"I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around,
Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town."
A nearly 90 percent black city, the capital city of Mississippi has just elected a black racial separatist (an adherent to "New Afrika" ideology) as mayor.Yes, the son of the mayor who boasted about building a "New Afrika" in the southern states—who died in office shortly after becoming the mayor of nearly 90 percent black Jackson, Mississippi—is dedicated to bettering the community for his people.His goal? To bring a movie theater to nearly 90 percent black Jackson, Mississippi.This is not a joke:
- Johnny Cash
To help these opportunities grow in Jackson, Lumumba talks about generating an "incubator fund," particularly to bring businesses to areas needing revival like Farish Street, Medgar Evers Boulevard and highways 18 and 80. This is something his father wanted, but was not able to accomplish before his passing."If Green Bay can figure out how to get a professional football team, then I feel we can figure out how to get a movie theater," Lumumba said.There is no movie theater in nearly 90 percent black Jackson, Mississippi.But this is a nearly 90 percent black city where local news tries to explain away and qualify black crime as not being as bad as "Detroit, Memphis or Atlanta"....But remember, there is no movie theater in nearly 90 percent black Jackson, Mississippi, a consequence of the Visible Black Hand of Economics convincing the free market to steer clear of the city and make investments elsewhere.Because no business will be in the black in nearly 90 percent black Jackson, Mississippi.What kind of quality of life is found in nearly 90 percent black Jackson, Mississippi?Perhaps this story will illustrate why there is no movie theater in nearly 90 percent black Jackson, Mississippi.
Children's barbershop owner shot, killed, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, June 9, 2017A children’s barber was killed Friday morning after a masked gunman stormed into a barbershop and began firing shots.Johnny Brown, 49, of Jackson, was cutting a man’s hair at the shop he owned, Just For Kids Barbershop on Bailey Avenue in Jackson, when an unidentified man wearing dark clothing and a ski mask burst though the door and demanded to know who owned the gold Pontiac parked out front, according to witness accounts.The man then produced a handgun and started shooting and continued shooting as he ran out of the shop and fled in a white Chevy suburban. Police are still searching for him.Brown was struck multiple times in the chest. Witnesses said he stumbled outside before collapsing in the parking lot.A 911 call came in at 9:22 a.m., according to Jackson Police Department Cmdr. Tyree Jones, and police and emergency personnel responded to the scene.Brown was transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where he was pronounced dead on arrival, Jones said.After police left and the crime scene tape was taken down, friends and coworkers remained. Gathered around Brown's Pontiac, some stood in stunned silence. Others shared photos of the man they remember as "Dip" — someone who cared about the people of Jackson, someone who wanted to make the city a better place.Chuck Wansley had been one of Brown’s closest friends since they were kids.“Everybody knew Dip, everybody,” Wansley said. “He’s been here forever. He’s from Jackson, all of us grew up together … 40 years of friendship.”As he spoke of Brown, Wansley's phone continuously rang. He ignored each call. He knew they were calling about his friend.“He had at one point, a negative lifestyle so a lot of people are always going to say that but he was a good guy to me, man. A great guy. You ain’t gonna find a guy like that.”A small group of young men huddled in the parking lot, steps away from shards of glass littering the pavement. Bullets tore holes in the shop’s front door, next to a sign that reads “No weapons allowed.” Forming a circle, the group held their heads down, taking deep drags from their cigarettes. Pointing at them, Wansley said, “He raised those guys.”“For years, he gave them a chance to come up here to cut hair. All these kids in the neighborhood would come up here and get candy, whether they had money or not. He helped everybody out.“We tried to be examples, to show them you don’t have to do that, everything can’t be with violence. We helped young kids and tried to steer them away from this lifestyle. That same lifestyle caught up with him.”Brown was instrumental in starting a mentoring program in Jackson. He and Wansley would partner with the Jackson Public School District and talk with middle school counselors and principals to identify troubled students.“They want structure in their lives, point them in the right direction,” Brown told The Clarion-Ledger in 2013. “Most of these kids don’t have a strong male figure in their lives.”Through the program, kids would work on schoolwork and then get to work in the barbershop.“Most of the kids get serious about their schoolwork,” he previously told The Clarion-Ledger. “Hook up a kid with a mentor they can talk to whenever they want. Bond in the school setting and establish a rapport. Then hit the barbershop.“Mentoring is not just for a day or a weekend. Mentoring is forever.”Montreal Tims was 16 years old and in high school when he first met Brown. For years, Brown served as his mentor. Tims started working in the shop and, at 27, is following in Brown's footsteps, mentoring young boys.“He gave me a chance to come in the shop,” Tims said. “We helped kids, foster kids, all kinds of kids. Anybody that needs our help. He was a good guy. I don’t know what goes on in his personal life but, from what I know of, ain’t nobody want to hurt him. He helped a lot of folks.”In addition to mentoring, Brown had a following of loyal customers. Nearly every morning for the last five years, Keith Simmons would stop by Brown’s shop.“This is always our first stop,” Simmons said. “We always come to see Dip.”For Simmons, Brown’s shop was a “safe house.”In the absence of white people, "New Afrika" has already been created in nearly 90 percent black Jackson, Mississippi. It looks an awful lot like old Africa...