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  • The city prepares to lay Mayor Lumumba to rest

    The city prepares to lay Mayor Lumumba to rest

    Friday, March 7 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-03-07 14:40:38 GMT
    The doors of City Hall are open on Friday for you to pay tribute to the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. WLBT's Jewell Hillery reported live on Friday morning from City Hall. Mayor Lumumba's body will restMore >>
    Mayor Lumumba's body will rest in repose inside of City Hall from 11 am until 3 pm. A remembrance hour is scheduled from 4 to 5 Friday evening, followed by another viewing from 5 to 7 pm.More >>
  • JPD prepares for Mayor Lumumba's funeral

    JPD prepares for Lumumba's funeral

    Thursday, March 6 2014 10:34 PM EST2014-03-07 03:34:07 GMT
    The Jackson Police Department is preparing for late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's Celebration of Life Service. Thursday, Assistant Chief Lee Vance spoke to WLBT about how you can pay your respects. AssistantMore >>
    The Jackson Police Department is preparing for late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's Celebration of Life Service. Thursday, Assistant Chief Lee Vance spoke to WLBT about how you can pay your respects.More >>
  • JSU remembers Mayor Lumumba

    Mayor Lumumba remembered

    Thursday, March 6 2014 12:40 AM EST2014-03-06 05:40:48 GMT
    Two tributes to the life of late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba were held Wednesday evening at Jackson State University and the mayor's home church. Mayor Lumumba's children spoke at J.S.U. joining in the tributesMore >>
    Two tributes to the life of late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba were held Wednesday evening at Jackson State University and the mayor's home church in Jackson.More >>
  • Special Election for Jackson Mayor April 8

    Special Election for Jackson Mayor April 8

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 12:31 AM EST2014-03-04 05:31:10 GMT
    The Jackson City Council has set a special election for Mayor on April 8. The decision was made in a special city council meeting held Monday afternoon. There will be no primary and if no candidate getsMore >>
    The Jackson City Council has voted unanimously to set a special election for Mayor on April 8. The decision was made in a special council meeting Monday afternoon.More >>
  • Outpouring of sympathy from Jackson area mayors

    Outpouring of sympathy from Jackson area mayors

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 8:41 PM EST2014-02-27 01:41:41 GMT
    Area mayors spoke highly of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. They described the 66 year old attorney as willing to listen but more than that, willing to reach out and form alliances to solve common and longMore >>
    Area mayors spoke highly of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. They described the 66 year old attorney as willing to listen but more than that, willing to reach out and form alliances to solve common and long neglected problems affecting the counties surrounding Jackson.More >>
  • Farrakhan makes accusation of Lumumba conspiracy theory

    Farrakhan makes accusation of Lumumba conspiracy theory

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:37 AM EST2014-03-07 16:37:57 GMT
    We've all heard the buzz after Kenneth Stokes claimed that Mayor Chokwe Lumumba was murdered, but he isn't the only one who thinks this is possible. Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke in front of a largeMore >>
    Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke on the death of Jackson's late mayor. According to him, Lumumba probably didn't die of natural causes.More >>
  • Lumumba family releases statement to public

    Lumumba family releases statement to public

    Thursday, March 6 2014 2:27 PM EST2014-03-06 19:27:16 GMT
    On Thursday, the family of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba released a statement to the public regarding the support of the Jackson community and the nation after the death of their father. The statement is as follows: TheMore >>
    On Thursday, the family of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba released a statement to the public regarding the support of the Jackson community and the nation after the death of their father.More >>
  • Community mourns death of Jackson Mayor Lumumba

    Community mourns death of Jackson Mayor Lumumba

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:07 AM EST2014-02-26 15:07:23 GMT
    Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died. We don't have many details, but Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart has confirmed his death. Lumumba won the Mayor's office in June 4, 2013, pulling 86%More >>
    Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart says he was pronounced dead around 4:55 PM, February 25, 2014.
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  • Residents react to Mayor Lumumba's sudden death

    Residents react to Mayor Lumumba's sudden death

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 1:19 AM EST2014-02-26 06:19:33 GMT
    We broke the news of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's death to some and confirmed it for others when we reached out to residents Tuesday evening. Many we spoke with described it as a sad day for the city. Some residentsMore >>
    We broke the news of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba's death to some and confirmed it for others when we reached out to residents Tuesday evening. Many we spoke with described it as a sad day for the city.More >>
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  • Lumumba sworn in as Jackson Mayor

    Lumumba says 'One City, One Aim, One Destiny'

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 7:01 PM EST2014-02-26 00:01:34 GMT
    City Councilman Chokwe Lumumba will move into the mayor's office Monday afternoon. A number of events have been held across the city this weekend, leading up to the Monday afternoon inauguration. TheMore >>
    Chokwe Lumumba has been sworn in as Jackson's mayor, in a ceremony at the Jackson Convention Complex. Congressman Benny Thompson presided over the ceremony and the Mississippi Mass Choir provided music.More >>
  • The Real Lumumba: Racism and Jackson

    The Real Lumumba: Racism and Jackson

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 7:00 PM EST2014-02-26 00:00:24 GMT
    After months of campaigning Jackson's newest mayor is on the job. Chokwe Lumumba was born in 1948 as Edwin Finley Taliaferro, but that soon changed. In a one on one in depth discussion, Mayor LumumbaMore >>
    After months of campaigning Jackson's newest mayor is on the job. Chokwe Lumumba was born in 1948 as Edwin Finley Taliaferro, but that soon changed.More >>
  • Questions raised about Mayor Lumumba's health

    Mayor Lumumba's Health

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:54 PM EST2014-02-25 23:54:36 GMT
    Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has been excused from a trial, after he told the court "health reasons" would prevent him from representing his client. This happened last Friday in Oktibbeha county, whereMore >>
    Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has been excused from a trial, after he told the court "health reasons" would prevent him from representing his client. This happened last Friday in Oktibbeha county, where he is representing a man facing murder charges.
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