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  • Funeral arrangements complete for Mayor Lumumba

    Date set for Mayor Lumumba's funeral

    According to Willis and Sons Funeral Home, funeral services for Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Saturday March 9 at 11 a.m. A spokesman says more information will the location and other details willMore >>
    A Celebration of Life Service for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m., at the Jackson Convention Center.More >>
  • Gathering To Mourn At City Hall

    Gathering To Mourn At City Hall

    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Friends, family and supporters gathered at Jackson City Hall after hearing of the mayor's death.  City Council members were notified and called an emergency meetingMore >>
    Friends, family and supporters gathered at Jackson City Hall after hearing of the mayor's death. City Council members were notified and called an emergency meeting to select an acting mayor, and to remember the legacy of Chokwe Lumumba.More >>
  • Lumumba Remembered

    Lumumba remembered

    He was an outspoken champion for justice and over the years and Chokwe Lumumba's style created some controversy. But no one could question his commitment. Chokwe Lumumba picked up some unflattering labelsMore >>
    He was an outspoken champion for justice and over the years and Chokwe Lumumba's style created some controversy. But no one could question his commitment.More >>
  • City mourns mayor at candlelight vigil

    City mourns mayor at candlelight vigil

    A special rememberance was held in the capital city Wednesday in honor of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. The vigil was organized by the group "Young Progressives of Jackson". Dozens gathered in the bitter coldMore >>
    A special remembrance was held in the capital city Wednesday in honor of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. The vigil was organized by the group "Young Progressives of Jackson."More >>
  • Jackson City Council will meet Monday to set election date

    Carrying On Lumumba's Legacy

    Tonight residents and employees of the capitol city are mourning the loss of their leader. 66 Year Old Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died yesterday at St. Dominic's hospital. Now city officials areMore >>
    Jackson City Council will meet Monday to set the date for a special election to replace Mayor Lumumba. Under state law, the election must be held in 30-45 days after council sets the date.More >>
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  • Lumumba sworn in as Jackson Mayor

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

    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

    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

    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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