Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Dies

Angela Williams, WAPT 16 (Jackson), February 26, 2014

Funeral arrangements are expected to be released later this week for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who died at age 66.

The Hinds County coroner said the mayor died of natural causes at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.


Lumumba became mayor in July. He defeated incumbent Harvey Johnson in the Democratic primary and then went on to defeat Jonathan Lee in the general election.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of the promising new mayor of our Capital City, the Honorable Chokwe Lumumba,” said Rickey Cole, the chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party. “His young administration has been a great beacon of hope for so many of us. He was just beginning to make an effective start tackling the long-neglected challenged faced by our Capital City.”

Gov. Phil Bryant also issued a statement Tuesday evening after hearing of Lumumba’s death.

“Deborah and I are shocked and saddened by the news of Mayor Lumumba’s passing and are praying for his loved ones,” Bryant said. “Just a short time ago, I had the opportunity to join the mayor in a church pew as we welcomed a new development to the city. His enthusiasm for Jackson will be deeply missed.”

One of the triumphs of Lumumba’s time as mayor came last month, with the 90 percent approval from voters of a 1 percent sales tax increase, which goes into effect Saturday. The revenue will go to fix Jackson’s water, sewage and street issues.

Lumumba had previously served on the City Council and worked as an attorney, often championing civil rights causes.

Lumumba was born in Detroit as Edwin Taliaferro, and changed his name in 1969, when he was in his early 20s. He said he took his new first name from an African tribe that resisted slavery centuries ago and his last name from African independence leader Patrice Lumumba.


Lumumba had battled cancer and when asked, said he was a cancer survivor.



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  • capnmorgan5150

    Good riddance!

    • Fathercoughlin

      Burn in hell,Chokster

      • TheAntidote

        Choke-away we hardly knew ye.

    • Erasmus

      I half expect it to be announced that he od’ed on something.

  • DiverCity


  • thomas edward

    Chokwe being his Christian name of course. After St. Chokwe, patron Saint of imbeciles

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “The revenue will go to fix Jackson’s water, sewage and street issues.”

    As long as Jackson’s denizens remain the same the real street issues will not be fixed by money.

    • Strider73

      The revenue will line the pockets of the directors of the water, sewer and street departments — all of them black, of course.

      • Fathercoughlin

        Gonna pay fo some new homes,new rides,some rims,some smoke,some ladies,some vacation trips,some new threads,cash for relatives,a present for momma–she work so hard boo hoo! !

  • Katherine McChesney


  • Truthseeker

    I’m actually disappointed to hear this. As a nationalist, I support other nationalists. I’d like to see a stronger black nationalist movement, because the more blacks feel drawn to a homeland of their own, away from us, the less we whites have to deal with the problems of “diversity.”

    Separation is inevitable. The only questions are how soon and how turbulent it will be. Personally, I’d prefer it to be very soon and with as little turbulence as possible. Having committed nationalists on all sides is our only hope of facilitating a peaceful separation. When black nationalists lose a prominent voice, I consider it bad for all of us.

    • Jesse James

      Well we have the little issue of whose nationality gets the South. Chokwe included Georgia and South Carolina in his plans for a black nation. My family lives in these states and we aren’t quite ready to roll over and die yet.

      • JustJeff

        I’ve always thought a black homeland in America should be in the northeast since the Yankees are the only people who like them.

        • Conrad

          The deep south close to the Mexican boarder might be good. That way they could be driven right down into Mexico.

        • soulhunter

          They can go to Africa, Haiti, any other ruined land but this one, if they lose a race war they should all go . . .in fact stop supporting sports with coloreds . . .don’t buy their products . .

        • Jesse James

          Jeff I wouldn’t even wish them on the Yankees, besides it seems like they’ve already had more than their share of cities destroyed.

          • Long Live Dixie

            I wouldn’t even wish them on the Yankees . . ..

            I would be fine with it. They have used the blacks against us for long enough. It’s time they reap what they sow.

          • Alexandra1973

            Not to mention some of us Yankees are aware, or have awakened.

            Yeah, I had at least three ancestors who were in the Union Army. Can’t choose your relatives. 🙂

          • Long Live Dixie

            Not to mention some of us Yankees are aware, or have awakened.

            That is an anomaly. The mainstream in Yankee politics is solidly liberalism. Every single place where Yankees are a majority, including places in the South where Yankees have mass migrated to, is liberal. Someone like Chokwe Lumumba wouldn’t even be eligible to run for public office in Dixie if Yankees hadn’t come here and destroyed Southern political power.

        • Snowhitey

          Whoever it was that brought them here are the ones that should end up with them. Every last one of them.

          • JustJeff

            The Southerners brought them to work, the Yankees decided to unleash them.

