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The first 20 slaves in America featured.

2 Day in Civil Rights: the first slave ship

From 2018 EJI Calendar 1619:  An English ship, The White Lion, lands in Jamestown, Virginia.  Its cargo is 20 slaves, the first enslaved people to come to what would later become The United States.  (It was originally reported to be a Dutch Warship to avoid England being charged for piracy.) From National Park Service on […]

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Clarksdale favorite, "Super Chikan" plays tonight.(photo Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner)

Sunflower Blues & Gospel Festival Starts at 6 pm

From WROX: Clarksdale’s 31st annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel festival officially gets underway tonight at 6 pm with the Delta Blues Museum Band on the museum stage.  More than three dozen artists will play this weekend on the main stage, six acoustic stages and at the Civic Auditorium and all of the performances are […]

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City of Truth back to school give-away, Clarksdale.

Back to School Give-Away gets Terrific Community Turnout

A Shout-Out for City of Truth, Daye 5 and CCYO (a video and lots of photos below) The Back to School Give-Away was a wonderful community gathering at the Coahoma County Expo Center last Saturday.  Sponsored by the City of Truth, Daye 5 Foundation and Coahoma County Youth Outreach, the event was for children, and […]

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Coach Miller, Don Gree, Willis Frazer.

Rotary Update: Coahoma Community College football coach Steve Miller

Football is important, but Academic Graduation is more. This week’s program was presented by Rotary Club member, Don Green, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Delta Council/FWOI and a founder of the Clarksdale Coahoma County Sports Hall of Fame Foundation.  His introduction of Coahoma Community College football coach Steve Miller was short, and to the […]

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Clarksdale Coahoma County Tourism.

WROX Update: Tourism Director search changed, then didn’t

From WROX: The Coahoma County Tourism board will not reopen applications for a new executive director.  13 candidates, most from the local area, applied through the WIN Job Center before the original May 31st deadline.  The search committee will evaluate them and present the top three finalists to the board at their next meeting on […]

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Paint the Town 2018 logo.

Paint the Town 2018: a focus on the Porch Society

The First Clarksdale International Street Art Event This project has found inspiring community wide support.  Good street art is always a good idea, and Meghan Maike and Eric Stone are spot on in putting this together.  Clarksdale Revitalization Inc. (CRI) and Clarksdale Collective at large are also on point. Paint the Town 2018: September 24-30 […]

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Ken Murphey, Michael Hunter and Willie Turner JR.

A good story, pt 1: Dollar Bill is Michael Hunter, again.

An Unexpected Coming Together to Find a Solution (pt 2 of this story here) The phone rang here late at night after we had just put up the first round of the honorary Arts & Culture District signs in downtown Clarksdale.  It was our State Representative Orlando Paden.  It was a courtesy call that someone […]

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City Hall, Clarksdale.

WROX Update: State Auditor Investigation Expanded

From WROX The Mississippi state auditor’s investigation of Clarksdale commissioner Bo Plunk will be expanded to include Clarksdale Public Utilities.  In June Mayor Chuck Espy called for an investigation of Plunk’s alleged abuse of power including threats against another commissioner and city department heads; the probe now will also include reported threats by Plunk and […]

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