Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Congratulations to Chokwe Lumumba, Jr.

Note: Click here to see the precinct results.

Congratulations to Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Jr.  He came, he saw, he kicked ass.  Voters wanted a change and said so last night.  He lost three years ago but instead of quitting, he got tough.  He wanted the job more, he worked his butt off, and was willing to do what it took to win.  Never underestimate a ground game in local politics.  He won the race fair and square last night.  It's now his turn to show what he can do and if he can indeed revive Jackson.   Congratulations to Mr. Lumumba. 

Here are the final vote tallies from last night.






42 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not over yet. Let's see all the NE Jackson money in the general.

Anonymous said...

There you go again 9:56. The Democratic primary is the ballgame in Jackson. Please catch up.

Anonymous said...

The good ting is that even with incumbancy and name recognition, or perversely due to it, Yarber got only 5%!

Anonymous said...

Lordy, Bruce Burton just keeps trying, doesn't he?

Anonymous said...

Don't live in Hinds county - But watched the outcome and campaigns of a few of those in the election.
Honestly do wish for a better Jackson and the area of concerns.
Wishing the best for the community and citizens there.

Anonymous said...

Wait, what -- isn't there a race versus a Republican candidate? I know Lumumba's election is a foregone conclusion, but we at least need to act as if the Republicans have a chance...maybe we can get the Russians involved.

Anonymous said...

Cooperation Jackson:

Comprehensive Composting. We want to encourage the City of Jackson to create a comprehensive composting program that gathers all of the organic refuse produced by households, businesses and civil institutions and include the requisite public education necessary to encourage individuals, families, businesses and institutions to participate and to adhere to all of the necessary sanitary standards.

Composting. Jackkushistan's economic watershed moment!

Plain ol' Catfish said...

Congrats to Antar

But pay attention - Just like Harvey, just like Tony - you are replaceable! Don't f*ck up! Get'er done!

Anonymous said...


To late for me and my family---we moved our home and business to Rankin County back in November of 2016. I lived in Belhaven 25+ years and my office was on Capitol Street for 30+ years. I am not sorry I moved but I do wish the new mayor and Jackson the very best.

It's your time now Mayor, make the best of it.

Anonymous said...

I left jackson last year but still have good friends and great memories there. I hope the best for it! I would rather have black folks that think for themselves like the Lumamabas rather than the typical run of the mill democrat just waiting on more handouts from the white man. For this reason, I am glad Chokwe won and hope he can do well for my old home city.

Anonymous said...

I did hear Antar say in a speech for those who might be afraid of his name, which he admitted could be "scary" for many, that it is a Christian African name. Hope he can govern with such sensitivity. And may he learn from the evident mistakes of his predecessor who appeared to be solely into grabbing and groping either money or T&A as our Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Forced redistribution are handouts by another name.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to seeing his name on the sign at the airport - "Welcome, from Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor".

I'm sure visitors to our once-fair city will think they've landed in Nairobi.

Anonymous said...

Can't handle names beyond John, Mary Elizabeth, or Frank. Nice. Chokwe isn't even a Kenyan name...do better with your "insults."

You all should be praying/hoping for the success of our capital city - regardless of who is elected to lead it. Instead you keyboard gangsters are clowning people's names and predicting doom. What delights.

Anonymous said...

1:52. Nairobi? 6.5 Million People in their metro area. You do get that Nairobi is one of the top 4/5 financial capitols of Africa? The city has about a 300 million USD budget. We would be so fortunate to be living in Nairobi!

Africa isn't like those old Tarzan movies. You might want to at least use Wikipedia once and a while.

Anonymous said...

1:52,

Better hope that there is a new Board at the airport.

Anonymous said...

People 'wanted a change alright'. A change in the management of the Jackson City Hall Employment Office. Nothing will change but the scowling faces behind the counters who will quickly reach for the 'next window' sign.

Anonymous said...

Jackson seems more and more irrelevant with the growth in Pearl, Flowood, Ridgeland, Madison.

Anonymous said...

Calm down, the Airport has seen this name before. Maybe they can recycle the letters from his father's signage (may he rest in peace).

Anonymous said...

2:39, what airport?? Delta might as well just start parachuting passengers on their way to NOLA or ATL as they fly over Jackson. I'm just happy that Trump hasn't instituted Jackson as a no-fly zone yet....

Anonymous said...

That poor Jackson statue's days are numbered. It will be replaced with Malcolm X or Enoch Sanders before long.

Anonymous said...

@2:!7pm.... You do know what the budget of Jackson is don't you? It alone must put us in the Top five in Africa. Combine that with JPS and we may rival the top 2 by your post? Sad when one dumb poster is trolled by another.

