American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity documents the experiences of six Afro-Native Americans who open up about racism and identity issues. Continue reading Watch American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity
Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day garner all of the attention during the month of November when the entire month is actually Native American Heritage Month.
Okay, sure Thanksgiving plays in schools across the nation give a small nod to Indians regarding the “feast”; and Natives serve in the military and are thus honored as Veterans, but can you name one without a quick internet search? Besides the foods feasted on by the Pilgrims and Indians, what other contributions have Natives made that you can name off the top of your head?
My point is that Native Americans don’t receive the recognition they deserve.
Satisfy your buckle fetish and your passion for purple at the same time. This outfit of the day features a Precis Petite purple sweater and Giuseppe Zanotti Lace up platform Booties. Accessorize with a touch of cool blue to rev up the wow factor on this smoldering look. Continue reading Wish Look #OOTD: Sleek Purple Passion
If you didn’t know by now, the Fondren district in Jackson Mississippi is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. From the nostalgic face of the buildings to the allure of walking-distance hot spots, and an even hotter music scene, the area is garnering lots of attention. Mississippi Roads (MPB/PBS) featured Fondren in an episode which originally aired on October 9, 2014. Continue reading Video – Mississippi Roads: Fondren, Food Trucks, Peaches Restaurant
Had it not been for The View (with new co-host Rosie Perez) , I wouldn’t have know that its Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrated from September 15 through October 15, it hardly receives any recognition.
What: 115th Annual Mississippi State Fair
When: October 1-12, 2014. Gates open at 5:00 pm Wednesday October 1, 2014
Where: Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, MS 39202)
- The Spinners
- Brantley Gilbert
- Marshall Tucker Band
- The Charlie Daniels Band
- Thompson Square
- Blue Oyster Cult
- Mary Wilson
Ticket info, parking & ride specials:
Hashtags: No official hashtags as of opening day. Share your own fair hastag(s) on the Mississippi State Fair’s facebook page (link below).
- traditional fair food and drink
- Free App
- Fun Guide
- Car Finder
- Full calendar/schedule of events
- Fair Map
- Social Media
- Photo Gallery and link to submit your own
- Nearby Attractions
- and more
Other Relevant links:
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JACKSON- On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, rapper T.I. (Clifford Harris) was in town to deliver an inspiring message to the youth of the capital city. Making stops at Northwest Middle School and Forest Hill High School, T.I. urged students to “become positive influences within the community.” In a ceremony at city hall Mayor Tony Yarber presented the rapper with the key to the city for his efforts to end violence among the youth and for his positive influence despite his own run-ins with the law. Get more coverage of the event through the links below. What do you think? Should T.I. have received the key to the city?
Yes, National Hat Month (September) is almost over. Thank goodness that has absolutely nothing to do with when or how we rock this enduring and celebrated accessory. Continue reading Fellas, how’s your hat game?