Thursday, December 15, 2016

Ronnie Crudup, Jr. announces candidacy for Mayor

Ronnie Crudup, Jr. threw his hat in the ring today as he tries to become the next Mayor of Jackson.  Mr. Crudup is the son of Bishop Ronnie Crudup, Sr..  Mr. Crudup works at his father's church, New Horizon Ministries.  Mr. Crudup graduated from Murrah High School and Belhaven University.  The press conference was held on Greenville Drive in South Jackson. The short video of the press conference.  He took questions from the media after he finished his announcement. 

Hmmm.... Antar is running, Cruddup is running.  We need Melvin to run.  Three Juniors in one race. 


Spots Significant PR Error.. said...

While it may, to some, signal the welcoming of inclusion and diversity, positioning a few white folk in these photo ops is off-putting to the crowd who will actually make the election decision.

The immediate thought is 'Harrummpff; He done sold out!"

Anonymous said...

Tokenism is only relevant if the tokens are black.

Anonymous said...

Another incompetent bozo trying to run the clown show.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, folks Jackson days are over it is time to move on. Only question is where to move. Unless there is a job or family in metro area, move far, far away right now.

Anonymous said...

Do any of you out there doubt his honest? Is there any reason or indication of hanging with the greedy crowd? How old is he?

Anonymous said...

Good grief 7:12. What is wrong with a few white people in the crowd? I just do not understand why that should make a difference. How does that make Crudup a "sell out". Are you one of these who want a "chocolate city"? Thought that was the Lumumba crowd.

Anonymous said...

Have it on good information that the Russians are already efforting to hack this mayoral election. Now that Connie is gone Putin is confident he can get the other dupes to drop their guard. Assange has already been alerted. Stay tuned.

Samuel Begley said...

Thanks for covering and posting Mr.Crudup's announcement. I think he did a good job. I look forward to learning more about the activities and projects he has immersed himself in as a South Jackson stakeholder. It's good to know that he and his family are deeply rooted in Jackson. I am glad you asked him about Lee Vance, who is well regarded.

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Anonymous said...

I'm white and a neighbor of Ronnie Crudup. He is good and honest and believe me he puts God and his family first. He comes from a good family- his uncle is Senator Hillman Frazier, who we all know has been a fair and even tempered state senator. Ronnie really cares about the city of Jackson - we need someone who will get in that office and offer something for everyone - both black and white. We don't need one that chases a skirt or is looking to pad his own pocket. We need someone with a vision, with fresh new ideas! My wife and I have often talked about moving to Brandon, but I feel a breath of fresh air coming I way. Let's get behind Ronnie and help move Jackson forward instead of backward!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 12:03, we need some personal accounts to help know who is significant enough to watch. There are some on this blog who will post negative every day, all day if the matter concerns Jackson at all. Has Mr.Crudup ever worked other than for New Horizons?

Anonymous said...

Niknar wannabe? Where is that grain of salt?

Anonymous said...

I once knew a really, REALLY tacky guy, from a family who were living illustrations of why we should not allow immigration from a certain part of the world (even if they're Christians...). Anyway, he was SO proud of having gone to Vegas, and having paid way too many thousands, for a "fine painting", featuring Sammy Davis JUNIOR, Frank Sinatra JUNIOR, and some other horrible lounge-act singer (also a JUNIOR), whose name escapes me (was Wayne Newton a 'junior'?). It was a "fine painting", because it had multiple famous lounge singers, each under a different spotlight, crooning into microphones (against a black background, with lots of that heavy texture you see on cheap paintings, vital for letting you know they're "real oil paintings"). Having three JUNIORS made it a way finer painting than a painting with just one junior. That's how you can judge the fineness of a painting: by the number of famous persons portrayed therein (A member of that person's extended family once "shared" with me, that the way you could tell a fine blazer from a cheap one, was by counting the number of buttons on the sleeves. He took one look at the single button on the sleeve of my Silk & Linen Luciano Barbera hacking jacket, and unctuously counseled me that it wasn't "good".).

