Ko Bragg

Ko Bragg is a Philadelphia, Miss., transplant who recently completed her master’s in journalism. She loves traveliong and has been to 25 countries to date. She attended Spelman College and Columbia University.

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Mayor Lumumba Hosting Crime and Justice Summit Tonight at 6 p.m.

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and the City of Jackson will host a Crime and Justice Summit tonight at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex downtown.

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Ready to Engage: The JFP Interview with JPD Chief Anthony Moore

Interim Police Chief Anthony Moore, known since Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba appointed him in January as a man of few words, opened the door to his office in the Jackson Police Department on April 11. He was cheerful and ready to engage.

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Will the People Have a Say in 2018 Budget?

With the tax deadline not too far in the rearview mirror, finances are still at the foreground of many people's minds, including Jackson officials as they work on the budget for the next fiscal year.

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U.S. Attorney Touts 'Project EJECT' Sting of Alleged Gangsters, Criminals

U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst called a press conference at the United States Courthouse downtown Monday to release some details about the results of a recent cooperative sting to go after a mix of alleged criminals with outstanding warrants, known gang members and their associates and sex offenders.

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'Man to Man': Mayor, Leaders Talk Empowerment with JPS Middle School Boys

While the middle-school girls of Bailey APAC were away on a girls-only science-related field trip on Friday, the boys were invited into the auditorium to engage with a panel of city leaders and professionals.

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Mayor Calls Zoo's Move 'Disingenuous,' 'Disrespectful' to West Jackson

In his first public statement since the Jackson Zoo announced its board is now supporting its relocation from west Jackson to LeFleur's Bluff State Park close to Rankin County, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba sternly advocated for the zoo to stay put.

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Yarber Campaign Funder Mitzi Bickers Indicted in Atlanta

Jackson and Atlanta have been interconnected since the Mayor Tony Yarber era. Mitzi Bickers is one of those common threads, having worked on both Kasim Reed's campaign in 2009 and Yarber's in 2014.

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Mayor Lumumba, Police Out of Sync?

If you walked into Jackson City Hall two weeks ago at just after 7 p.m., you would have seen the mayor's chief of staff, Safiya Omari, in a tense, loud exchange with public defender Adofo Minka, who had just criticized Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba publicly on how he is handling officer-involved shootings.

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City Metrocenter Lawsuit Set for Trial this Month

The Metrocenter Mall, a former shopping center and office space hurt by white and economic flight, is now being repurposed as a "Comprehensive One-Stop Center" for workforce training programs, even as a City of Jackson lawsuit concerning its 2011 lease there lives on.

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Poor Treatment of Local Media Comes to Head at Sanders, Lumumba Town Hall

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders travelled from one predominantly black city to the next on Wednesday for public appearances in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

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