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Vick Allen

Jackson native and soul-music singer Vick Allen said his interest in music started at a very young age. He sang in his church choir and also played the piano for the church.

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Seeking Alta Woods’ Former Glory

The Alta Woods community was predominantly white when Stephany and Herbert Brown became the first black family to move there in 1996. "When we moved over here 20 years ago, none of this looked like this," she said as the car passed another dilapidated house.

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Q&A: Brittney Morris on 'Slay' and Celebrating Blackness

Brittney Morris, a Corvallis, Ore., native, visited Jackson on Sept. 24 as part of a book tour celebrating her first published book, "Slay," which released the same day.

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Brittney Morris

Author Brittney Morris grew up in Corvallis, Ore., a place she describes as very quiet and where there is not much to do unless your interests include hiking or football. She said she had a really strict upbringing, and her interests as a child included putting together puzzles, playing video games and writing.

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More Love Than Hate: Rappers’ Deaths Sobering, Yet Inspirational

Lil Lonnie was a young rapper on the cusp of major success when he was gunned down in Jackson in 2018. But his legacy is inspiring those coming after him.

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William Magee

As football season gets under way, David Magee remembers his son William Magee's love for the University of Mississippi's team. He remembered taking William to Egg Bowl against Mississippi State University when he was 8 or 9 years old and did not want to leave.

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Rapper Vitamin Cea Wants to Bring More Realness To Hip-Hop

When Charity Hicks was in eighth grade, her friend Jasira introduced her to Nicki Minaj after Jasira remixed one of Minaj's songs. Hicks loved the remix, and it inspired her to write her own.

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The Millennium Temptations

The city council honored the Millennium Temptations with a resolution for enriching community through music of reflection at the Aug. 20 city council meeting.

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Dowell Taylor

At the Aug. 20 city council meeting, the council recognized Dowell Taylor with a resolution for being a world-renowned musician and for his leadership.

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City’s Water Crisis: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

At its Aug. 20 meeting, the Jackson City Council passed an ordinance to allow administrative hearings for water-and-sewer bill complaints. The City will hire a hearing officer to consider evidence and findings from both customers and the water and sewer business administration manager.

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