Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sweet jumps in

Dennis Sweet IV just issued this press release:

Dennis C. Sweet IV Announces Bid for Ward 6 Council Seat

JACKSON (MS)- Local lawyer Dennis C. Sweet IV wants to put his experience as an attorney, work in the community and family roots to work as The City of Jackson’s Ward 6 Councilman.  As a resident of the area, Sweet sees many opportunities for growth, change and community revitalization. 

He is focused on being “Invested in the Community, Dedicated to Progress.”  Sweet is a practicing attorney at Sweet and Associates Law Firm in downtown Jackson.  As an attorney, he says the fight to secure justice for everyday people is one he wants to take on in Ward 6. 

“As a homeowner in South Jackson, I know what we need.  We want streets without potholes, neighborhoods that are safe, businesses we can walk to and opportunities for our children,” Sweet said. “As Ward 6 Councilman, I will be focused on securing things for residents that improve their daily lives.  When we work together this way, all of Jackson benefits.”

Sweet looks to his family’s business background and their collective spirit of service for support.  His father, Dennis C. Sweet III is an attorney in Jackson who has also served in the Mississippi State Legislature.   His roots in the area are much deeper than that.  “My great-grandmother, Carrie Sweet, ran a grocery store and cafĂ© near what is now Jackson State University,” Sweet said.  “Her hard work resulted in better lives for all of us and generations later we are still in this community, giving back and hoping we can make a difference.”  

Dennis C. Sweet IV earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tougaloo College; a Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and a Master of Laws from The George Washington University School of Law.   In addition to practicing law, he is also an Adjunct Professor at Tougaloo College and is actively involved in the Reuben V. Anderson Pre-Law Society where he mentors and advises students.  Dennis also works with at-risk youth and is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He is a proud father of an 11-year-old daughter Sydney.
The special election for the Ward 6 Council seat is June 17, 2014.

WHAT: Dennis Sweet IV Announces Candidacy for Jackson’s Ward 6 City Council Seat
WHEN: Friday, May 8th 2014 10:00 am
WHERE: Pearl’s Restaurant, located at 3505 Terry Road #205 Jackson, MS 39212
Edge of Infinity Media, Eric Walker Spokesperson, 601-951-9377


Anonymous said...

Just what JTown needs. Another councilman missing 40% of the meetings due to 'other commitments'. Stokes held the record, now this.

Anonymous said...

Despite the face that TSU's law school is named for an esteemed Supreme Court justice, they sure do turn out some shitty lawyers, don't they? At least LaRita and Octavian passed the bar, Kenneth didn't or never took it, and all three don't or can't practice the law. Maybe that needs to be vetting process #1 in city government hires: Did you go to Thurgood Marshall? Pass.

Anonymous said...

Will be interesting to learn which address Young Sweet is using to establish his Ward 6 residence.

Anonymous said...

The subject here went to George Washington Univ. for futher study in the law-- so he did well didn't he?

The members of the council are considered part-time. Margaret certainly does. Stamps is more energetic than most of them. Priester had a lengthy phone call before the council meeting could start earlier this week. He might have been on city business but the meeting had to wait on him.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the author of this blog attend and maybe even graduate from law school only to not practice law and instead pretend to be a reporter and start a blog???

Kingfish said...

Yup. Very penetrating observation. Rack him.

Anonymous said...

Isn't 9:54 AM a NAMBLA supporter??? Or am I confusing that anonymous nobody with some other anonymous boob???

Anonymous said...

I think I will back Hendrix. I have a love-hate relationship with part-time politicians. He will put more into the job than Sweet.

Anonymous said...

10:05, please, what is it about 9:54's post that would make you think he's a NAMBLA supporter? Boy, if that ain't a 'Brand Family' smear tactic, I ain't never seen one.

Anonymous said...

There's an article on WLBT's website today about Daniel Sweet of Rankin County, the son of Dennis Sweet and Kimberly Noel Sweet, winning a state award in Florida. And the Rankin County land roll shows property owned by them on Fannin Landing Circle. Shouldn't he live in Hinds County to qualify to run for this position?

Anonymous said...

@9:12 That would be Dennis Sweet III, who is Dennis IV's father

Anonymous said...

@9:12 That would be Dennis Sweet III, the father of Dennis IV

Anonymous said...

@9:12.......He lives around the Wingfield School area..........His father lives on Fannin Landing Cir.

Unknown said...

He's using his OWN address to run for office! Please, do your research before makes you look silly.

Anonymous said...

The J F P article on the announcement calls him a Lumumba candidate.lumumba fellow traveller Cynthia Newhall and lumumba finance director Barry Howard of Madison are in the photo,both wearing campaign t shirts.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully someone will ask him about his position on the Kush plan. Seriously. If he is a Lumumba proxy then he needs to be fully vetted. The lap dog JFP won't do it. Because I suspect we are about to find out alot as to what went on behind the scenes in the Lumumba administration to abuse city resources and money pushing the Kush plan and it won't be pretty.

Anonymous said...

1:16, if so, that suggests they are all part of the Republic of New Afrika ("By any means necessary...")tribe.
They do not hide their intentions, so why should others who will stop this hide theirs?
Stand up!
Listen to truth, not lies. The truth exposes...

Anonymous said...

@1:16 and @9:03 The Sweet family has been Catholic for years. So you don't have that to worry about.

Anonymous said...

WHAT? We don't have to worry about Catholics? Tell it to the alter boys.

Anonymous said...

12:17, what does being Catholic have to do with it? According to JFP "Before shedding his given name of Edwin Taliaferro, Lumumba was baptized Catholic."
He said he now attends the Word and Worship Christian Church. So?

If he is a "fellow traveler" of Lumumba then he sees the RNA pie-in-the-sky dream as a goal.
I wonder if the Lumumba family still owns the land purchased for the RNA?
JFP wrote- "During the 1970s, Lumumba went to law school and became a founding member of a group whose main goal was to obtain land for an autonomous nation in the southeastern United States for black people. As part of the organization, Lumumba helped purchase the first parcel of land near Jackson for the nation-state that would become the home for the Republic of New Afrika, or RNA, to be situated in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina."

Anonymous said...

The confederate separatists wanted their own little kush, but the union won in four bloody years. It is a legal question as to the constitutionality of separating from the union. It would be another civil war should that occur especially if the kush nation left a deal on the table for remaining in the union. The South wanted to be reimbursed for the slaves that would be freed and the kush nation would like a settlement for their abuse and damages related to slavery. That settlement is called reparations. Some confederate states have apologized for slavery, but none have paid damages.

Anonymous said...

One step forward, 8 steps backward. Sweet does NOT need to be elected.

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