Bill Cosby is no Emmett Till

By JAY WIENER,

An unexamined misfortune intersecting centralization and cultural hegemony is that events outside mainstream America are considered irrelevant. Those of us with an abiding interest in Mississippi find absurdity in the suggestion: Mississippi’s music and literature are extraordinary. Tragic aspects of our history are no less significant.




Jackson may not be benefitting from government

By JAY WIENER,

Matthew 22:21 says, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.” Save for the Doctrine of the Separation of Church and State, it might be suggested that “There ought to be a law:” The solemnity of Easter and the irreverence of April Fool’s Day are sufficiently incompatible that the two sh




Political theater

By JAY WIENER,

The refrain to the Boz Scagg’s hit “It’s Over” asks:

 

“Why can't you just get it through your head. It's over. It's over now.

Yes you heard me clearly now I said. It's over. It’s over now.”

 



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The Jackson Academy Association (JAA) will host A Blue and White Night at the Country Club of Jackson on Saturday, August 11.