Chokwe Lumumba

Chokwe Lumumba

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 […]

Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba will take on Councilman Tony Yarber in an April 22 run-off election to decide who will be the next mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, reports WAPT.com. With both candidates leading a packed field of 13 mayoral hopefuls, both Lumumba and Yarber closed the special election with 31 percent of the vote, at […]

In an appearance on Arsenio, Mississippi Hip-Hop artist David Banner delivered a brief, yet powerful Spoken Word piece that tackled racism and self-hatred in the Black community. After saying “Rest in peace” to late Jackson, Miss. mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who was laid to rest Saturday morning, Banner talked about the original humans being Black, European beauty […]

Hinds County, Miss. supervisor Kenny Stokes believes that late Jackson mayor Chokwe Lumumba was assassinated and he wants an autopsy performed to rule out foul play, reports the Clarion-Ledger. RELATED: Former Lawyer For Tupac, Assata Shakur Wins Miss. Mayoral Primary Race UPDATED: Chokwe Lumumba: Radical New Mayor Of Jackson, MS Dies At 66 [VIDEO] Lumumba, […]

Watch the live stream of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s Homegoing Celebration below or click here. Watch live streaming video from cprmetro at livestream.com UPDATE: 3/7/14, 7:10 A.M. EST From WAPT: The funeral service [for late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba], which will be shown live at 11 a.m. Saturday on WAPT.com, on WAPT’s second digital channel, 16.2 (Comcast channel […]

It’s been a long time coming, but change is coming to Mississippi. Former Ward 2 Councilman and Chokwe Lumumba, 65, (pronounced SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah) is the winner of the mayoral primary runoff election in Jackson, Miss., reports WAPT.com. Lumumba defeated business Jonathan Lee, 35, 54 percent to 46 percent with 100 percent of the vote reporting. […]