          • Long Live Dixie

            The Southerners brought them to work . . ..

            That can’t be. The South had a minimal shipping industry.

          • Katherine McChesney

            But, we had major ports. That was one reason Lincoln betrayed the South was because he wanted to continue having access to our ports.

        • John K

          They freed them, they should take them.

      • Long Live Dixie

        Not just Georgia and Louisiana, but also Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina. These blacks must be stupid. They picked the states whose native people will fight them the hardest.

    • Dave4088

      The only thing racial nationalists of various stripes will agree on is to separate from each other. Unfortunately, we will vehemently disagree on who gets what and how much. And although I hope for the best, I see some level of violent conflict as unavoidable in the future.

    • Long Live Dixie

      He was a nationalist who wanted to throw whites out of their homes in five Southern states.

      You are very naïve if you think the black nationalists will go for a peaceful separation. When you support black nationalism, you support people who want to kill whites by the droves, Haiti style.

      • Jesse James

        Too many people either don’t know or have forgotten that one of the reasons that Southerners fought so hard to gain their freedom was they were afraid of a repeat of the atrocities that the blacks committed during the Haitian revolution from 1791-1804. That was still within living memory of some of the older people and others learned from their grandparents about what happened. The slave revolt was inspired and aided by white radicals from France. It is a complicated history with lots of twists and turns but the end of the story is that white civilization was completely destroyed on an island that had been the most prosperous colony in the Americas. Read Lothrop Stoddard’s “French Revolution in San Domingo”, you won’t regret it as it is a warning to us today.

        Their fears of the radical abolitionist movement were only proven correct when the fanatical murderer John Brown seized the US armory at Harpers Ferry, VA. If he had succeeded he would have armed the slaves and created an army to massacre all the whites in the South. This was cold hard fact not paranoid fantasy. Who stopped him? A detachment of US marines led by Col. Robert E. Lee who was also accompanied by Lt J.E.B Stuart. The northern abolitionist turned the “martyred” John Brown into a secular saint and their applause and apparent support of the rape, pillage and murder of white southerners destroyed any remaining trust and sense of fellowship between the regions.

        Seeing what the last six years of a new radical progressive government has wrought you can bet that any thinking Southerner who knows the least bit of history has absolutely no trust or love for the current Federal Government or the Democratic Party. We are living under the second radical reconstruction and you can bet we do not like it or consent to the unconstitutional rule of the radicals in Washington DC.

    • bilderbuster

      That nation is Liberia.
      We bought & paid for that land for them already.

    • jackryanvb

      Never happens.

      Black Nationalism translates to Robert Mugabe and Coleman Young – Black fists in the air, Whites being raped and terrorized in Black ruled areas. Masses of uneducated Blacks still desire to move to Whiter, nicer areas like Sweden, Minnesota.

      It’s “minority this and minority that” when Blacks are a minority in White areas, when Blacks become a majority it’s “Black majority rule” Mugabe, Idi Amin, Coleman Young, Marion Bary.

      Sure it’s nice to find individual Black nationalists who are fair, decent, work for the legitimate rights of all nationalists including us, Malcolm X in his later years was that way. It’s just not practical in the real world. same applies to libertarian fantasies.

      We have to keep the Blacks away, keep them down when they are around, have credible threat of violent punishment right away for crimes of rape, knock out games etc.

  • dd121

    I’ve been through two boxes of tissues already. Just can’t stop crying.

    • Guest

      I ate a box of KFC in his memory.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Original, spicy or extra crispy?

  • Spartacus

    Racism gave him cancer. EVIL CRACKAS !!!

    • foundingstockcracker

      Are you a wisecracker?

      • IstvanIN

        Wisecrackers caused a great man’s demise. I Jersey salute the fallen mayor.

        • soulhunter


    • Dave4088

      I’m convinced it’s a white racist conspiracy since the white man just can’t stand the thought of a strong black man in political office.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    Black conspiracy theories incoming in 3, 2, 1…

  • Although the death of my enemy enriches me, as an observer of black dysfunction I can say that I’ll miss all the future Amren articles detailing the Mayor’s jive talk, failures, and ultimate arrest on corruption charges. Sometimes the best way to stay out of prison is to die first.

  • Sharps Rifle

    Made good.

  • Luca

    Who was his doctor so I can send him a reward?

  • Pro_Whitey

    “Natural causes”? Are they sure he didn’t chokwe on something?

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Black nationalism is a joke. Deep down inside, no black is a true nationalist. Blacks do not have the necessary genetic potential to develop stable, economically prosperous societies. If they did, black nationalists would be in Liberia or Sierra Leone by now. In reality, a black nation is a black nationalist’s worst nightmare. Realizing the objectives of black nationalism will force blacks to directly confront the empirical reality of black biological and intellectual inferiority.

