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Local sorority member named international president

GloverThe Mississippi Link Newswire, The Beta Delta Omega Chapter is proud to announce that Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA, has been named the international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Glover, a life member of the sororit, was installed July 11, during the Read More...

COJ addresses technical violations found in water treatment process

1 water tapThe Mississippi Link Newswire, Wednesday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba held a press briefing to publicly announce technical violations that have been found in the techniques used to treat water at the O.B Curtis Water Treatment Plant as it relates to the Optimized Control Plan for Read More...

New Jackson airline announces two low-cost destinations

Jonathan Freed, director of Corporate Communications for Frontier Airlines, introduces flight deals after announcing the company’s move to Jackson. PHOTO BY CIANNA HOPE REEVESBy Cianna Hope Reeves, JSU Student Intern, Wanting to travel by plane, but too expensive? No worries, with a ticket from Jackson’s newest air carrier, Frontier Airlines, you can. Beginning in a few months, families across Mississippi will be able to travel by plane for as low Read More...

Sports

Hinds CC hosts ninth annual special education field day for Hinds County students

10_Special Ed Field Day-33  RAYMOND – For the ninth year in a row, Hinds Community College hosted special education field day for Hinds County students on May 2. Students from Hinds County schools throughout the district gathered at Gene Murphy Field at Joe Renfroe Stadium on the Raymond Campus for Read More...

Dream comes true for Jackson State’s new head women’s basketball coach

JSU1chopsports From 1400 Murrah Drive to 1400 J.R. Lynch Street. Former Murrah Lady Mustang and former Jackson State Lady Tigers graduate assistant coach, Tomekia Reed returns home to lead the Lady Tigers, this time as the head coach. Reed has been coaching for 14 years. Beginning Read More...

Mhotsha, Nawa earn all-conference honors at SWAC championships

golfchopsports A shorthanded Alcorn State University women’s golf program finished fourth after two rounds at the 2018 SWAC Championships Monday and Tuesday at Oak Wing Golf Club. The Lady Braves registered a pair of top-10 finishes. Junior Ouname Mhotsha placed sixth with a 161 (+17) score, while Read More...

Entertainment

James LaRosa

IMG_0774.JPG The “Hit the Floor” Interview   with Kam Williams A Timely Tête-à-Tête with the Creator of Hit BET Series James LaRosa is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of Hit The Floor. Not only does he run an all-female writers' room but he directed and appeared in Read More...

The Equalizer 2

Equalizer vert poster no words Film Review by Kam Williams   Denzel Reprises Role for First Time in Grisly Vigilante Thriller Although Denzel Washington has made about four dozen movies over the course of his legendary career, he's never reprised a role until now. In The Equalizer 2, the two-time Oscar-winner Read More...

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

HT# vert poster Film Review by Kam Williams Count Dracula Falls for Cruise Ship Captain with Hidden Agenda in Latest Episode of Animated Franchise The first two installments of this popular animated franchise were set at a hotel dedicated to creating a safe space for monsters to unwind. Read More...

Business

15 Years of Building Our Future in Mississippi

Fifteen years ago, the Nissan Canton plant opened its doors and brought opportunity to Mississippi. Since then, our state has become a hub for world-class automotive manufacturing, thanks to the work of our team members and community partners. Whether you look at the 4 Read More...

Wood products company to open plant in Mississippi, hire 50

east+coast+lumber+yard+Kisley-24VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A company that remanufactures lumber for pallets, crates and siding will open a plant in Mississippi, investing $2 million and hiring 50 people over four years. Industrial Wood Products of Climax, North Carolina, announced Vicksburg location Wednesday - its first in Read More...

Wells Fargo commits to $60 billion in lending for black homebuyers

UntitledThe Mississippi Link Newswire Wells Fargo’s $60 billion pledge to African-American homebuyers is a major part of the company’s dedication to a community that’s grown accustomed to being shut out from having a slice of the American Dream. In addition to the $60 billion in lending Read More...

Health

2018 #StevensStrong Prostate Cancer Campaign

Ken Pienta_2.2018 #StevensStrong Campaign Organized by Dave and Mary Stevens In 2018, to kick prostate cancer’s butt, we are once again supporting Dr. Ken Pienta at The Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Ken is my personal physician and friend. Over Dr. Pienta’s 25-year career, he has Read More...

Kappa Community Health Day open to the public, Saturday, May 5

kayThe Mississippi Link Newswire The Kappa Health Ambassadors will host Kappa Community Health Day, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Jackson Medical Mall, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave. This free event represents a public health partnership between the Jackson and Canton-Madison, Read More...

Health versus Wellness

SmashBy Dr. Kimberly M. Smash Prolific Health and Wellness When I began searching for the name of my medical practice, I was hesitant to use the terminology “Health and Wellness.” I thought the connotations were simply too great for me to live up to. However, as I Read More...

