any of the so-called "national" newspapers. America,…
The piece on the life of late Jackson, MS. mayor Chokwe Lumumba should be read and shared.
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
Civil and human rights activist Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has joined the ancestors
Video: A look back at Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's life
With a heavy heart, remembering Chokwe Lumumba, the revolutionary Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Rest In Power has never meant more to me
Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson Mississippi, leader in the New Afrikan People Organization, the very definition of princ…
How this great man, Chokwe Lumumba,changed my life.That ride around Jackson in his car just listening. The gratitude and grief right now.
Rest in Peace to Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba; a fellow Michigan-licensed lawyer that I'd heard many wonderful things about but never had the pleasure to meet. May his spirit live on and his memory always inspire activism for human rights and equality.
The African community lost a great hero in Chokwe Lumumba. We hope to carry on his legacy of activism and advocacy in the l…
Standing in the shadow of the great Chokwe Lumumba at Jackson State University. May God be pleased…
I am still stunned at hearing of the death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Miss. We go back years. We were together just …
Deeply sadden about the passing of our beloved Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, praying for the City of Jackson, MS as well as the family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. God bless you all.
We join with those who are deeply mourning the death of Chokwe Lumumba. We send our sincerest condolences to the Lumumb…
Just received a voice recording from Superintendent Cedric Gray in honor of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba passing he's ordering all flags to be flown at half staff at all JPS schools today and the rest of the week very touching RIP Mayor Lumumba
Veteran Black nationalist, civil rights attorney and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died.
mayors & participants take moment of reflection to remember Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Miss., who d…
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My mother called me in tears to tell me of the death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba saying we just cant imagine the stress that they went through. The struggles, people trying to destroy your name your character, attacking your family and closest friends. The stress of trying to make a living while struggling against injustice and inhumanity. The burden of carrying a community on your back of fighting a giant one blow at a time. It wears you down. It eats away at your health. My mother just lost her partner of 47 years and is watching her friends succumb to decades of non stop pushing back for all of us. We have to feel like this has to be the time that we step up, time to stop just writing about history and make our own, run our leg in this race, but more Importantly love each other, take care of each other,and fight with each other and not against each other. Long live the spirit of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Keepushing fb!
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Aww man...I just heard...A great revolutionary and mentor has passed. RIP Chokwe Lumumba.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died. We don't have many details, but Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart has confirmed his death.
Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi has died at the age of 66. His death was confirmed by the Hilton County Coroner.
Honoring the late Jackson,; MS Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who was to join us at but passed away unexpectedly yesterday
Holy crap! Really!? To honor the loss of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba ~ I think everyone should try to make this event in Jackson ~ even if it is geared toward Jackson. Cooperatives are the way of the future and I'm sure there's plenty to learn (and that can be transplanted here in Starkville) ~ While living in SF, I learned about cooperatives ~ biodiesel cooperatives and food/grocery co-ops, mainly. Of course, there are many models out there now form agricultural co-ops to textile co-ops and so on. They encourage human dignity, cooperation, communication, and smart economics.
16 WAPT News has comprehensive coverage of the death of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
Leaders from across the city, metro and state are sharing their thoughts on Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who died Tuesday at St. Dominic's Hospital.
The EEOC black history program I was going to do with Derrick Johnson at the federal building today has been canceled due to the mayor's passing. As much as I was looking forward to this event a couple of days ago, the mayor's death hit me (and us, as a city) hard enough that I'm not sure my presentation would have felt very relevant anyway. I certainly wouldn't have wanted to hear myself lecture today. I didn't know Chokwe Lumumba very well as a friend—I'd crossed paths with him a number of times over the years, of course, but usually in groups—but I think I'm beginning to appreciate some of the grief my parents' generation felt when Kennedy was shot. I feel much older, suddenly, for having outlived him.
Shock and grief enveloped the city of Jackson on Tuesday as friends and coworkers of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba dealt with the death of a man they described as a passionate leader who had positioned the city on 'the verge of greatness.'
My Great Grand mother used to say things like "give me my flowers while I'm here cause I can't smell them when I'm gone" meaning show appreciation for her while she's living not wait until she passes, I had intended to write a post about Mayor Chokwe Lumumba this weekend and yet he's gone now. Often we don't show appreciation for our heroes until they're gone but I want to say this. I have a profound respect and admiration for Imam Mutawaf Shaheed and Amir Abdallah Yasin these men have together nearly a hundred years of work experience establishing Islam and fighting for the respect of the Sunnah in America, Alhamdulillah I'm fortunate to have benefited from sound advice and their assistance in my endeavors, and though I've never met Amir Abdallah in person he is still among those from whom I have benefited. And of Imam Mutawaf what can I say, except he's a stellar example of a grassroots leader who while maintaining a local community never neglected a national outlook as it relates to Islam, ANY effo ...
"Chokwe Lumumba was one of the greatest civil rights lawyers of his time. In the tradition of Thurgood Marshall, he was steadfast in his determination to defend the rights of those that were denied rights by the system. I have worked with Chok...
God bless and provide peace and comfort the Family of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. Know that you are surrounded and supported by unlimited love! Rukia Lumumba Chokwe A. Lumumba Esq
Lord, We thank You for the life and legacy of our gifted hunter, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. A family has lost a father. A city has lost a champion. As we mourn his passing, we honor You for granting him...
Salutations go out to the Honorable Chokwe Lumumba. Rest in UHURU!
