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Primary Runoff Election Day Reminders and Contact Information

Jackson, Miss.—Polls open for the 2018 Primary Runoff Elections at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  Mississippians can cast a ballot in the following races: U.S. Senate/Democratic Primary, which is a statewide race; and 3rd Congressional District/Republican Primary, which is confined to the 3rdCongressional Read More...

JSU engineeering grad Lynn excelling at Nissan

Nissan of Canton Engineer Ayanna Lynn of Indianola, Miss.By Othor Cain, Editor, and Cianna Hope Reeves, JSU Student Intern, With the hope of playing professional basketball in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) since childhood, Ayanna Lynn never dreamed she would work for a Fortune 500 company at 24 years old. Growing up in a poverty-stricken environment Read More...

Jackson mayor proudly announces door-knocking campaign to transform Jackson Public Schools

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announces plan to help improve the Jackson Public School DistrictBy Cianna Hope Reeves, JSU Student Intern, Get ready to hear a knock on your door Jacksonians; city officials will be at your doorstep soon. In a weekly press briefing, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba shared his excitement about the outreach efforts of the organization One Voice, as 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

Incredibles 2

The_Incredibles_2_ vert Poster Film Review by Kam Williams   Parr Family Back to Battle Diabolical Villain Hypnotizing Humanity It's hard to fathom why it has taken Disney and Pixar 14 years to release a follow-up to The Incredibles. After all, it not only won the Academy Award for Best Read More...

Tag

Tag poster vert Film Review by Kam Williams BFFs Play Cutthroat Version of Kids Game in Fact-Based Cat-and-Mouse Comedy As kids, five BFFs from Spokane, Washington began playing Tag with no idea that, over the intervening years, an innocuous children's game might gradually morph into a cutthroat version Read More...

Superfly

Superfly vert poster   Film Review by Kam Williams   Trevor Jackson Plays Iconic Title Character in Stylized Remake of Blaxploitation Era Classic Super Fly (1972) was one of the most profitable of the Blaxploitation Era flicks. Released during the genre's heyday, the picture revolved around its iconic title Read More...

Business

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...

Chicken processor to open $40M Mississippi plant, hiring 300

f26f0777768c34b WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - An Alabama-based chicken processor will open a plant in northeast Mississippi to process and distribute frozen chicken products. Peco Foods on Monday announced its plan to invest $40 million in West Point, hiring 300 people over the next four years. Tuscaloosa-based Read More...

Health

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...

Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 98 people sick in 22 states

Romaine lettuceBy MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to three more states. Health officials on Friday said they now have reports of 98 cases in 22 states, with the addition of Mississippi, Tennessee and Wisconsin. 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

Incredibles 2

The_Incredibles_2_ vert Poster Film Review by Kam Williams   Parr Family Back to Battle Diabolical Villain Hypnotizing Humanity It's hard to fathom why it has taken Disney and Pixar 14 years to release a follow-up to The Incredibles. After all, it not only won the Academy Award for Best Read More...

Superfly

Superfly vert poster   Film Review by Kam Williams   Trevor Jackson Plays Iconic Title Character in Stylized Remake of Blaxploitation Era Classic Super Fly (1972) was one of the most profitable of the Blaxploitation Era flicks. Released during the genre's heyday, the picture revolved around its iconic title Read More...

Anthony Bourdain

AB grotto The “Parts Unknown” Interview with Kam Williams (Reprinted from 2014)   A Treasured Tete-a-Tete with the Late Great Chef Chef, author and world traveler Anthony Bourdain was an outspoken trailblazer with unique insights about food, culture and current events. In this 2014 interview, we spoke about his Read More...