Religion

Mayor Lumumba delivers annual College Hill Men’s Day address

Pastor Michael T. Williams and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba at Men’s Day service PHOTO BY JACKIE H. HAMPTONBy Jackie H. Hampton, Publisher, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba served as guest speaker at College Hill Baptist Church’s annual Men’s Day service held on Father’s Day. Terrence McEwen presided over the 10 a.m. service which was held in the church sanctuary. After being introduced by Men’s Read More...

PRESERVED: When God answers your prayer

RileyBy Shewanda Riley Columnist There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers. – Teresa of Avila. We know what to do when God hasn’t answered our prayers. First, we repent. Then, we seek out another more “spiritual” prayer partner. We may go on an Read More...

P R E S E R V E D: God’s pruning

RileyBy Shewanda Riley Columnist A few years ago, I attended the University of North Texas Equity and Diversity Conference in Denton, Texas where television journalist Soledad O’Brien was a keynote speaker. As part of her presentation, O’Brien used vivid details to share about issues of race in Read More...

Obituaries

I N M E M O R I A M: Linda Richard Jones

LindaJanuary 22, 1948 – April 2, 2018 On a nice winter day, an angel was born on January 22, 1948 to the late Jim and Gracie Ann Richard. Her name was Linda Richard. Linda was preceded in death by both parents; both brothers, Ellis Catchings, Read More...

Linda Brown, symbol of landmark desegregation case, dies at 75

lindabrown2By Neil Gunslinger Associated Press Linda Brown, whose father objected when she was not allowed to attend an all-white school in her neighborhood and who thus came to symbolize one of the most transformative court proceedings in American history, the school desegregation case Brown v. Board Read More...

Melvin Rankin Anderson

AndersonMarch 24, 1955 - February 22, 2018 Melvin Rankin Anderson was born March 24, 1955, to Genola Anderson. He was raised by his beloved grandmother, Leola Anderson, in D’Lo, Mississippi. Melvin peacefully stepped into God’s light February 22, 2018. He accepted Jesus Christ at an early Read More...

Education

Hinds CC hosts ninth annual special education field day for Hinds County students

10_Special Ed Field Day-33  RAYMOND – For the ninth year in a row, Hinds Community College hosted special education field day for Hinds County students on May 2. Students from Hinds County schools throughout the district gathered at Gene Murphy Field at Joe Renfroe Stadium on the Raymond Campus for Read More...

About 3,000 to graduate from Mississippi State University

mississippi+state4STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A judge who donated Abraham Lincoln and Civil War materials to Mississippi State University will speak to university graduates. Former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank Williams will also get an honorary degree from the university. Robert Clark Jr., the first African Read More...

Historically black Mississippi schools get Nissan donation

masthead_visitCANTON, Miss. (AP) - Nissan says it's giving $250,000 to seven historically black colleges and universities in Mississippi to support science, technology, engineering and math programs. The Japanese company says it has now given nearly $2 million to the seven schools since it began making Read More...

Opinion

Black voters must hold all politicians accountable

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Contributor, It’s that time again. It occurs every year around the same time like clockwork. It’s election season. Political signs infiltrate black neighborhoods, placed by campaign operatives hoping you remember their respective political candidate come election time. More importantly, these political Read More...

Stacey Abrams – standing on strong shoulders

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA News Wire Columnist, I am among the millions who are ecstatic that Stacey Abrams won the Democratic nomination for governor in Georgia. She didn’t just win, she rocked, clobbering her opponent, Stacey Evans, by over 50 percentage points – Abrams had 76 Read More...

Fear can immobilize you

By E. Faye Williams Trice Edney Newswire Every time we turn on television, we hear “Breaking News” and it’s always something worse than the last news. It’s beginning to make many fearful of what could possibly be next. Even former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ventured Read More...

The Buzz

The Equalizer 2

Equalizer vert poster no words Film Review by Kam Williams   Denzel Reprises Role for First Time in Grisly Vigilante Thriller Although Denzel Washington has made about four dozen movies over the course of his legendary career, he's never reprised a role until now. In The Equalizer 2, the two-time Oscar-winner Read More...

2018 #StevensStrong Prostate Cancer Campaign

Ken Pienta_2.2018 #StevensStrong Campaign Organized by Dave and Mary Stevens In 2018, to kick prostate cancer’s butt, we are once again supporting Dr. Ken Pienta at The Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Ken is my personal physician and friend. Over Dr. Pienta’s 25-year career, he has Read More...

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

HT# vert poster Film Review by Kam Williams Count Dracula Falls for Cruise Ship Captain with Hidden Agenda in Latest Episode of Animated Franchise The first two installments of this popular animated franchise were set at a hotel dedicated to creating a safe space for monsters to unwind. Read More...