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Clarksdale CPU Board.

Update on CPU investigation from Mark Johnson

This comes directly from Clarksdale Public Utilities General Manager (Executive Director) Mark Johnson.  ClarksdaleNews received it 5 minutes ago.  It is unedited, and exactly as received. August 16 and 17, 2018 Chris Latimer, my attorney, and I entered the Hampton Inn Conference room at about 9:45 am,  and we met Curtis Boshert, former City Attorney […]

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Stone Pony Pizza, in the heart of Clarksdale's Arts & Cultural District.

Stone Pony this week

Stone Pony Pizza 226 Delta Ave. Clarksdale Lunch Specials: Monday: Salmon Croquette or Hamburger Steak; Potatoes & Gravy, Pinto Beans, English Peas, Stewed Tomatoes, Cabbage, Fried Okra; Roll or Cornbread Tuesday: Chicken Spaghetti or Fried or Grilled Pork Chop; Rice & Gravy, Green Beans, Squash, Corn Nuggets, Broccoli with Cheese, Pasta Salad; Roll or Cornbread […]

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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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Hank Williams.

Song 2 Day: Lonesome Homesick Blues

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Alabama dedicated The Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway on this date in 1997.  “Lonesome Homesick Blues” is Hank’s first great success.  It was written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills, and after performing it to enthusiastic crowd response on the Louisiana […]

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2 Day in Music: Aug. 20th (happy birthday, Isaac!)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 20th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1812:  Tchaikovsky opens his 1812 Overture in Moscow. 1905:  Jazz singer and trombone player Jack Teagarden (“Dark Eyes”, “Basin Street Blues”) born in Vernon, Texas. 1923:  Country singer Jim Reeves (“I Love You […]

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Philando Castile.

2 Day in Civil Rights: The wording in the law caused the acquittal

From 2018 EJI Calendar 2016:  Police officer Jeronimo Yanez in St. Anthony, Minnesota returns to duty before officials finish investigating the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop weeks earlier. (see more detail on the incident here) Philando Castile was pulled over and killed by Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer. […]

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Song 2 Day: Nobody Does It Better

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Thinking about Clarksdale’s Nate Dogg (Nathan Dwayne Hale) on his birthday, “Nobody Does It Better” is one of Nate’s best known songs.  It was relesed in 1998, features hip hop artist Warren G. and it peaked at No. 18 on the […]

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Nate Dogg.

2 Day in Music: Aug 19th (Nate, you left too soon)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 19th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1812:  The frigate USS Constitution defeats the British ship HMS Guerriere, and earns the nickname “Old Ironsides.” 1909:  The first race at the Indianaapolis Motor Speedway. 1934:  The first soap box derby. 1935:  […]

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Heyward Shepherd monument.

2 Day in Civil Rights: a faithful slave memorial?

From 2018 EJI Calendar The NAACP protests the National Park Service decision made under pressure from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and U.S. Senator Jesse Helms to remove the covering of a “faithful slave monument” at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. The article in The Washington Post that follows further explains. NAACP CALLS FOR MEMORIAL TO BE […]

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