He had an idea and a way that encouraged SO many people to have an idea. Mayor Chokwe Lumumba was my church member, my boss, our Baba... And if you listened to him long enough, you heard love in EVERY word he spoke. As much as he tried to teach some people that loving self does NOT equate to hating others and as much as he tried to educate the masses that preparing to justly defending myself is NOT an offensive act, many didn't get it. But many more did. Many more did. Boldly, he was. I am going to miss the way he would laugh sometimes when he would speak the truth. I am going to miss watching him work for the youth. I am going miss him ...being right. But I will not miss his power because it is still here - beaming in the people that "GOT" it. Paradise is a suitable reward for such a HARD working man ...and I know that Umi Nubia is waiting on the steps of Glory for him. What a love!!! What a man. Rest in Power, Baba Chokwe. Ase. Rukia and Antar, my heart is with you.
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba is '€˜applying a philosophy against imperialism to the practice of repairing streets'€
Today I am part of an international community of mourners reflecting on the life and legacy of Baba Chokwe Lumumba.
Chokwe Lumumba (August 2, 1947 - February 25, 2014) was Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Lumumba was born in westside of Detroit, Michigan as Edwin Finley Taliaferro, a name he refers to as his 'slave name'. Lumumba was the second child of eight born to Lucien and Priscilla Taliaferro.[1] He has been…
Saddened to hear of the death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
The Hinds County Coroner has confirmed Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died.
Singing to Baba as he makes his way... "Chokwe Lumumba was a freedom fighter who taught us how to fight and we gonna fight all day and night until we get it right!
for those departed by police violence.for Chokwe Lumumba
It is with heavy hearts but grateful souls that we celebrate the remarkable and victorious life of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi. A Detroit native and descendant of World Heavy Weight Champion Joe Louis Barrow, had accepted our invitation to be keynote messenger for the centennial celebration of Joe Louis Barrow, a son of Calvary on May 11, 2014. This is also Mother's Day and the Sunday closest to Brother Joe Lewis Barrow's actual birth date (May 13). We pray for his family, especially Sister Ernestine Cox, the cities of Detroit, Michigan and Jackson, Mississippi, this nation and for every freedom fighter throughout the Diaspora. In the spirit of 2 Kings chapter 2, we pray that a double portion of the Eternal Divine Spirit that moved Mayor Lumumba to resist evil, pursue justice, and economically empower disposed people will now rest on us. Thank you for loving your people and all people. God bless you Brother Lumumba, see you in the Morning!
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson,Miss., dies at 66. Human rights activist.
Portrait of Chokwe Lumumba and his wife, Anasa.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
Story by R.L. Nave Tuesday, February 25, 2014 � For nearly his first year as mayor of Jackson, Chokwe Lumumba devoted a lot of his time to doing what needed to be done.
Last night I was in shock. Like so many of us I feel deeply saddened by lost of this great freedom fighter Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. He was a great man of character, I witnessed on so many occasions his support for community causes. While still being a great father. He will truly be missed in the physical, but his spirit will forever be present with us.So I challenge us all to continue to be agents for justice. Carry the torch & Free The Land!
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Rest In Peace and Power Brother Chokwe Lumumba! "Chokwe Lumumba, legendary Black Liberation activist and recently elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi has passed away. He was 66. There will be much to say about Chokwe and his immense contributions in the coming days, but for now we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his family and comrades. Chokwe Lumumba, presente!" (h/t Sonja Ebron and Farah Jasmine Griffin)
Chokwe Lumumba, human rights attorney, radical community organizer, and founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, delivers his victory speech on Tuesday,...
RIP Chokwe Lumumba. It's very rare for progressive radicals, let alone revolutionaries, take the helm at any public office...particularly in the United States. For this and many other reasons (namely, his longtime dedication to black liberation and political activism), I'm really sorry to hear this news.
Our condolences are extended to the family of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and the entire city of Jackson, MS. Thank you for your leadership and service here in the great state of Mississippi and beyond.
The same people who murdered Hugo Chavez have not murdered brother Chokwe Lumumba. We are not fools. This is too much! Why black god???
Human Rights Defender Chokwe Lumumba “I only came to the movement because of King and he was killed. I only stayed in the movement because of Malcolm and he was killed. Then I became a leader” – Chokwe Lumumba At the age of 60, Chokwe Lumumba is well into his fifth decade as an activist, attorney, and human rights advocate. He began civil rights activism in high school in the 1950s, and since 1968 he has included the language and principles of international human rights in his work. Throughout his life Lumumba has worked to defend the rights of African American activists and communities. He has educated and organized student activists throughout the Midwest and the South and persuaded universities to attract and cultivate people of color. He has been on the frontline of protecting African American communities from drug trafficking and gang violence. He has opposed rights violations by local, state, and national law enforcement and intelligence agencies and vigilante groups; he has confronted the Ku ...
Rest in Peace to Tupac’s former attorney, mayor & revolutionary Chokwe Lumumba. Lumumba was serving his first term as the Mayor of Jackson.
Rest in Peace, Mayor of Jackson, MS, Chokwe Lumumba. Gone too soon, but our Heavenly Father had other plans for you. Rest well!
Ras Baraka: '' I keep watching my father's services over and over again. Holding on to him. It was an incredible homegoing. He rose up on that day and spoke through us all even those in the audience. Thank you to kevin Maynor, Tony Medina, Jessica Care Moore, Asha Bandele, Saul Williams, Rukia and Chokwe Lumumba, Woodie King, Danny Glover, Glynn Turman, Tom Porter, Sen. Rice, Assemblywoman Tucker, Congressman Payne, The drummers, the band from new orleans tht marched him in and out. The jazz band, Savion Glover, my friend and comrade Sister Souljah, and special thanks to the Newark Fire Dept. they made sure he was in heaven hours before the devil knew he was gone..my face is full of tears, my heart swollen with grief but im pushing and now a little harder..keepushing fb!''
Does money in elections still matter Jeff Bostick Tim Garrett? "Just days before the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi, the city’s voters have elected longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney Chokwe Lumumba to become mayor. Describing himself as a "Fannie Lou Hamer Democrat," Lumumba surprised many political observers by winning the Democratic primary, despite being outspent five to one. He went on to easily win this week’s General Election."
