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Civil Rights

From Patriots to Panthers, a New ‘Rainbow Coalition’

Imagine what would happen if someone wore a Confederate flag button with clasped black and white hands to a Trump or Black Lives Matter rally. Given what we have seen on the media, the person would likely be met with ...
  Dec. 7

Arts Film Books Art Theater

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Community Through Song

Jerry Jenkins wouldn't call himself a percussionist. The owner of Jackson-based Hasan Drums does play West African drums, including the djembe, and other instruments such as the 21-stringed kora, but his primary role is as a storyteller and promoter of ...
  Dec. 7

Music Music Listings Local Bands

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Hipster Hip-Hop

Although Jackson-based hip-hop artist Jewelee Wilson has only performed publicly as Yung Jewelz for about a year, entertaining audiences at venues such as Offbeat, Doc 36 Skatepark and Soul Wired Cafe, she says she has been making music all her ...
  Dec. 7


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Person of the Day

Robert Day

Robert Day, a local magician and balloon artist who was a regular entertainer at events such as Jubilee Jam, KidFest! Ridgeland and the Jackson Free Press' Best of Jackson parties, died of leukemia on Friday, Dec. 2. He was 58.
  Dec. 9