Monday, June 19, 2017

Lumumba campaign announces inaugural plans

Jackson Mayor-Elect Chokwe Lumumba, Jr. issued the following statement.


JACKSON INAUGURAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Friday, June 16, 2017—Celebrations for the 2017 Inauguration of Mayor-Elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson City Council members will begin on Friday, June 30, 2017 and continue through Monday, July 3, 2017. Festivities will include all Jacksonians and encompass the vision of “Jackson, Mississippi—A Leader for Change in the Global South.”

On Friday, June 30th, the Mayor-Elect and his committee will host an Inaugural Kick-off Celebration from 11am-3pm in Smith Park. This event will include live entertainment, free food, and family-friendly fun. The Kick-off is open to all Jackson residents. Admission is free.

Festivities will continue on Saturday, July 1st with Community Unity Celebrations in Vergy P. Middleton Park (Presidential Hills II) from 11am-2pm and Jamie Fowler Boyll Park (Lakeland Drive) from 3pm-7pm. These events are open to all Jackson residents.

On Sunday, July 2nd, Mayor-Elect Lumumba will host two more Community Unity Celebrations in Westside Park from 12pm-3pm and Battlefield Park from 3pm-6pm. These events are open to all Jackson residents.

On Monday, July 3rd, the Mayor-Elect will begin his term and the City’s new chapter with prayer at an Inaugural Prayer Breakfast to be held at 7:30am at Grace Inspirations Church (1110 Grand Ave). The Reverend Jimi Jones of Free Christian Ministries will preside over this worship service and other Jackson-area ministers will offer prayer and words of spiritual inspiration to attendees. This event is open to the public.

The Inaugural celebration will continue with the Oath of Office Ceremony at 11am at the Jackson Convention Complex. This event will be followed by a light reception in the same location. These events are open to the public as well.

The weekend will culminate with the City of Jackson Unity Ball to be held on Monday, July 3rd at 7pm also at the Jackson Convention Complex. This event is open to adults only.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

On Tuesday, July 4th, the Republic of New Afrika will hold its independence celebration at the City Hall.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor Elect recognizes state authority and the general government, however self determination is a more constitutional and Divine right. Like his dad, we can expect him to be a petitioner on behalf of the city at the statehouse.

Justice for Trayvon said...

God bless Chokwe! He will do a fine job and will be a great leader and inspiration for Jackson. Everyone need to just chill out and give him a chance. Let's see what his policies produce before ripping into him with your hateful retoric.

The statue of Andrew Jackson at City Hall said...

Damn. I hate moving.

Vanna White knee deep in poison ivy sorting through letters behind the airport sign said...

Somebody's got to buy an "A" before we can solve this puzzle.

Anonymous said...

@Justice for Trayvon
What about him wanting to make jackson the most radical city in the nation and having ties to the malcolm X movement? How would you feel if we elected a mayor who had ties to KKK? Im no right winger, but you can't be that hypocritical.

Anonymous said...

Everyone need to just chill out and give him a chance.

Nobody on his team, himself included, gave Yarber a chance and worked everyday to undermine Yarber at every turn. So please spare us your stupid rhetoric about providing chances.

Mayor Second Coming said clearly and often on the stump that there would be no learning curve with his administration so the buck for all of Jackson's problems lands squarely on his desk July 4th.

He also said REPEATEDLY during the campaign that he's going to leverage the (declining) special roads sales tax collection into a ready-to-use $500,000,000 for infrastructure repair and replacement.

Going to be enjoyable watching him eat that boast.

noel said...

11:04,

are you saying "chill out, chill out, chill out by any means necessary"?

Anonymous said...

Pompous much? Eight events befits a presidential or maybe a gubernatorial inauguration. I'm just disappointed a parade wasn't thrown in for good measure.

Kingfish said...

Jackson DOES need a radical change. Which radical way will this administration go? We will see.

Anonymous said...

"Jackson DOES need a radical change."

Yeah, like GENTRIFICATION and CAPITAL (MONEY)! There are too many poor and low-income folks living in the city that are unwilling to invest in themselves, their own communities, and the City of Jackson. Chokwe Antar Lumumba won't change a thing in Jackson. Like Yarber, he's just another Black leader making promises he cannot keep. Put your money where your mouth is Lumumba!

Anonymous said...

"Global South" is a PC euphemism for "Third World." While many might agree that Jackson and Mississippi are indeed Third World entities, it's not exactly something I would brag about.

Anonymous said...

I would like to hold a Unity celebration around the massive pothole that has been on the street in front of my house for the past year.

Anonymous said...

So in other words, He's having a "que" on the cities dime? No celebration at Parnham Bridges park on the new Other side of 55, the proverbial tracks.

Messick said...

"Community Unity"


Say, that rhymes!

Follow the Akuno Road said...

Same coterie of Cooperation Jackson sycophants and MXGM Kushniks will accompany him to all the events. He won't bother with white Jackson because white Jackson voted squarely against him in the primary. No amount of spin and happy talk makes that repudiation any less so. Lumumba ran a racially divisive campaign in a city that is only 15-18% white and won the divisive victory he sought.

Anonymous said...


All this talk of "Unity this" and "Unity that",

Can't wait to see how many whites he hires to work for the city! !

Anonymous said...

Again, I ask a simple question and for some random reason it fails to pass KF's rigid test. So I'll try again with no links, no name:

Who is paying for all of this?

Kingfish said...

Since you are hung up on how many whites are hired, you might want to see how many the current administration hired or appointed.

Anonymous said...

@2:09pm
Jamie Fowler Boyll Park is on the east side of I55. Also Antar lives on the east side of I55 so give it a rest.

Anonymous said...


Doesn't matter what 'Uncle Tony" did.