This is the real truth about chokwe Lumumba he left school and he and his little group only used the real black people who he has tried to identify with and has never been really accepted because he is a user and not a leader but someone that is just a retarded racist that works against his own people because they don't agree with him! Raised in Detroit, he was radicalized by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In 1969 he began law school at Wayne State University, gave up his given name, Edwin Taliaferro, for the “free name” Chokwe Lumumba — honoring the Chokwe ethnic group of Central Africa and the Congolese revolutionary Patrice Lumumba — and joined the RNA in Jackson, leaving law school for two years to dedicate himself to the cause. After graduating, he set up a practice in Detroit and represented the former Black Panther leaders Geronimo Pratt and Assata Shakur. This is one of the main reason with him as your Mayor Jackson will never grow!
I just want to know how I don't count as a black man? Why is an educated black man an anomaly? Many of us are educated, many of us value the pursuit of knowledge. Now I get that the mainstream amerikkkan media doesn't portray it, but maybe you need to look a little deeper. Just because I don't buy into a stereotype, doesn't mean I'm less of a black man. So I guess by your definition MLK, Malcom X, Stokely Carmichael, Huey Newton, Chokwe Lumumba, Jesse Jackson, Allen West, Al Sharpton, Cornell West, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, KRS-One, Akil the MC and the rest of Jurassic 5, Johnny Cochran, Russell Simmons, Tavis Smiley, and every other black man who uses proper English, has an education, and doesn't conduct himself like a hood rat, and doesn't live down to a stereotype isn't black as well. P.S. I'd never classify myself as being in the same league as the aforementioned gentlemen. I'm not near as powerful an orator or as learned.
On July 1, Chokwe Lumumba, an attorney with a long record of black radical activism, took office as mayor of Jackson. His inauguration took place in the gleaming convention center that sprang up four years ago in the state capital’s mostly deserted downtown. A crowd of 2,500 packed the hall. The city councilors and other dignitaries, most of them African-American — Jackson, a city of 177,000, is 80 percent black — sat on the dais. The local congressman, Bennie Thompson, officiated. The outgoing mayor, Harvey Johnson, the city's first Chokwe Lumumba as Mayor.black mayor, wished his successor well. The Mississippi Mass Choir gave a jubilant performance of “When I Rose This Morning.”
During his yearlong campaign, Mayor-elect Chokwe Lumumba did not tout big-box stores, movie theaters, waterfronts or Farish Street as the silver-bullet solution to economic development in the capital city.
On my radio show this morning, review of activity in my Third Conscious Solar Cycle Journey will: application of the Paut Neteru during the past week, centered around Assata Shakur, Chokwe Lumumba, Overcoming the large challenge to keep a part of my 123 acres of Nat Turner Birth Land and the satisfaction in have found an effective way to get my words out to the public. My Face Book Friends are working for me because i am available to them, if they need me... www.khabooks.com
Chokwe Lumumba--a founder and leader of the Republic of New Afrika, the New Afrikan People’s Organization and Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, defense a...
Chokwe Lumumba is sworn in as Jackson's mayor during an inauguration ceremony.
CHOKWE LUMUMBA vs Barack Obama GOVERNING STYLES IN OFFICE Part Two - New Analysis - Special To The Newport Newservice ...JUNE 27, 2013... NAT TURNER LIBRARY, DREWRYVILLE, VA.. .In Part One of the Analysis of the governing styles of Barack Obama and Mayor-Elect of Jackson, MS, Chokwe Lumumba some readers expressed confusion about what my intended purpose happens to be; not what some of the words may have unintentionally implied, pro or con for either Black holder of high office in “the system.” If anyone doesn't know what the phase “the system” means that is too bad. It will indicate that you haven't command of some of the most important, recent history of Black people in America: briefly, it is a pejorative term for the unjust system of government called the United States of America. We also want to clear up the central point for this writing; this is NOT intended to be a comparison of the men, but an analysis of what their style is, or will be in dispensing the common good that groupings of peopl ...
Chop wood, carry water. In the shed. Working with tools for learning provided by harmonica masters Adam Gussow and Ronnie Shellist. June 13th is a significant date in Jackson Miss. as well as in this country. That was the date in 1963 that the courageous civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered in his driveway by cowards. It is also significant in 2013 because that is the date that Chokwe Lumumba was elected mayor of that city. Mr Lumumba is a courageous leader for civil rights today. And yes we still have very large race issues in this country. Education, gender inequality, the prison-industrial complex and poverty. There seems to be apathy across the aisle. We are not willing to leave our comfort zones to find commonality with each other. When I listen to Mr Lumumba's words I hear words that call for actions across the aisle. Yes 'lil ole Jackson Miss. ! In "Blues Legacies And Black Feminism" .by Angela Y. Davis, Ms Davis speaks of the blues as a "site" for study. The study of African American hi . ...
Judge throws out Buju's gun conviction A US federal judge today threw out a 2011 gun conviction against reggae star Buju Banton. The decision means that Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, will serve 10 years for now. He would have faced an additional five years on the gun conviction. Meanwhile, Judge James Moody has told the government to bring a criminal contempt charge against a juror who helped send him to prison. Banton’s legal team had sought a new trial following the disclosure that a juror, Terri Wright, had conducted an internet research on aspects of the case during the trial. Today, Judge Moody concluded that Wright did independent research during Banton's February 2011 trial and then discussed her findings with other jurors, behavior that came to light after she did a newspaper interview in October 2012. She could face a fine and up to six months in prison if found guilty of contempt According to a report by The Tampa Bay Times, Banton’s attorney Chokwe Lumumba said afterward that he a ...
