Day 8: Hi, Gwen! (Or, More Appropriately, High Gwen!)
Jackson, MS lost its mayor, Chokwe Lumumba, to heart failure on February 25, 2014. He believed in stimulating Jackson’s economy with infrastructure developments and was an adamant supporter of equal pay for women. His son, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, will runoff against City Councilman Tony Yarber on April 22.
And then… there’s the bullet we dodged.
Everybody, meet Gwendolyn Chapman. She ran for mayor, too. Her platform? Legalize marijuana because the fumes will protect us from nuclear fallout. I’m not even kidding. Watch!