Anonymous said...

I listened to Antra acceptance speech. He said he will help south Jackson by taxing North Jackson mo better.

Anonymous said...

Time for North East Jackson to pay their fair share plus.

Anonymous said...

People in the suburbs think they don't live in Mississippi. It won't be long and the whole state will be Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Will be fun to watch BabyChok turn the $13-$14 million annually in special sales tax collections water into $500,000,000 of infrastructure wine.

Remember, when BabyChok walks on water, YOU walk on water too.

Anonymous said...

Sylvester Croom: "Winston Churchill say..."
Antar Lumumba : "Conventional wisdom say..."

Is subject-verb agreement taught in schools?

Jackson Fascist Press said...

DonnerKay: ... it [Lumumba primary victory] was probably the most diverse "unity" vote we've ever seen ...

Belhaven Precincts 8 & 9

BabyChok = 16.02% of total Belhaven vote

Virgi = 93.68% of total Belhaven vote

Shoots that bullshit of yours Ladd all to hell.

Anonymous said...

4:26. You are incorrect. Not sure if it's stupidity, lack of comprehension, both, or you are just a liar. He said that unless south Jackson thrives, then north jackson will be left to pick up the tax burden. What he actually said is a true statement. He also lives in north east jackson.

Anonymous said...

@5:47 PM Jimmy Giles did nearly as well in Belhaven in '04 & '06 as Antar did yesterday. LOL

Anonymous said...

Donna Ladd just makes shit up to fit her narrative.

Anonymous said...

Who will be the PO PO Chief? Who will be the head of the 'Official Little Chokwe Office Of Employment and Family Entitlement'?

Anonymous said...

OK, since no one else has commented, and I seriously doubt either the original commenter or many other people have personal experience, I will comment. For whatever people want to make of it, most of sub-Saharan Africa is now a dangerous cesspool, even in major cities in South Africa like Johannesburg. Mostly for white people, but also for blacks with no local connection as well. If you think it is safe and peaceful, get your ass on plane and prove me wrong. If I had to guess, I'd guess that this Lumumba would shit his drawers and bawl for his momma if he had to face one-tenth of what his namesake faced (regardless of your feelings about the original's politics). Truth be told, I'd bet this Lumumba wannabe would do the same if he was suddenly deposited anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't just a good ground game.
If you clicked on any " cute animal" site video on Facebook, you got an effective,polished ad from Lumumba about his can do attitude in fixing Jackson's infrastructure.
He also improved his image in attire and manner of communication...lots less " showy".
Even though I did not vote for him and have grave misgivings , I can't help but think he was by far the smartest candidate even if all he did was find someone to strategically run his campaign and had the sense to listen to whomever it was.
So he's smart enough to run government and get things done. I hope that means some good will come of his time in office if he is committed to infrastructure solutions.

Anonymous said...

That diverse unity vote will result in approximately zero white people in positions of power under Antar.

Kingfish said...

Couldn't be any blacker than the incumbent's admin. Chokwe Sr. Hired and appointed more whites.

Anonymous said...

Hopeful they leave the Po Po chief alone........perhaps the new Mayor could take a look at the catch and release program going on in our courts.

Anonymous said...

....perhaps the new Mayor could take a look at the catch and release program going on in our courts.

Unlikely because that would draw attention to Shuler-Smith.

Anonymous said...

We moved out of Lake Trace to Madison early in the new century. My business, however, is still in Jackson. I, too, have misgivings about Baby Chock, BUT, I came across one small sign of hope on election day. I was working at a client’s office, a white guy with a business in Jackson, and he told me that Mr. Lumumba came to see him in person and ask for his input about what could be done to improve [a certain aspect] of city services. At least the guy was asking. I wish for nothing but the best for Jackson.

On a slightly different note—apparently corruption and theft in city government are rampant: theft of city property, personal work on city time, no show jobs, no accountability, little supervision of employees, lack of efficiency, lack of ethics and morals, etc. This might be a good place to start draining the swamp. If Mr. Lumumba would just fire fifty or so City employees I bet it would make the rest of the crew wake-up and take notice. Even if ten were let go for failure to perform their assigned duties, it would, at least (maybe?) get the attention of the rest.

Anonymous said...

I for one welcome our new Lumumba overlords.

Anonymous said...

Word on the skreet has it that Rudy is already spending five hours a day in Dale Danks' tanning booth and has hired Marty Wiseman to coach him up on filling out city applications.

Anonymous said...

10:55am, is that you Kent Brockman?

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