Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Election night.

It's now official: Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Jr.  Richard White kicked butt in Byram.  The Florence Mayor went down in defeat.  Jake Windham won by a huge landslide in Pearl. Down in Hattiesburg, long-time Mayor Johnny Dupree lost decisively by nearly two thousand votes to State Representative Toby Barker.  Fire away in the comments. 

37 comments:

RLTW said...

Much more informative than MSNEWSMEOW. Click on their election link and get three Jacktown results and four Clinkton ones. Where's the coast, Florence, Hattie, or Pee-earl for that matter...?

Anonymous said...

Black Power Takes Root in the Heart of Dixie

When Antar takes office, he will face a hostile white business elite and a Republican-controlled state legislature that will try to stymie him at every turn. Akuno is one of Antar’s closest advisors.
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AKUNO: We want to continue drawing from eclectic sources of inspiration — the Mondragon worker cooperatives in Spain, the Zapatistas, cooperatives in the South going back 200 years in the Black community, [cooperative] projects in the early days of Tanzania, Algeria, Guyana.
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AKUNO: The Jackson People’s Assembly is the dominant accountability mechanism.
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AKUNO: The primary force of opposition against us is the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is dominated by white businessmen, almost none of whom live in Jackson proper. They live in the white suburbs that were constructed to accommodate white flight.
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AKUNO: The Chamber is not making idle threats. They have concrete plans to gentrify the city, to displace the Black working class, because if they can change the population dynamics they can eliminate the possibility of a radical like Chokwe Antar from being elected.

Anonymous said...

People care far more about college football. Ole Miss cheated. No they didn't.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish,
Akuno needs to know many of these Jackson metro chamber members live in the city of Jackson. He also claims Neel Schaffer is a suburb owned business. They live in NE Jackson.

Anonymous said...

if having crime go down drastically takes an ultra liberal like this as mayor bring on all the co-ops. it's worth it.

but reality then sets in...

Anonymous said...

Foote got 61% in Ward 1. Is the ward changing that fast or do people really like the guy who ran against him?

Anonymous said...

25,000 people voted in the city of Jackson for this election. That is sad.

NOW INSIDE Jackson City Hall said...

AKUNO, February 2017:

Akuno stated frankly that the State will assassinate our leaders or do even worse than that.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kirby Arinder, your 15 minutes is up... better move to Hattiesburg or look for a new job.

Anonymous said...

I heard the new mayor and crowd chanting "Free the land by any means necessary!" Just do a little research. http://m.msnewsnow.com/msnewsnow/db/345489/content/S9nP7dy5/gallery

It's within the first minute of the video.

Anonymous said...

Foote got 61% in Ward 1. Is the ward changing that fast or do people really like the guy who ran against him?

Changing fast........

Anonymous said...

Will the new mayor in Pearl keep Chief Sarrett & Picu around or give some of the dedicated officers a chance?

The roads continue to deteriorate said...

Agenda for The Big Payback

First order of business - incredibly expensive inauguration and throwdown in which socialists from New York City and radicals from other parts are given their due and line up to kiss the ring.

Second order of business - identify all Confederate monuments/references within the city and mark them for elimination and replacement with statues of civil rights/social justice figures. Seize Robert E. Lee Building through eminent domain and rename it the Chokwe Lumumba Tower.

Third order of business - rename the city from Jackson (after slave owner/war monger/white supremacist Andrew Jackson) to something more befitting, like Everstown.

Fourth order of business - designate Everstown a sanctuary city and invite all undocumented people of color to find protection downtown. Appropriate Landmark Center (soon to be known as Chokwe's Corner) and make it a city funded refugee center with driver's license and voter registration services in the atrium.

Fifth order of business - plan "Social Justice Sundays" program, where a social justice warrior will speak in The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Gardens (formerly Smith Park) each week. (Note: try to get Reality Winner as a speaker!!!)

Not on the agenda - crumbling roads, deteriorating water system, city budget deficit

Anonymous said...

Does it seem strange to anyone else that the writer of the article in the link above suggest that the way for Jackson to move forward is is to turn all available land into farms where people can subsist by growing crops. Isn't that kind of like share cropping?

I can't wait to see Chok send Kenny out to the fields to pick butter beans

Justice for Trayvon said...

Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Jr. I like the sound of that!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jackson,

It is official, you are fucked! leave now those of you that have any sense- Black, White, Asian or Hispanics- it does not matter. Run for your proverbial lives.

Meanwhile, unemployment is at an all-time low in Rankin and Madison counties.

Anonymous said...

7:32,
Seems that most people in NE Jackson didn't vote yesterday as I was #82 voting at Casey elementary around 2pm... turnout was dismal. Also, Ashby Foote didn't campaign what so ever. That's his fault I found it completely odd.

Anonymous said...

Ashby Foote didn't campaign what so ever.

[AND] despite not doing so, per you, still raked in 60% of the vote. How odd.

