Jackson-native David Lewis is the Interim Deputy Director of Cultural Services with the City of Jackson, where he oversees assets such as Thalia Mara Hall, the Mississippi Art Center and the Municipal Art Gallery. A graduate of Mississippi State University and Jackson State University, David is a huge booster for the City of Jackson and the ways in which public art can lead to quality of life and economic development.
Rainbow Co-op, which closed the doors of its long-time Fondren location in the middle of last year, announced this weekend that it would re-open in Northpark Mall in Ridgeland this summer. According to a letter to Rainbow supporters sent out today, Rainbow will offer a more limited range of products than the natural food store had previously carried, focusing on its popular bulk items, herbs, spices and its supplements department. The notice says the co-op will carry some popular natural food grocery and beauty items, and that they’re “in the process of developing a more robust special-order system.” “We loved the energy and history of our Fondren location. We tried to stay in Jackson, but in the end, our criteria could not be met there,” the letter reads. Continue Reading
In this episode of Let’s Talk Jackson, Todd Stauffer sits down with Vince Jordan, co-founder of Lobaki, Inc. and the Lobaki Foundation, two organizations focused on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects and education.
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), who represents part of the city of Jackson in Washington D.C., introduced a private bill to prevent the deportation of Daniela Vargas, a DACA recipient living in his district before she was detained in March. Vargas’ brother and father were detained early in March during a raid on their home, then Vargas herself was picked up by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers after speaking out at a press conference. She was released over a week later after her story caught national media attention and sparked local outcry and vigils. “Enforcement of our country’s immigration laws must hold steadfast to our cherished American values. Daniela Vargas is a member of our community who respects our laws, pays taxes, and has no criminal record,” Thompson said in a press release. Continue Reading