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  • Alumni Notes

    Alumni Notes

    Kenya MomPremier is the owner of Green Bean Café, the first Black-owned coffee shop in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. Green Bean offers pour-over coffee, cold-pressed juices, tea and pastries. MomPremier also introduced a way to assist local business owners through a program called Incubator. This program allows small business owners to be a part of GreenREAD MORE
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  • Alumni Profile: Bob Owens

    Alumni Profile: Bob Owens

    Jackson State University alum and benefactor Bob Owens is a preeminent lawyer and a devoted husband and father whose family has a long history with the urban HBCU. In fact, he is one of six out of seven children in his immediate family to have earned a degree from JSU. Today, Owens continues to be

  • Alumni Profile: Jerry Kennedy

    Alumni Profile: Jerry Kennedy

    Jerry Kennedy bleeds blue for Jackson State University, and he does not hesitate in making it known. “JSU gave so much to me. All my children went to Jackson State on academic scholarships. I went on a track scholarship,” shares the Jasper County native. “My brothers and other family attended Jackson State. So, as a

  • Stay Ready: The Journey to Black is King

    Stay Ready: The Journey to Black is King

    By LaToya Hentz-Moore Meet celebrity hairstylist Jared Henderson, affectionately known as JStayReady. He discovered his passion for styling hair as a student at Jackson State. “Here I was at Jackson State, Thee I Love, with all my beautiful black queens and they had nobody to do their hair, so I stepped in. I literally didREAD MORE
  • Faith & Fame: Rising actor-alum Wilson balances both worlds

    Faith & Fame: Rising actor-alum Wilson balances both worlds

    By L.A. Warren Television-film actor and Jackson State University alum Aspen Wilson has had a steady stream of roles since graduating from the HBCU in 2017, and other major opportunities just keep coming his way. He has appeared in a recurring role in Tyler Perry’s “Ruthless,” playing a character named Bell. The show itself isREAD MORE

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