Doin’ St. Paddy’s Day in a Big Way

I often describe Jackson, Mississippi as a "big small town" or a "small big town".  Either description will do because  this city features the best of both. A Big Small Town or a Small Big Town At 174,000 people Jackson is slightly smaller than Little Rock and doesn't even come close to cities like Memphis … Continue reading Doin’ St. Paddy’s Day in a Big Way

Support the Ministry of Phillip Holmes–Intern for RUF at Jackson State

Guest Post by Phillip Holmes, RUF at Jackson State University It's my privilege to welcome Phillip Holmes to the blog.  Phillip is a classmate of mine at RTS Jackson.  He is also the co-founder of RAAN--a ministry that would not be where it is today without his stewardship.  Most importantly he is a dear friend … Continue reading Support the Ministry of Phillip Holmes–Intern for RUF at Jackson State

I Am Living Dr. King’s Dream

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the historic "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963, he spoke of a future reality.  Today, thanks to his efforts and so many others, I am living that dream. Past From birth to the present day, my life has been a living legacy of the Civil Rights movement. … Continue reading I Am Living Dr. King’s Dream

Kool-Aid Pickles and Other Delta Delicacies

I lived in the Mississippi Delta long enough I sometimes forget how foreign certain aspects of the culture can be to others.  Particularly the food. When I referenced Kool-Aid pickles on the "About Me" page, I failed to remember that not everyone has had the privilege of learning about the unique flavors of the Delta. … Continue reading Kool-Aid Pickles and Other Delta Delicacies