"Baby Chok" be in chaagge now...................

Chocklat Citie II said...

Meanwhile: Kingfish puts on his pimp hat and pretends to be a (temporary) member of the flock. These periodic claims of being racially sensitive with open-arms are more than apparent.

What Kingfish ought to be doing is asking why no white groups, individuals or 'white areas' are included in this 'all inclusive' coming out series of parties for the coronation.

Nothing is even predicted about who the 'surprise speakers' at these events will be, but I can betcho ass we can watch for it and it will show up in the media.

Anonymous said...

Based on his rhetoric, this will be the worst major Jackson has ever had, mark my word. He is already starting out wrong by spending money on an inauguration the city doesn't have. Free food for all? Sad...

Kingfish said...

Funds are privately raised.

Anonymous said...

The big question now is what does "RADICAL" mean to this administration. They are busy throwing out the word but not the definition. We all know it means different things to different people.

Anonymous said...


"I would like to hold a Unity celebration around the massive pothole that has been on the street in front of my house for the past year."
June 19, 2017 at 2:07 PM

You're thinking SMALL!

This is the Deification Ceremony/Living Apotheosis, for the new Supreme Ruler of Jackson-Kush. This demands a scale of ceremonies to include the sacrifice of virgins and such-as. The Sacrificial Well at Chichen Itza offers an appropriate precedent for the use of the (no-doubt cavernous) hole in front of your house.

Anonymous said...

ok, it's official. Justice for Trayvon is a parody account. Well done!

Anonymous said...

"Funds are privately raised".

Prove it! When one holds the city checkbook, who is going to know how much 'city money' is being spent? I'll tell you who. Nobody.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish made a good point - but while we are all about diversity NOW - makes you wonder how many of the WHITE Mayors in the surrounding suburbs have blacks working in THEIR administration? There is Madison, Ridgeland, Pearl, Brandon, Richland, Clinton, and Flora.

Kingfish do you mind seeing how many blacks work for the surrounding Mayors?

Because if they do have plenty of blacks working in administrative positions, then I think it is only fair to hold Antar accountable for having diversity in his administration as well.

Anonymous said...

I can tell you Brandon has a black guy that is over public works or some capacity thereof and I believe he came from the Jackson area if I am not mistaken. I've dealt with him only once but he was a super nice dude and didn't seem to have the Lumummba administration mentality.

Anonymous said...

If he can find banks or bond buyers will to invest in infrastructures, then go for it. What responsible person or entity could be fooled by these "investment" opportunities?

Anonymous said...

Nobody is holding Antar accountable for nothing. Please get a clue. We've just elected the Obama of Jackson and Antar's utter lack of experience, like Obama, will produce the same dismal results.

Anonymous said...

@ June 20, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Slow it down Archie Bunker. I bet your doctor's are white, lawyer is white, accountant is white. But your yard guy is a Mexican and you eat at E&L BBQ - because you automatically assume black people are not smart!?

Obama dismal!? You probably drink up the Trump Snake Oil too!?

What a freakin' idiot!? SMH

Anonymous said...

Madison's Planning and Zoning Department Director is a black female, daughter in law of noted Jackson racist Eric Stringfellow.

Georgia Peanuts said...

Tell us 9:05 what Obama actually accomplished. It is an extremely short list so it shouldn't take you too long to compile.

Trump may yet supplant him but right now Obama is easily the worst POTUS in the history of the Union.

Anonymous said...

Many of the same people who decry the media and "liberals" for pre-judging and criticizing Trump before his administration has a chance to start work are the same bozos who have already passed judgment on Antar before he has taken the oath of office. His job will be hard enough without people who WANT to see him and all black leaders fail throwing stones BEFORE he can enact policy.

Kingfish said...

Went to the Sales Tax Commission last week. I'll post the video later this week. The Mayor-Elect attended. Went very well. He was very professional and things ran much more smoothly.

It also helped that IMS wasn't around to screw things up.

Anonymous said...

Lord save us from people like 9:45 whose scope of history encompasses their own memory. My God! Did we survive Obama? We couldn't. He destroyed the country. Didn't he? Now Antar. We're doomed! Aren't we?

Anonymous said...

He has to play nice KF since he boasted he'll turn water into wine.

Anonymous said...


TO: 9:45----I am a republican and you have got that so wrong---George Bush is the worse President we ever had----Obama inherited all of his mistakes and didn't have the ability to put things right again. My business has not made a profit since 2008 but I'm not going to give up. Things will get better before they hit the fan again. GET READY !!!

Oliver Wendell Douglas said...

It's getting kind of late to plant and manage a community based garden, but if Kennuf can source some tomato plants and have his constituents plant them in the pot holes of Ward 3, Antar can claim bringing multiple "Hole Foods" to Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Leave it to the neanderthalic small thinkers like @9:05AM to reflexively misdirect a questioning of competence and demonstrable results to a matter of race. LMAO

Anonymous said...

My business has not made a profit since 2008 but I'm not going to give up.

Might be time to find a new source of income since you aren't suited to running a for-profit business. If you haven't made a profit since 2008 that is 100% ON YOU buddy.

P.S. There are any number of do-nothing non-profits in Jacktown who could use your expertise in futility management. You could even consider heading up a co-op.

Anonymous said...

lol at the new angle on Hole Foods.

Anonymous said...

One word we never heard one of the previous five Jackson mayors utter and the one you will not hear the 'to be coronated' one utter, is inclusive.

Anonymous said...

7:53 For over 100 hundred years prior to the five previous mayors "inclusive" meant encompassing all white folks. So what?

Anonymous said...

Many understand that those who are BEST QUALIFIED generally fill the role in the workplace.

9:05, however, will get one shot on the operating table with his expectations.

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