    • jeffaral

      There is only black tribalism.

    • Alexandra1973

      I think their idea of “black nationalism” is to make the entire nation black and kill off whitey. You know, like Haiti.

      As another poster pointed out, there’s Liberia.

    • jackryanvb

      Yeah, well White nationalism in the USA or other English speaking countries like Great Britian isn’t doing a whole lot better.

  • negrolocaust

    hysterical. thank GOD, one less of these things.

  • Robert Kelley

    This guy was whiter than a lot of white people I know.

  • Romulus

    Good!!! 🙂
    That’s all I have to say about that.

  • soulhunter

    to give anything outside of chains would be a fatal error

  • Reverend Bacon

    As a clear black racist and a caricature of all that’s wrong with that demographic, he probably helped our cause rather than hurt it. I am sure that he brought several whites to the point of noticing the dysfunction among blacks; and who cares what blacks thought of him?

    On the balance, I think this is very bad news. I don’t know if he died naturally or was killed, but if I were, say, Obama, I wouldn’t want this guy around. One wonders if Holder himself was sent to deliver the toxin, and accidentally got a bit of it himself. I notice he’s in the hospital today with similar symptoms.

    • Tarczan

      Yeah right, Holder just happens to be in the hospital the day black preachers call for his impeachment.

      • Reverend Bacon

        Yeah, I thought that was phony too. The blacks hate the gays, and the gays are mostly too polite to return the favor. But still, I think Obama needs to have the crazies from the left in full view, so he looks more moderate. Did I even write that? Obama- moderate? Amazing what some people will swallow.

  • MBlanc46

    What a shame. He should have been providing us a clown show for years to come.

  • As they say, the good die young.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    In 1998 in Washington, Lumumba demanded freedom for black political prisoners in the U.S.

    He cited convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as one of those needing ‘liberation.’…Lumumba also listed another convicted cop murderer, Assata Shakur, of the Black Liberation Army.

    We’re here in the governmental center of the citadel of imperialism,’ Lumumba said about Washington, where the buildings were built ‘off the blood of our people’ and using the ‘wealth they have stolen not only from colonies all over the world, but the African colony.’

    ’This is a corrupt system,’ he shouted. ‘There can be no bargain with this system … there can be no compromise. … We are New Africans. We come here because we are colonized.’

    One more dead commie revolutionary burning in hell — along with Hugo Chavez, Lenin, Stalin, Che, Mao, Pol Pot and other “visionaries” who inflicted murder, atrocities, genocide and human suffering on innocent people on an unimaginable scale.

    May they never rest in the fires they themselves created.

    • Alexandra1973

      Che Guevara was a realist, though. Here are a couple of quotes:

      “The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have
      maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with
      bathing, have seen their territory invaded by a new kind of slave: the
      Portuguese. And the two ancient races have now begun a hard life
      together, fraught with bickering and squabbles. Discrimination and
      poverty unite them in the daily fight for survival but their different
      ways of approaching life separate them completely: The black is indolent
      and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the
      European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as
      far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even
      independently of his own individual aspirations.”

      “We’re going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the revolution. By which I mean: nothing.”

  • Fathercoughlin

    Chokwe we hardly knew ye(and are grateful for that!) Good riddance indeed!

    • chuck_2012

      absolutely good riddance!

  • saxonsun

    Thanks for the post–people forget this.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Sorry for your loss. *sarc*

  • Garrett Brown

    I LOL’d.

    • Alexandra1973

      I was like, “who?”

      • Garrett Brown

        I just remember the article a while back of a Jackson mayor saying white people need to die or something similar. I didn’t remember his name either.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Edwin Taliaferro, his slave name, was born in Detroit. Perhaps he got his training on how to destroy a city in Detroit.

          Isn’t ‘Taliaferro’ an Eye-talian name?

          • Garrett Brown

            Haha yes. Doesn’t matter in black minds though. Marquis and Antoine (among many others) were Greek names destroyed by blacks.

  • BonV.Vant

    Chokwed on a chicken bone

  • Northern American-Nationalist

    I like how there seems to be no mention of him being a Black nationalist in the article. I’m just not sure if that’s because no nationalist may be praised or because Whitey still needs to have the veil over their head. . .

    Now, was it the CIA, some White renegade (it is Mississippi after all), cancer, or African Americans’ life expectancy for a first-wave Boomer that did him in?

  • Shmalkandik

    ‘Good Riddance’? More likely he will be replaced with more of the same.
    Hard to imagine that electorate choosing better – but easy to think of how they could do worse.