Monday, March 20, 2023

Mayor's Briefing

 Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is holding his regular press conference right now.  It is live-streamed below.  The press conference was relatively short.  Mayor Lumumba provided quick updates on the city's cleanup campaign and the Mayor's food drive contest.  More information about the contest is posted below. 

Mayor Lumumba issued the following press release about the contest: 

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is joining seven fellow mayors across the metro Jackson area to raise food items for the Mississippi food pantry Extra Table. The Mayor is asking residents to donate the food item he has been given - tuna - to several locations. Since Jackson is the largest city to participate in the food collection drive, the Mayor is optimistic residents will outgive other cities. 

The food drive is now underway and will extend to Friday, March 24.

Tuna can be dropped off at the following locations: 
  • Corner Market, 1220 E. Northside Drive 
  • Corner Market, 904 E. Fortification St.
  • Corner Market, 653 Duling Ave. 
  • Kroger - 4910 Interstate 55 North
  • JPD Precinct 4 - 4940 Old Canton Rd. 
  • JFD Fire Station 20 - 4445 Medgar Evers Blvd.
  • Fire Station 23 - 2640 Raymond Rd. 
  • Fire Station 28 - 611 Terry Rd. 
  • Walmart Supercenter, 2711 Greenway Drive (Off Highway 18)
  • Bully’s Restaurant, 3118 Livingston Road
  • WMPR Studio, 1018 Pecan Park Circle
 For more information, call City of Jackson Constituent Services at 601-960-2324, 601-540-0329, or visit


Anonymous said...

Do other mayors hold regular briefings?
Or do they just handle business?

Anonymous said...

Is that hair, or a football helmet?

Anonymous said...

I think he hit on something there. If everyone drove food instead of cars, Jackson would be so much safer

Anonymous said...

The mayor’s brinksmanship with the garbage collection contract won’t help the cleanup campaign. I fully expect him to allow trash pickup to cease— AGAIN- in another effort to force the city council to give Richard’s Disposal the contract.

Bank on it.

Anonymous said...

The apathy from residents is appalling.
If there has ever been a time to form picket lines at City Hall, its probably when your mayor is yet again ruining trash pick up like a toddler throwing a tantrum.

Anonymous said...

March 20, 2023 at 2:57 PM
I'll go one step further. I expect him to give them a "list" of just Richards and Garrett Socrates .

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear all about food collection.

Why not talk about the $13 million illegally written off water users/not water payers accounts? Why not explain how "promises made, promises kept" included breaking the law (and the constitution, which for lawyers like Antar sometimes needs to be explained, both have the same strength of legality.)

I guess its kinda like his whack-a-mole game he plays with Henifin; on one day, for certain purposes, Henifin is the czar and totally in charge; at other times, according to Antar, the "city" has not turned over control of the water department to Henifin; and on other occasions, its "we are working closely togethter". But - on this fiasco of announcing the supposed $20 million grant - its a circle jerk with everybody pointing fingers at the others.

Circle jerk is probalby the correct analogy for this bunch of clowns.

Anonymous said...

Tuna is a lotta smelly salty protein, but the drop-off is easier than the pick-up and the go-down.

"Smell like fish, look like stew, taste like Bar-Be-Que!" Supposedly a Ho cry, on and North of Colfax Ave, Denver, CO, 1950s-1960s.

Anonymous said...

So now it was Ted Henefin’s mistake and not the Mayor of the COJ @relief money. Still passing the buck and blaming others! What a piece of lies and crap!

Anonymous said...

Endless press conferences do not change the direction of Jackson (aka Titanic) sinking into the abyss of a city with no hope.

Anonymous said...

"I guess its kinda like his whack-a-mole game he plays with Henifin"

That's too funny but so true.
Thanks 6:09... for a good laugh!

Anonymous said...

Henifin should have known better than to pick up a snake.

Anonymous said...

@1:54, that's Tron and he's been separated from Flynn and Ram.

Anonymous said...

My takeaway: “Robust” is his new favorite word. He listens carefully to a select few people while on his little vanity tours, primarily to identify and rip off new words and trendy turns of phrases. He then repeats them ad nauseum, all while saying absolutely nothing. Is there anyone more insufferable than this megalomaniac?

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