MS Black Legislative Caucus donates $4,500 to CCC
CLARKSDALE – The Mississippi Black Legislative Caucus (MBLC) continued its support of Coahoma Community College last week with a monetary donation.

MS Black Legislative Caucus donates $4,500 to CCC

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Wed Feb 4, 2015

Pictured, from left, are Representative Henry “Chuck” Espy; Senator Kenny Wayne Jones, Caucus Chair; Representative Linda Coleman; Representative Oscar Denton; Senator Willie Simmons; CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner; Senator Hillman Frazier; and Senator Robert L Jackson.

CLARKSDALE – The Mississippi Black Legislative Caucus (MBLC) continued its support of Coahoma Community College last week with a monetary donation.

The caucus, made up of African American members of the Mississippi Legislature, held its 29th Annual MBLC Banquet Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Jackson Convention Complex in Jackson, MS. During the event, a $4,500 donation was presented to CCC President Valmadge Towner from the MBLC. The money will be added to CCC’s general fund.

 According to MBLC member Senator Robert L. Jackson (D-Marks), the donation is part of the organization’s annual effort to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the state.

“The caucus allows legislators in both the Mississippi House of Representatives and Senate to work jointly on certain issues and help improve our communities throughout the state,” Jackson said.

Funds for the donations are raised through the annual banquet, and Jackson said he’s pleased to a part of an organization that’s giving back to his local community.

“That was one of the things that motivated me to run— to be a benefit to my constituents. I’m happy to represent the people of the 11th Senate district and be a part of bringing funding to that area,” Jackson said. “Any amount of funding that we can get for education, economic development, healthcare or whatever it is will benefit the people of the district.”

He also recognized his colleagues for their hard work to help improve the local community.

“The individuals pictured all have some type of affiliation with the Caucus or CCC and it’s a pleasure to work with the leadership that we have through (CCC President) Dr. Towner.”