2013 campaign season finally over. Mayor Elect Johnny DuPree was victorious in Hattiesburg. So proud of Jonathan Lee for Jackson, Mayor 2013 and campaign staff! Congrats to Chokwe Lumumba, Percy Percy Bland, Connie Moran, Parker Wiseman, Bill Luckett, Jason Shelton and other democrats who won municipal races across the state.
Yesterday, Chokwe Lumumba was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi by a massive margin. Find out why Civil Rights leader's win in Jackson is so s...
Chokwe Lumumba...is the new Mayor of Jackson, Miss. His June 4 victory is a stirring tribute to the courageous Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers who fifty years ago on June 12, 1963 was gunned down at his Jackson home.
Former Ward 2 Councilman and Chokwe Lumumba, 65, is the new mayor of Jackson, Miss., winning the General Election with 87 percent of the vote, reports Fight Back! News. "I'm just delighted. I feel...
Exciting update from the mayoral race in my hometown: Ludacris endorse Democratic candidate Chokwe Lumumba (who later won). Too mind-boggling not to share.
Jackson, MS - On June 4, Chokwe Lumumba won the election as mayor here, winning 87% of the vote in the General Election. He had all but assured his victory by winning a stunning come-from-behind upset in the Democratic Party primary on May 21 in this 80% Black city in the heart of the Black Belt Sou...
Chokwe Lumumba wins the General Election to become Jackson's next mayor.
Civil rights activist and ex-black nationalist Chokwe Lumumba has been elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.
Congratulations to Chokwe Lumumba winning Jacksonville, MI's mayoral election by a landslide. As a lawyer he represented notable figures such as Assata Shakur and her godson, Tupac.
One City, One Aim, One Destiny - 50 years after Medgar Evers paid the ultimate price - was murdered for standing up against racism, Chokwe Lumumba, Black Civil Rights Activist was elected Mayor of Jackson with a resounding majority. Deep gratitude to Medgar and the Evers family. Right on Jackson!
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*Chokwe Lumumba elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi* This morning I celebrate this news. What this news represents is the idea that pride in heritage in this country does not have to take a back seat for people of color. I don't anticipate that this news will be wide spread but I share it with you with are renewed sense of self and a determination to contribute to this society acutely aware of the rich heritage from which I hail!* BTW RIP Baba Jitu. Lets Go BedStuy-Crown Heights!
Congrats to our new Mayor Elect Chokwe Lumumba!!! One City, One Aim, One Destiny!!! Let us move FORWARD Jackson.
Took the Vote Buddy Challenge with my son and daughter and cast my VOTE TODAY! Have you voted yet? Who are you taking with you?!
Lumumba likely to be Jackson's new mayor: Chokwe Lumumba takes a huge lead in the General Election and will...
Sorry but Ludacris endorsing Chokwe Lumumba for Mayor of Jackson, MS is the dumbest political stunt I've seen, especially seeing as Ludacris is not from Jackson, MS ... Does not live in Jackson MS and has contributed ZERO to the growth of Jackson, MS! But I'm sure Ludacris did his research of the candidates right.Surely residents are smarter than that right?!? Things that make you go hm...
The polls are officially open! Let's PROMOTE the VOTE! Find your nearest polling location and make your vote count!
Jackson, don't ya'll forget to fukkin vote tomorrow now dammit... don't drop the ball on Councilman Chokwe Lumumba! TOMORROW VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.
It's unlikely anyone will muster the votes needed to beat Democratic nominee and Jackson City Councilman Chokwe Lumumba in Tuesday's mayoral election.
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Lord have mercy...ok loved ones! If electoral politics doesn't equal the road to revolution in your equation of political tendencies, don't run or participate. Also don't assume that leftists who are supporting Chokwe Lumumba are sell outs to the Democratic Party (because you'd be wrong and I'd hate for my loved ones to be incorrect). Don't disrespect the grassroots, working class black folks in Jackson who came together in people's assemblies and after much work and consideration decided this was the best course for them. They chose and appointed Lumumba to run and he was organized to agree. Finally, understand that this race happened because the people of Jackson did their homework. Some of the things their community needs will not be granted to them through political pressure of business interest politicians who are on the structurally weak city council. Their government is structured to be mayor-heavy. So the people decided to win that seat and who they would hold accountable to implementing their pla ...
FOUR MORE DAYS until the General Election, Jackson! June 4th is our chance for change! Remember to CAST YOUR VOTE to and let's MOVE JACKSON FORWARD!
Jackson needs a proven leader to move Jackson FORWARD! I am that leader with a plan for SUCCESS!
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Good morning all my face book family and friends, now we all know what we need to do this Tuesday June 4, 2013 and cast your Vote for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba let's make a different here in Jackson I know you tired of those pot hold and I am to so let get out and Vote, take a friend that don't have a ride and you both can make a great different here in beautifying our streets, so if you ready I am to let's Vote Chokwa Lumumba for the man to make a different signing off Make Jackson Beautiful C.E.O. Lotty Dotty
The most important thing about me is that I’m transitional. I understand that I won’t be Mayor for twelve years. I have to create opportunities for people to develop so that the young will move the baton along from one term to the next.
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So, Chokwe Lumumba was in attendance on the 4th row at First Baptist Church Jackson this morning.
Why has there not been as much "Media Coverage" on the up coming General Election which will be held on June 4 with the Mayoral Candidates as it was with the "Run off" Election between Chokwe Lumumba and Jonathan Lee ?
I just found out that Chokwe Lumumba has a good chance of being the new Jackson mayor. This wouldn't bother me if he wasn't a member of the black panthers or a number of other racist groups dating back to the 60's. He was also affiliated with a group that was responsible for the murder of Judge Skinner's father in 1971 who was a JPD officer. Wake up Jackson.
