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Students wait for class to start at the 1st Chawla Hospitality Academy class at the Workforce Development Center.

1st Chawla Hospitality Academy Class at WDC

About a dozen aspiring people attended the first Chawla Hospitality Academy Class last evening at the Workforce Development Center. The free job development training is in partnership with Chawla Hotels and Coahoma Community College.  This 4-week class is a training for front desk representatives, guest room attendants and maintenance positions.  The course of instruction includes […]

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Coahoma Community College Choir.

Coahoma Community College to Host Annual Choral Music Festival

Next month, Coahoma Community College will welcome regional Historically Black College and University (HBCU) choirs to its annual Choral Music Festival. Organized and sponsored by CCC’s Lyceum committee, the event is slated to take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 5 p.m. in the Pinnacle and is free to the general public. The festival […]

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TFA Teachers Lead in Unexpected Ways

With Students’ Futures on the Line, These Teachers are Leading In Unexpected Ways For immigrant students, it is a time of unease and uncertainty, but these teachers are right where students need them to be – beside them, supporting them. (Note: the Clarksdale teacher from W. A. Higgins Middle School is below. This was brought […]

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Eecole LLC.

Eccole LLC 1st Inaugural Scary Truth’s Panel Discussion

Eccole LLC’s 1st Inaugural Scary Truths’ Panel Discussion and Haunted House Benefiting Displaced Families and Youth Advocacy (What’s Really Haunting Our Youth) Saturday, 7:00 pm., Oct. 27th, 2018 105 DeSoto, Clarksdale Clarksdale, MS and Surrounding Areas ~ Eccole LLC 1st Inaugural Scary Truths’ Panel Discussion and Haunted House is an awakening to real challenges encountered […]

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Book about Clarksdale Revitalization by John Henshall.

John Henshall book about Clarksdale Revitalization Coming

Look out for a forthcoming book by John Henshall, the Founding Director of Essential Economics. Explore how Clarksdale, the home of Blues music, is reviving its Downtown, attracting new investment, businesses, jobs, and services through the efforts of creative individuals and the local community. The book has strong appeal to practitioners, academics and students involved […]

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Clarksdale native participates in New York Times photography project

From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Aallyah Wright CLARKSDALE – Clarksdale native and University of Mississippi student, Yasmine Malone, 22, was one of 22 young women photographers across the country to participate in The New York Times “This Is 18” project, which highlights what being 18 means for young girls in their communities, reported by the New […]

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Ruleville, MS students build robot.

Ruleville Students build robot with NASA Engineer

From WROX: A number of fifth and sixth grade students in Ruleville spent Saturday building a robot with a NASA engineer.  The one-day science, technology, engineering and math camp was sponsored by local non-profit “Dorothy’s Legacy”. The Ruleville Middle School students participated in “STEM for Kids” with Angelo Coleman, a systems engineer at the Huntsville Support […]

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Tennessee Williams Festival 1018, Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Tennessee Williams Festival This Weekend

Hello, We’re thrilled to announce this year’s festival October 11—13 and we hope you can join us. This year our featured Willams play is ORPHEUS DESCENDING. Join us for 48 hours of fun & enriching events devoted to America’s greatest playwright. And: That weekend the Deep Blues Festival is also in Clarksdale with free and […]

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MDNHA Offers $200,000 in Grants for Cultural Heritage Projects

The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) is making up to $200,000 available for grants in 2019. The deadline for proposal applications is Jan. 30, 2019. Nonprofits, educational institutions, schools, units of local government, and others are eligible for the grants and are encouraged to attend one of three regional proposal writing workshops. Grants up […]

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