CLARKSDALE GOSPEL MUSIC POWER HOUR

Featuring recorded gospel music for one hour in Downtown Clarksdale, Sunday, May 7 from 2:30-3:30PM. Bring a chair or a blanket. Clarksdale Gospel Music Power Hour will make its debut on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Downtown Clarksdale. You are invited to the Delta Avenue Park (200 block) from 2:30-3:30PM for an hour of recorded, uplifting gospel music in […]

Meet Meraki Job Training Program Director Ben Lewis

NEW! Griot Arts Inc continues to expand and influence in Clarksdale (VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY) Meraki Job Training Program and Meraki Roasting Company, a new destination go-to in downtown Clarksdale for youth wanting experience in the workforce and for locals and visitors to enjoy and support!

Incredibly Unique Experience in Clarksdale

Hey, man, I’m pissed. Where do you start? The following is a transcript from the above RADIOLAND VIDEO with Chilly Billy. Hey, man, I’m pissed. Where do you start? I just was patronizing an establishment in Clarksdale and had an incredibly unique experience. The person that was serving me just mentioned how ugly some people over there were treating […]

Delta Bohemian Examines Faith in the Mississippi Delta

Why is faith so important here? Faith is a crucial component in the lives of most Deltans, and to understand the Mississippi Delta it is imperative to be acutely cognizant of the prominence faith in the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible plays informing and guiding individual and collective Deep South identities. The Delta Bohemian’s voice—often […]

The Ugly Path: God Don’t Like Ugly

Justice. Mercy. Grace. The Ugly Path. God don’t like ugly, and often a reckoning is required to turn us around when we are resolutely traveling down the ugly path. Given a choice, I would rather have a reckoning with God than man, but how much better to humble myself prior to a reckoning with anybody. […]

Senator Roger Wicker to address Teen Substance Abuse

at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center in Oxford, Mississippi [VIDEO] This is encouraging news! United States Senator Roger Wicker to address adolescent substance abuse at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center on Tuesday, May 30th, at the facility in Oxford, Mississippi. 

Jimmy Hughes tunes his dial to 88.1 XRDSfm

Clarksdalian Coach Hughes hooked to XRDS.fm Jimmy Hughes made my day! While walking across the intersection of Yazoo and East 2nd Street last Friday,

Delta Blues Museum Birthday Bash – MONDAY at 4!

Celebrate, Support and Hear some Outstanding Young People Sing and Play!!! The Delta Blues Museum Birthday Bash is Monday, January 30th from 4-6pm. You will hear special performances from the Coahoma Community College Choir, Greenville High School Voices of Liberation, Madison Palmer High School Marching Band AND the award-winning Delta Blues Museum Band. THAT is reason enough […]

KEEP CLARKSDALE RESPONSES from People Who Care

A Summary of Thoughts From Respondents Keep Clarksdale Responses from People Who Care. “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt “Keep Clarksdale” was a post on deltabohemian.com two weeks ago. The intent was to solicit ideas and provide a forum for anybody wanting to voice suggestions on […]

Touring Serendipity Connects Clarksdale, Cleveland and Greenwood

Expect the unexpected. Expect it. (VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN POST) Touring serendipity connects Clarksdale, Cleveland and Greenwood on just another day in the Mississippi Delta, a special place rife with ubiquity—we never know what we will see or whom we will encounter. Expect the unexpected. Expect it.

Pip Cowan Busking His Way to Mississippi

Help a Blues Brother Out Is it any wonder a fine fella like Pip Cowan from the Land Down Under wants to return to the Mississippi Delta? Clarksdale, Mississippi draws folks daily from all over the world, who come here for the blues and most always come back for the people. We are a fairly […]

How do we KEEP CLARKSDALE and continue to draw folks here?

Clarksdale, Mississippi at a Crossroads The following thoughts on the status of my hometown bear no reflection on anyone or any entity that I might have an integral or loose association with business-wise or personally. I will not address individuals or specific entities in this post as I muse out loud about how to Keep […]