The headline that appears on a story that the WAPT web site (www.wapt.com) reads, "Lumumba wants to remove Christopher Columbus from history books."
Former mayoral candidate and Chokwe Lumumba supporter Regina Quinn contacted two of the three independent candidates asking them to drop out of the June 4 General Election to select Jackson's next mayor.
Francis Smith calls himself a non-politician. The pastor of Total Praise and Worship on Cedar Lane in south Jackson is taking to the campaign trail this spring though, as an independent candidate for the office of mayor in Jackson.
Court papers showing the 'court behavior' of the candidate for Jackson, MS Mayor, Chokwe Lumumba, aka Edwin Talliaferro: He's a piece of work ya'll. Yes, like all of us are, but I'm kinda thinking you guys aren't into Marx or de-colonizing the US.
I love to learn new things. Chokwe Lumumba has made clear that priories for Jackson Mississippi is to re-write and correct history to reflect the people who actually discovered America was not Christopher Columbus but black conquest groups from North Africa. So now I know Jackson has no financial or crime or infrastructural problems, just need to remove traditional history from the classroom and he has taken steps to have traditional history about discovery of this country removed from Jackson schools. Jackson's presumptive next mayor's comments about the accuracy of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America are causing controversy. Chokwe Lumumba has said he wants school history books to reflect the historical argument that travelers from northern Africa had been venturing to the New World long before Columbus sailed in 1492.
What a terrible, liberal-based world we live in. Killing an unborn baby is fine, socialized healthcare is embraced, lawmakers are actually trying to infringe on the 2nd amendment, people don't give a *** that 4 Americans were murdered in Benghazi.. Seriously guys, I hope I'm not the only one who feels infuriated at the direction our nation is going in.
SOO. Been hearing that Luwumba, if elected mayor of Jackson which is almost a given, wants to remove from school history books that Christopher Columbus discovered America... He says America wasn't lost... Geez... THAT needs to be a priority for the Mayor of the Capital of Mississippi... Ugh...
Mayor elect (almost), Chokwe Lumumba, (for real) wants to remove Christopher Columbus from history books. The goofyness begins!
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What is going to be Chokwe Lumumba's first order of business if he's elected Mayor of Jackson (which is a forgone conclusions as there is no Republican candidate)? Making sure the textbooks in Jackson say that Africans landed on North America before Columbus. Because that's the most important issue facing our city today. Who landed on this continent first. Never mind the roads are crap, never mind trying to bring business to the city, never mind the crime in Downtown or West Jackson, but let's tackle the important issue. Who landed on North America first!?
In the final hours of the Jackson mayoral election, a group called Citizens for a Better Jackson is making a push to beat back gains made by Ward 7 Councilman Chokwe Lumumba.
Congrats to the new Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson MS...from RNA...to atty ...always a fam man n activist...God is good..may he guide your head n heart..luv Akosua
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Attorney, civil rights activist and City Councilman Chokwe Lumumba will be the next mayor of Jackson, barring a major upset in the General Election.
"If you can't follow, then you are not ready to lead. If you can't serve, then you can't lead." --wise words spoken to me by an elder when I was in my 20s My leadership of our City will reflect my heart for service to the People. Let's UNITE and serve together in this great place we call home.
Congratulations to Chokwe Lumumba for winning the primary for mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. I will warn you to please remember what happened to Medgar Evers, Marco McMillian, Emmett Till, Louis Allen, James Craig Anderson, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, George W. Lee, Lamar Smith, Mack Charles Parker, Paul Guihard and Vernon Dahmer.
He's REALLY tryin to change things. He wants Christopher Columbus removed from textbooks because his story is a lie. Chokwe Lumumba!!
Bro. Chokwe Lumumba has just been elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. For many this is a hopeful moment. It is impossible to not be aware of his many contributions to freedom movements over decades around the City of Detroit, in the State of Mississippi, and elsewhere. Elders, who have had their disagreements with him over the years, have told me he is not someone to dodge controversy or speak to a crowd and say the easy thing when something would be more expedient. Bro. Chokwe I am told is not one who avoids difficult questions. He in the past at times would split the room with his words, and lose the room, even to make a moral point about injustice. That is what radical teachers must do. It is not something "cool" to be, it is no easy burden. True democratic minded radicals cannot be preoccupied with retaining state power but must facilitate the direct self-government of ordinary people, bring it closer, and if need be step out of the way and not repress its self-expression. Bro. Chokwe is in state p ...
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Message from Brother Councilman Chokwe Lumumba! Dear Jackson, The People have decided! I am humbled by your love and support. I want to extend my sincere and eternal gratitude to everyone who worked tirelessly and gave their gracious support to my campaign. Your dedication made it possible for me to present my case to the citizens of Jackson. I am profoundly humbled that the people of our great City have elected me as their Democratic candidate for Mayor. I invite EVERYONE who believes in our City and is dedicated to playing an active role in our movement forward to join me as we continue on the road to the General Election. Our work is not done and I still need your support. With unity, Jackson can reach the highest heights! Now is the time to work together for a better Jackson. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, June 4th. We MUST return to the polls one last time. And when you do, I ask that you cast your vote for Chokwe Lumumba. Let's show-up and finish strong on June 4th! This victory is a ...
It's been a long time coming, but change is coming to Mississippi. Former Ward 2 Councilman and Chokwe Lumumba, 65, (pronounced SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah) is the winner of the mayoral primary runoff el...
So glad no one has said anything worth me unfriending them on my feed or page regarding the election-because Tyrone Hendrix is my friend and I don't consider him a "sell out" or a bad person. I also clearly support Councilman Chokwe Lumumba. So please stay calm and don't make me act ignorant on FB. Let the unifying begin!