But truly, this is wonderful! I want my own 'THREE JUNIORS Jackson MayorITORIAL Race, Limited Edition Commemorative Plate'. Another idea, at an even better price point, would be a 'Three Juniors Mayoritorial Fan'. Those come in so handy, for church and funerals. And, like commemorative plates, they look nice, hanging on the wall, behind the big-screen TV.

Anonymous said...

Do you have to have any intelligence to run this town?

A preacher man is not the answer.

Little Chuckie is an idiot.

John H isn't as dumb...he just doesn't care....its all about him.

Tony Y just wants to unzip his fly.

Is there one intelligent black man who wants to run Jackson?

Melvin, Jr? Hello?

Spots Significant PR Error.. said...

For the slow reader at 9:24; It is not I who finds something wrong with the salt in the pepper picture or feels Crudie is a sellout. As I said in the post, it is those who will be electing the mayor who will reach that conclusion.

Inquiring Minds... said...

So, Mr. Neighbor, what does it mean when Kingfish says that he 'works for his father at the church'? I'm not being negative when I ask that question. Is he a lay-minister, a custodian, a bookkeeper, maintenance man? What is his occupation if you know? Or is he simply 'on the payroll'?

Anonymous said...

I believe there are other cities with New Horizon Churches, Jackson is the home Church. Somewhere I read that Ronnie Crudup, Jr. is the Administrator of this Church. They had done economic development on the hill where Sac 'n Save was located and I believe they revitalized the old Sam's location. Not really up on all of this but I do know that New Horizon supported charter schools. If there are 3,500 members then there is real work that must be done.

Anonymous said...

So, 7:07, you read the church bulletin. Now come back and tell us what specifically Mr.Crudup does or has done. Where's the resume?

So, you read somewhere that 'he's the administrator'. And, wait....they 'did economic development'. Please elaborate.

I believe you are on the verge of suggesting that he's a 'community organizer'.

Anonymous said...

No matter who wins, it's only rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

To 8:00 PM, I believe you could say that all business administrators, hospital administrators, etc. are community organizers. If they aren't good organizers then they won't be good administrators.

Selection Committee Culls Resumes.. said...

Nice try 11:17; but, a 'community organizer' is an activist, a neighborhood agitator, one who whips folk into a frenzie and then sits in the bleachers and watches them march. You know, you all elected one president twice recently.

Seriously though, I'm sure Crudie's people read this blog and would like for them to tell him the city deserves to see a resume.

Anonymous said...

I can only speak from what I know about Ronnie Jr. He is dedicated the city. If you need proof, talk to the numerous single mothers that he has taken their sons under his wing and mentored (successfully, I would add). Next, research the I-58 project - New Horizon Ministries. I cannot say that I am a friend of Ronnie, however I have watched him do some outstanding things in south Jackson with little/no recognition, which seemed to be fine with him. I know it takes more than passion and a heart for the city to be the mayor, but I think if one would dig a little deeper they would see that Ronnie has the ability to get good things done.

Anonymous said...

I understand about being dedicated to the city and doing outstanding things but let's don't be stupid about this---Jackson needs a qualified proven business man with brass balls that can get things done and I do not believe there is such a person in the black community. Andrew Mattice, Jimmy Barksdale or even num nuts Buster Bailey could fill those shoes. The black folks had better realize that without "WHITIE" Jackson will continue to fall. WAKE UP FOLKS !!!!

Kingfish said...

Gibbs could. Either one of them.

I Can't Know What's Best For Them Cause I Ain't Them.. said...

10:55; I'm not at all sure that your (and mine) definition of 'continue to fail' has any relationship with the definition held by most of 'the black community'. Too many of them are just fine with the situation WE define as failure (you and I).

You and I were never black and, therefore, were never 'down with the struggle'. So, we do not have the ability to define failure as relates to the population of Jackson.

If a majority of the citizens of Jackson wanted major change, wanted improvements, wanted jobs, wanted better government, wanted industrial development and a 'thriving' (as defined by you and me) community, they would go about making it happen. Through elections.

Anonymous said...

Gibbs Who?

Anonymous said...

those white folks go to New Horizon

Cliff Sommers said...

Just what we DON'T need - another flaming religious wacko. No thanks - I'm voting for attorney Chokwe Lumumba, the ONLY candiodate in this crowded race worth voting FOR!

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