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Jackson, Mississippi On My Mind

 It is heartbreaking to see what is happening in my former hometown of Jackson, MS. This tragedy has been a long time coming and to see my friends, Nsombi Lambright and David Blount, on national television expressing their frustration and discomfort pains me greatly.  The history behind Jackson’s water infrastructure woes is a sad one, worthy of a Ken Burns’ documentary. However, this situation is a true example of how to turn tragedy into triumph.  It is time to show the world the Mississippi I remember, a state that when challenges hit, the leaders and people band together to face those challenges head on and conquer them.  It is time for Gov. Tate Reeves, Speaker Philip Gunn, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba to work together to quickly get the O. B. Curtis Plant up and running, while using all their political capital to get all the financial resources necessary to completely renovate the Capital City’s water infrastructure, once and for all.  There is no time for p

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