“And even though the election is over, the work is just beginning. We’re going to roll up our sleeves and continue to try to make Jackson the place we want it to be.” Well said, Jonathan Lee. You all know that Jonathan is a personal friend, and that there was no bigger supporter of him during this election than I have been. I now reflect on Romans 13:1, "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God’s appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God." I believe God has a hand in all elections, including my loss two years ago, and Councilman Chokwe Lumumba's victory over Jonathan yesterday. I am sure that our new mayor and I will have differences on various issues. But there are also be significant areas where we agree--infrastructure, education, business development. I had the benefit of sitting next to Mr. Lumumba on a plane not long ago, and when he says that he will work for unity, including racial unity, I take his word ...
Well, the Jackson Democratic run-off is history. Today, if you're threatening to move your business or yourself out of town, it seems (before such an expensive, time-consuming move) you might want to wait a bit. We haven't even had the General Election yet (it's June 4), and if he's elected (yes, there's a good chance he will be), Chokwe Lumumba would not take office until July 1. Let's just not flip out and proclaim ABSOLUTE DISASTER AND CHAOS twelve hours after a primary result.
Chokwe Lumumba a city council member, lawyer and civil rights activist has been elected the mayor of Jackson. Hope he can do a better job that the previous 4 or 5 administrations.
Chokwe Lumumba defeats Jonathan Lee in the Democratic runoff race for Jackson mayor.
WE (ALL OF US) DID IT!!! This is a victory for all of us. Thank you EVERYONE! For all of your support, love, prayers and donations!! The race is not over, we have the General Election on June 4th. My father, Councilman Chokwe Lumumba will be running against three independent candidates. So we still need your support. Jackson, MS we still need you to go back out to the polls on June 4th and VOTE CHOKWE LUMUMBA! We are almost to the finish line. I sincerely and greatly appreciate your continued support. We are making history and will help Jackson, MS RISE!!
Newscaster last night asked Chokwe Lumumba if he had any plans to reach out to more white people. LOLs.
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Often, when we are in the moment... There is very little time for perspective beyond the moment. This campaign, at times, was an all out brawl and, though passionate, it was not always beautiful... but in time, it is my belief -- my hope that people realize that in the end we are all fighting for the same thing - to lift Jackson to new heights. Whether we voted for Councilman Chokwe Lumumba or Jonathan Lee... those of that campaigned... were truly just trying to see a new day in Jackson... a day when others could look at the capital city and be proud of its ability to rise. There are talented people on both fronts and in order to truly achieve true greatness, not for ourselves, but for THIS CITY, we have to patch up our wounds, cast our pride aside, and build this city together. There is hope for this city now... some may not see it for a while... and that's ok... that's because they are still mentally running the race. But, once they have a moment to take a step back... and see how much passion and hope ...
Just when I thought jackson couldn't get any dumber they elect chokwe lumumba for mayor.
Threaten your enemies, warn your families & friends. Enjoy your day!
Chokwe Lumumba never trailed Jonathan Lee in the Democratic runoff.
white mouths: I like my confederate flag because I have pride in the south. black ears: I am racist. black mouths: I voted for Chokwe Lumumba. white ears: We don't don't want you here.
To those who choose not to vote: Please, also, choose not to complain when a system doesn't work for you that you refuse to be a part of. Learn to exercise you right to vote and not just your mouth.
I usually don't speak on controversial issues on FB. I leave that up to Adam Wells. However, I've decided to do so. We as US citizens have the RIGHT to vote for the candidate of our choice! Stop bashing people because they didn't vote for the candidate of YOUR choice. People put too much faith in these political figures anyway. You're so religious, but you're going crazy over an election. Doesn't make sense to me. Put your faith and trust in God! Just do what you need to do to get it for YOURSELF! Yes, my people(BLACK) are not where we should be, but part of that is because we haven't been FREE as long. Yes, some of us may receive FREE stuff if that's what you want to call it. Just remember that those things surely weren't created to help US. One last thing, we have the right to name our children whatever we want. My son is named AMARE, and I'm proud of it! We wanted him to have a strong AFRICAN name. If Adam and I hadn't named Alaina when we were in the 8th grade, she'd have one too! Don't tell me that . ...
Salute to Jackson, MS and their new mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
We would like to congratulate the city of Jackson's Democratic Candidate for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba !
Former Ward 2 Councilman Chokwe Lumumba is recognized as the projected winner of the primary runoff election, according to polling results.Lumumba beat political newcomer and businessman, Jonathan Le
I know I've out of town but PLEASE tell me the posts are wrong and Chokwe Lumumba is Not the Mayor!!!
Great Day for BLACK RADICAL POLITICS, my comrade in struggle BROTHER CHOKWE LUMUMBA just won the democratic Mayoral primary run-off in Jackson Mississippi. RIGHT ON BROTHER CHOKWE! FORWARD EVER!
Congrats to our member, Councilman Chokwe Lumumba on winning mayor of the City of Jackson.
Whoa...glad I no longer live in Jackson, MS
The votes have been counted! Congratulation Mayor Elect Chokwe Lumumba!.Cause everybody knows about Missippi Goddam!
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I can't tell you how many Harvey Johnson supporters told me they were backing Chokwe so they can sit back and watch this city crumble...so in four years Harvey can say...I told you so.
Chokwe Lumumba gonna be the next mayor in Jackson,MS! Property values just went up in flowood,Madison and Brandon!
Chokwe Lumumba winner, next mayor of jackson,ms, white people most def leaving jackson lol
Chokwe Lumumba wins for Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi! I am so moved!
I'm hearing about negative comments tonight but don't see any on my feed. Glad you are all a good bunch
Seriously Jackson??!! Chokwe Lumumba for the new mayor?!?!?! I believe this will be the final straw for the city.
