Despite the Senate's inaction, Black Voters Matter and allied organizations continue to caravan through the south to Washington, D.C., raising awareness around voting rights, election reform, and D.C. statehood.

Chokwe Antar Lumumba, 34, is a defense attorney and son of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who became mayor of Jackson in 2013, but tragically died just 8 months after taking office. The elder Lumumba was a member of the Republic of New Afrika, a social movement steeped in Black Nationalism.

Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba, 31, lost his bid to replace his late father, revolutionary human rights attorney Chokwe Lumumba, as mayor of Jackson, MS to Tony Yarber, 36, in a closely watched mayoral run-off election that found Lumumba trailing throughout the evening. The final count: Lumumba (17,545–46 %); Yarber (20,463–54%). RELATED: Lumumba, Yarber Head To Run-Off […]