Black Positive People : Black Power goes mainstream: Chokwe Lumumba now Mayor of Jackson, MS

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  1. Knowledge Seed

    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just days before the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi, the city’s voters have elected longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney Chokwe Lumumba to become mayor. Describing himself as a "Fannie Lou Hamer Democrat," Lumumba surprised many political observers by winning the Democratic primary, despite being outspent five to one. He went on to easily win this week’s general election.

    Over the past four decades, Lumumba has been deeply involved in numerous political and legal campaigns. As an attorney, his clients have included former Black Panther Assata Shakur and the late hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. As a political organizer, Lumumba served for years as vice president of the Republic of New Afrika, an organization which advocated for "an independent predominantly black government" in the southeastern United States and reparations for slavery. He also helped found the National Black Human Rights Coalition and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. "People should take a note of Jackson, because we have suffered some of the worst kinds of abuses in history," Lumumba says. "But we’re about to make some advances and some strides in the development of human rights and the protection of human rights that I think have not been seen in other parts of the country."

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  2. RAPTOR

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    I heard the brotha in an interview. Almost made me interested in taking a gander at jackson, ms..

    Hopefully he is not a trojan horse.
     
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    Chokwe is a real, real Brother. I saw him at a Political Prisoner rally; also in Private Black Nationalist meetings. He's no trojan horse.
     
  4. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Exactly. You can even find news clips where he talks about how they are using the RNA nation building model in Jackson.
     
  5. Chinelo

    Chinelo Third Eye Is Always Open MEMBER

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    Any relation to Patrice.......;)
     
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    I don't think so. Lumumba is his adopted name.
     
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