Over 20 years ago, at Tougaloo College there was a movement called SPEN, during that time a younger Chokwe Lumumba spoke to various student groups. In the 1990's the SGA theme of the day was "Making a difference through collective Consciousness" well hopefully the city will be collective in thinking about the next governmental purpose and responsibility.
Now, Chokwe Lumumba devotes a good deal of time talking abouthis family's own diverse racial heritage, the camaraderie he experienced among fellow basketballers of all races and nationalities, the poor whites he has represented vigorously in the courtroom or the relationship he was able to build wi.
What is up with the American people electing people with foreign names!! Really Chokwe Lumumba? Good grief!!!
9:46 p.m.: De’Keither Stamps will be another new face on the Jackson City Council in July. The 36-year-old Iraqi war veteran defeated Derrick Trimble. With all precincts reporting, the complete but unofficial returns in the Democratic runoff were 2,824 votes, or 56 percent, for Stamps and 2,191 vote...
Well Congratulation to da new Mayor Elect Chokwe Lumumba now lee can back to Brandon nd look for another job cause u just got rolled
Just when you thought Jackson couldn't get any worse
Yeah we did it, ready for you to bring change Councilman Chokwe Lumumba the new mayor
Congratulations to the brother Chokwe Lumumba who has won the Democratic Primary to be the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi!
While I do think Jackson voted against its own best interest...I wish Chokwe Lumumba well as he heads toward the General Election. I wish for the city to grow and I hope for movement toward economic development and prosperity.
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Congrats are in order to Mr. Chokwe Lumumba the brother with the African name!!!
"Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict." -Saul Alinsky, likely describing the job ahead for Chokwe Lumumba and Jackson after tonight's vote. Celebrate tonight, and go to work tomorrow.
Congratulations to Councilman Chokwe Lumumba and the organizers, activists, and community that made this victory possible! One more vote makes history and proves that participatory democracy CAN WIN!!
Congratulations to Mayor-Elect Councilman Chokwe Lumumba and the City of Jackson, Ms. Now watch a major shift take place.
Well Mayor Councilman Chokwe Lumumba it is. throws confetti
We have a winner! a new Mayor Chokwe Lumumba 4 the capital city "Jackson"
Nothing else left to do but to pray that Jackson didn't just jump off the deep end with the new mayor elected.
Congratulations to our new mayor...the honorable Mayor Chokwe Lumumba
Poll. Who's term(s) at mayor will prove to be the bigger disaster? Frank Melton or Chokwe Lumumba? I was so excited about Frank Melton, but man did he disappoint. Now I'm fearing apocalypse. Hopefully I'll be as wrong about Lumumba as I was about Melton.
Tonight, social media is making it look like MIssissippi hasn't changed at all. I urge people to take a breath and think before posting hateful stuff.
The City of Jackson. Elected a mayor named Chokwe Lumumba. Yeah. This ought to work out just fine.
Congrats to Mr. Chokwe Lumumba!!! Proud to say that as I ease my mind to some SANTANA.
Chokwe Lumumba won! This is news to all my Jackson, MS and Detroit, MI FB friends :-)
Yes, the PEOPLE have spoken! That's the cool thing about voting: we can walk behind the curtain & cast our vote according to how we really--I mean--really feel deep, down, up in there. No one really has to know how you vote. I'm so proud of you, Jackson. You stepped up & showed OUT! You see, it's o.k. to support Chokwe Lumumba. There's no need to be afraid. You'll be in good & capable hands. The man is & has always been principled.
TTI Emergency Brief [Strategy, Leadership]: BREAKING NEWS: Baba Chokwe Lumumba (New Afrikan Independence Struggle Veteran) has been voted in as Mayor of Jackson, MS.
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Although Clinton has no run off elections today, many cities did. In Jackson, Councilman Chokwe Lumumba has won the Democratic primary runoff with 20,180 votes over Jonathan Lee with 17,103.
Thank you Jackson! This is not my victory, This is the people of Jackson's victory! We are lead by faith and not by sight! Please meet us at the Clarion Hotel on highway 55/frontage road to celebrate the people's victory!
Chokwe Lumumba, President of the New Republic of Africa (I can't make up schist like that), is the new mayor of Jackson, MS. So now we have a president who bows to Muslim sheikhs and a mayor of a major city who is president of another country. I really don't care what color they are, but I do care about whether or not they care about the United States of America.
Chokwe Lumumba wins Democratic primary runoff; watch here for reports from his victory party:
Chokwe Lumumba, the movement brother with an African name has 19, 804 votes to his opponents 16,975 with 89 0f 90 precents in the mayoral race in Jackson, Mississippi. Looks like a done deal. Let this be the new wave in the south.
We won congrats to chuckway the new Elect Chokwe Lumumba - Mayor of Jackson Ms.
Councilman Chokwe Lumumba has done it!!! My oh my!!!
Chokwe Lumumba is the official democratic nominee for Jackson ,Mississippi!
Y'all know Lee didn't have a chance. ESPECIALLY after that debate.
With Chokwe Lumumba up by 10 points with 6 boxes left, it's all over but the shouting. I so wish that I could be at Pizza Shack to run around and hug folks. A victory for the city, its people, and a vision that will ensure that every neighborhood from Belhaven to South Jackson will benefit from growth and renewal in the urban core. Tonight, Jackson voted to love, and trust, its own people. Thank God for that.
Jackson, MS has just elected Chokwe Lumumba, a black nationalist who openly advocates secession and refuses to stand for the American flag, as mayor. Jackson voters will, of course, get what they deserve as the remaining tax base flees to the suburbs. But I can't even bring myself to feel schadenfreude right now. I just feel sorry for them.
Well looks like Jackson is screwed.even more than it already was ! *** !!
The City of Jackson and its residents just showed their *** U just elected a total POS. You reap what u sow *** Thank u Lord I live in Madison.
