Ms. Karen Jackson

Sisters Network Inc. – National African-American Breast Cancer Survivorship Organization – CEO & Founder THIRD WARD – It has been said, “When you fear your struggles, your struggles consume you. When you face your struggles, you overcome them.” Some people have been blessed to be the epitome of the thought that this sentiment exemplifies. Such…

Helping toxFight Hunger

After taking office in January, I’ve met with several Precinct One constituents to discuss their concerns – roads, bridges, illegal dumping, seniors’ programs, youth services and flooding, among others. Not to marginalize those issues, but a conversation I had with one constituent stopped me dead in my tracks. It was on the subject of hunger,…

Harris County Commissioner Gene L. Locke Calls for Jail Reform, Demands Answers and Immediate Action from Sheriff Ron Hickman

Harris County Commissioner Gene L. Locke said today he is stunned to hear about the recent inmate deaths in the Harris County Jail, including four who died since May 2015 following assaults or head trauma. “Any in-custody death is unacceptable, and to hear that four people died while in jail awaiting trial in Harris County…

Mississippi State NAACP Statement on the Cleveland, Miss. Schools Desegregation Order

The Mississippi State Conference NAACP believes that the recent federal decision to desegregate schools in Cleveland, Miss. is a crucial step in the right direction towards providing quality education for all children. Fifty-one years after Bolivar County parents filed a lawsuit challenging the segregated school system in the county, African American students in the district…