Anonymous said...

Well...that didn't take long! Our new Mayor just had the road re=paved on Ridgewood Road right in front of his office! 4 big ass trucks loading asphalt and getting to work! Forget the rest of Ridgewood Road that needs it!

Anonymous said...

10:15 nice try. They have been working on Ridgewood road from Old Canton to Adkins for several days.

8:37 I would’ve voted for you until that last statement. Medgarson, Mississippi sounds better.

Anonymous said...

Hear that he's setting up the LeFleur East composting station first.

Anonymous said...

My contract is up at the end of September and I'm happy to be getting the hell out of the Jackson area -- this place is doomed for failure.

Kingfish said...

Sales Tax Commission approved the project last year. It and Briarwood were the last two projects on a list of seven major roads that were getting a new surface. They repaved Ridgewood north of Old Canton Road over the last few weeks. Nice try.

Anonymous said...

heard a new chief for Pearl is already in the making.

Anonymous said...

Ashby Foote was lucky he didn't have a primary opponent. The district is changing, but he isn't well known outside his corner of Eastover and he certainly doesn't come across as someone who's working hard for the district (even Whitwell came across this way). Foote has a job no one wants, but I would imagine this will be his last term.

Anonymous said...

This is the same crazy, unhinged paranoia that accompanied the election of his father a few years ago. The first Mayor Lumumba was well on his way to doing some good things like activating the Sales Tax Commission and building racial bridges when he died. Instead of spouting tin-hat, worst-case-scenario predictions, why not give the new mayor a chance? Just because you have one or two radical advisors doesn't mean their word is policy. That will come from the Mayor. I can see the new mayor taking down the state flag, but I highly doubt they will seriously seek to rename the city. BTW, I am a white, NE Jackson Republican, and I didn't vote for the new mayor or his dad.

Anonymous said...

11:47, the real question is "Who killt da mayah?"

Anonymous said...

Ashby doesn't live in Eastover.

Anonymous said...

BTW, I am a white, NE Jackson Republican, and I didn't vote for the new mayor or his dad.

So what? How is that germane?

Only The Beginning said...

This is the same crazy, unhinged paranoia that accompanied the election of his father a few years ago. The first Mayor Lumumba was well on his way to doing some good things like activating the Sales Tax Commission and building racial bridges when he died. Instead of spouting tin-hat, worst-case-scenario predictions, why not give the new mayor a chance? Just because you have one or two radical advisors doesn't mean their word is policy. That will come from the Mayor. I can see the new mayor taking down the state flag, but I highly doubt they will seriously seek to rename the city. BTW, I am a white, NE Jackson Republican, and I didn't vote for the new mayor or his dad.

I'm sure you and your, how do you say it...White Northeast Jackson Republican friends...would be ecstatic if the roles were reversed.

I'm sure you all would have the same "don't worry" attitude if a new white mayor of Pearl or Ridgeland or Madison or Clinton was elected and his election was celebrated by radicals and right-wing publications with headlines like, "White Power Takes Root in the Heart of Dixie" or "The Big Payback".

I'm sure you'd tell people to calm down if that guy enlisted an angry white guy who had publicly entreated people to "take back the land by any means necessary" and stated that black business owners are the opposition and black people will assassinate "our" leaders or worse.

I'm sure you'd turn a blind eye to his father's radical separatist politics and associations with people who view those of another race as the enemy.

Yeah, Rome is burning and the citizens just passed out gasoline. Let's go take fiddle lessons.

Anonymous said...

11:47

Either your head is buried in the sand, you look to gain from a progressive city or you are just ignorant.

"Progressive" sounds nice and hip, doesn't it? It's nearly as old as the Republic and is just another form of corruptive governing. Lumumba stated that he will make Jackson the most Progressive city in the nation. Benny Thompson is a progressive. Brrnie Sanders is a progressive. In fact, you can find few politicians who are not Progressive. It just depends on their government-based ideology. The Lumumbas' are based in taking over local governments and creating a new Black Utopia. It's social justice, you understand.

I pray, one day before I pass, that I see a majority of black folk de-yolk themselves from the Progressives and Democrats and look to be free individuals, part of a free society that asks "what is the government doing that is unnecessary" instead of "what can we get the government to do for us/me".

Anonymous said...

Lumumba is not nearly as radical as the far right wing fringe that has taken over the GOP in this state.

Anonymous said...

I moved from Madison to Kenny Stokes Ward. I'm down with the struggle

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the mayor of Florence was defeated. She's scum.

RLTW said...

@ 12:13...What in da hell do da damn Germans have to do with it?

Anonymous said...

6/7 @ 10:02pm, the current Mayor of Florence is a fine lady. If you are upset with her, she probably would not agree to something that would have been illegal, immoral, or not in the best interest of Florence.

Anonymous said...

Just don't trust Pam Clark with your money.

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