Congrats Attorney Chokwe Lumumba, although not confirmed, God and the ancestors say you are the next mayor of Jackson, Ms.
Lee ran a fine campaign. Congrats to David Duke.
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Doing some research just now, I ran into this interview from last week with mayoral candidate Chokwe Lumumba that I think many of you will find interesting. In it, he discusses the "Jackson-Kush Plan" and where it fits into his organization's plan "for self-determination and economic democracy
Made a time machine and went to future when Chokwe Lumumba was Mayor of Jackson. This is the video I brought back of the future Capitol St Downtown.
Bennie Thompson's endorsement of Chokwe Lumumba. Seems like this would be much more effective than Lee's ad
The choice is clear...Kenneth Stokes told a reporter from the JFP to kiss his *** yesterday at an endorsement event for Chokwe Lumumba. Gil Sturgis called me a house *** on WMPR radio last night in his support of Chowke last night. I heard Chokwe say on WMPR that a vote for Lee is like opening the doors to the KKK. Is this what we want for our city? The choice is clear for me...Team Lee all the way! Rise above the fray...
I can't vote in the Jackson Mayoral Race, but since I have been asked who I'd vote for, it's clear that my choice would be Chokwe Lumumba. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about this man and the work he's done when the cameras aren't rolling. He's been around a long time and he's been a part of a movement towards positive efforts in Jackson. Unlike a lot of the older personalities there, he's about building people up and building up the communities, not about holding people back and holding onto power. I'm also a good reader of body language and after watching this debate and listening to these two men, Chokwe Lumumba would be my choice. Regardless of who wins, I hope for a better Jackson.
Greetings Family, Friends, and Supporters   The electorate of Jackson clearly voted for change onTuesday, May 7th. The Democratic Party Run-Off election, to be heldon Tuesday, May 21st, is now between Chokwe Lumumba and JonathanLee. Chokwe won 25% of the vote on Tuesday, in comparison to Lee’s 36%, amongsta field of 11 candidates in total, including the present Mayor, Harvey Johnson,who won 21% of the vote.   Despite the initial point differential between Chokwe andLee, no one should be confused that Chokwe is now in the lead. Jonathan Lee isjust the latest neo-liberal, corporate constructed candidate to be foisted onthe Jackson political scene to seize the public assets of Jackson and itscitizens. The local forces of the 1% tried this tactic in 2009 with thecandidacy of Marshand Crisler. Like Lee in this Primary election, Crisler rosemore than double his nearest competitor, but was ultimately soundly defeated byoutgoing Mayor Harvey Johnson. Crisler was defeated because the majority of thepeople of J ...
Chokwe Lumumba first came to Jackson in the early 1970s as a civil-rights activist. He returned to Michigan shortly after to attend law school, returning to Mississippi in 1988.
Buju Banton’s Lawyer Sort Of Accuses Federal Prosecutor Of Juror Tampering Federal prosecutor James Preston. A week from tomorrow U.S. District Court Judge James Moody will hold a second hearing in Tampa to determine if the jury forewoman in the Buju Banton cocaine conspiracy trial violated his order not to research the case during deliberations. But the plot twists continue for the Grammy winning reggae icon, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence on two drug cocaine conspiracy charges. Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, faces an additional five years on a related gun possession charge, but his resentencing hearing was postponed to investigate the report of juror misconduct by forewoman Terri Wright. Now, the appeal lawyer for Banton is insinuating James Preston, the assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the Jamaican musician, had telephone communications with Wright, which is a no-no. Lawyers are prohibited from having any contact with the jury. In a Jan. 25 motion, Chokwe Lumumba claims Presto ...
UPDATE: Buju Banton’S PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH IS IN TIPTOP SHAPE, LAWYER WARNS HIM TO STAY DISCIPLINED & PATIENT. The Gargamel’s attorney, Chokwe Lumumba says Buju misses his freedom but needs to continue being strong, disciplined and patient. Buju Banton is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence in a Florida jail, where he awaits a decision from trial judge James S. Moody, Jr. who is deliberating on two motions recently filed by his lawyers: Motion for reconsideration of sentence 2) Second motion for new trial (due to possible juror misconduct). n relating news, Buju’s legal team has launched a new letter writing campaign — this time aimed at the Supreme Court – to build further awareness about the highly controversial federal drug case that landed the reggae entertainer behind bars.
JUDGE GRANTS Buju Banton NEW HEARING!! Buju (Mark Myrie) Banton has had several setbacks in his long legal battle since first charged with drug conspiracy and firearms charges in 2008. Last month a United States Magistrate James Moody granted an evidentiary hearing to Buju based on a motion submitted by his new attorney Chokwe Lumumba. As a result of the judge's ruling, Buju is now scheduled to appear at the U.S. Sam Gibbons Court in Tampa, Florida on December 20. The hearing is in regards to Buju claim that a female juror violated federal regulations when she admitted to a Florida media house that she research information on the case. Reports are that the juror confessed she research aspects of the case over the internet during the trial, in order to have a better grasp of the issues when the deliberations begun. According to the juror she secretly researched the Pinkerton Law, which the prosecution used to connect Buju to an illegal firearm found in the possession of his co-conspirator James Mack, whi . ...
Buju Banton's legal team is using all its options.In its fight to earn freedom for Mark Myrie, the team, led by Chokwe Lumumba, is starting a campaign aimed at the United States Supreme Court.
Earlier this month, Buju Banton’s defense team gathered supporters of the imprisoned reggae star for a press conference in Washington D.C. to discuss the latest details of his case. The speakers included Buju’s defense attorney Chokwe Lumumba, Dr. Carolyn Cooper, and Banton’s friend and musical coll...
Ward 2 City Councilman and civil rights activist Chokwe Lumumba announced today in a press release that he will run for mayor of Jackson in 2013.
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