Nashlie Sephus’s latest venture isn’t just a moonshot. It’s a homecoming. Her goal: Create a tech hub out of 12 abandoned acres of vacant lots and derelict buildings in the heart of downtown Jackson, Mississippi.
The 35-year-old has spent the past four years splitting her time between Jackson, her hometown, and Atlanta, where she works as an applied science manager for Amazon’s artificial intelligence initiative. Amazon had acquired Partpic, the visual recognition technology startup where she was chief technology officer, in 2016 for an undisclosed sum. In 2018, she founded the Bean Path, an incubator and technology consulting nonprofit in Jackson that she says has helped more than 400 local businesses and individuals with their tech needs.
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A Mass grave of torture victims has been uncovered in Jackson, Mississippi, FBI spokesman Adrian Cartwright said Thursday. Continue reading
more of the boolshyt…. smh
Jamal Mallard, 29, was discovered dead early Sunday morning in a Jackson, Miss. jail cell and his family is searching for answers.
“We have had an incident occur here at the Jackson Jail, and we want to be as transparent as we can about it,” Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance said.
According to the Clarion Ledger, Mallard was booked at 3:43 a.m. He was discovered unresponsive around 6 a.m.
“He was found on the floor of one of our holding cells. (American Medical Response) was called. Once he arrived, they pronounced the individual dead,” Vance said.
Mallard allegedly led police on a foot chase after allegedly stealing a lawn mower. He allegedly escaped and returned home. That’s when his mother called authorities.
“We received a call from that location that he had returned and was asleep. Three officers were dispatched and picked the individual up,” Vance said.
You can’t expect justice on stolen land….
In an unbelievable hate crime case, Sara Adelia Graves, 22, and Shelbie Brooke Richards, 21, were a part of a racist white supremacist Mississippi gang which hunted and terrorized black people around the Jackson, Mississippi area.
A description of the events from a video on YouTube.
Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) — On a recent Sunday morning just before dawn, two carloads of white teenagers drove to Jackson, Mississippi, on what the county district attorney says was a mission of hate: to find and hurt a black person.