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Help Support Chokwe Antar Lumumba for Mayor of Jackson. He will bring bold initiatives to bring economic justice and jobs to the people of Jackson, MS.
“Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it.”
With a fervent zeal to fulfill the mission of activism and service set before him from the earliest age by his parents, the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and Nubia Lumumba, Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba has maintained a consistent presence in community projects and displayed a genuine commitment to justice all of his life. He began his community work early—serving as co-director of the Malcolm X Grassroots Day Camp and acting as an Assistant Coach for the Jackson Panthers Basketball Organization. Attorney Lumumba received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tuskegee University in the spring of 2005. While at Tuskegee, he honed his spirit of devoted activism and public service in various leadership positions in departmental and campus-wide organizations serving as president of both the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and the Tuskegee Political Science Association. A testament to his scholastic aptitude, Chokwe Antar was selected as a member of the Tuskegee Bio-Ethics Debate Team which represented the institution on a national level. He was also honored by Tuskegee as the 2005 Gwendolyn M. Patton Student Scholar Activist.
Upon completing his undergraduate tenure, Chokwe Antar continued his educational pursuits by earning his Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in Sports & Entertainment Law from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Determined to dedicate his acquired knowledge and scholastic talents to the community that nurtured his development, Chokwe Antar returned to Jackson, Mississippi and began his work as a Junior Associate at Lumumba, Freelon, & Associates. Within a year, he was promoted to Managing Attorney of the firm and took on responsibilities pertaining to personnel and daily operations in addition to his challenging case load. He also litigated criminal and civil cases and represented various sports and entertainment clients for the firm while maintaining his managing capacity. His dedication to justice and commitment to community is further demonstrated by the numerous pro bono cases he undertakes for clientele who struggle to afford legal services yet deserve justice and adequate representation all the same. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association as well as the Magnolia Bar Association and currently serves as Managing Partner. Over the past several months, he has successfully rebranded the firm as Lumumba & Associates—a firm “Dedicated to Community. Invested in Justice.”
Chokwe Antar’s deep-seated commitment to his community expands beyond his career. He held the position of Media Chairperson for the Jackson Ward 2 People’s Assembly and is an active member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. His talent for organizing served as a vital component to previous city elections as he served as Media Chairperson and Campaign Coordinator for his father’s successful bids for Ward 2 City Councilman and Mayor, respectively. He played a key role in the crafting of The People’s Platform as co-author to the inspired document. Attorney Lumumba also extended his legal services to protect the election of the first black sheriff in Hinds County. At the request of the late Mayor, Chokwe Antar also served on a board organized to respond to the development challenges of the Farish Street Development project. He is a faithful member of Free Christian Church Ministries and serves on the church’s leadership team. Chokwe Antar’s lifelong objective is to continue to struggle on behalf of oppressed peoples worldwide, so that they may eventually obtain the self-determined lives they so justly deserve. He firmly supports the concepts of community and family and the belief of the community as a family and he pledges to do all that he can to make that concept live. Chokwe Antar is married to Ebony Lumumba and the couple is expecting their first child, Alake’ Maryama, in late March 2014.
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