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Congressman Bennie Thompson Announces Millions in Federal Funding for JSU and Tougaloo College

This is a good week for Jackson State University and Tougaloo College. Thursday U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson announced the two schools are slated to receive millions of dollars in federal funding. Thompson made the announcement along with the Presidents of JSU and Tougaloo in the Bank Plus Atrium in the JSU College of Business. Thompson says the schools were chosen in part to help level the funding playing field.

Jackson State and Tougaloo are not the only institutions getting a boost from federal dollars; in total more than 10 million dollars in federal funding is headed to the Magnolia State for various federal projects. They include:

$3,000,000 for the Jackson State University Center for Living, Learning and Cultural Engagement

$1,465,000 for the Rural Hinds County Utilization Project

$1,000,000 for the Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS for the Reuben V. Anderson Institute for Social Justice

$2,250,000 for the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation Facility Revitalization

$225,000 for the Bolivar County Community Facility

$2,250,000 for the IT Montgomery Home Restoration

$300,000 for the Mississippi Delta Disaster Relief Shelter

$37,500 for Cary Christian Center Facility

Cynthia Milton has had a lifelong love for the arts, the art of communication and business. This multiple award winning journalist is a powerful voice in the state of Mississippi. Her rich warm voice has endeared her to thousands of listeners. She can be heard every morning serving as the local host of NPR's Morning Edition. She is also the host and producer of the Candid Conversations talk show, which won a first place award from the prestigious Mississippi Association of Broadcasters within its first six months of production. Ms. Milton has also been cited for awards by the Louisiana and Mississippi Associated Press organizations. In addition, Milton is an international Amazon best selling author having co-authored the anthology, Your Faith Will Make You Unstoppable with dynamic women leaders from across the globe. She is a founding member of the international business women's organization Women Collaborating Together, which works to support, encourage and mentor women across the globe. Ms. Milton doesn't just speak, she also is a professional singer. Milton has lent her vocal ability and acting skills to several independent film projects.