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The Gospel According to André

Andre poster vert Film Review by Kam Williams   Riveting Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Fashionista André Leon Talley was born on October 16, 1949 in Washington, DC, but raised in Durham, NC by his maternal grandmother, Bennie Davis. Even though she was a housekeeper who scrubbed floors at Duke Read More...

George Takei

Takei vert headshot The “American” Interview with Kam Williams   Legendary Thespian Reflects on Mistreatment of Japanese-Americans during WWII Despite an enviable career spanning six decades, George Takei remains best- known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Lt. Read More...

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Pope Francis vert poster Film Review by Kam Williams   Papal Profile Paints Intimate Portrait of the People's Pontiff Who is Pope Francis? Baptized Jorge Mario Bergoglio, he was born in Argentina on December 17, 1936. He would follow his calling at an early age by entering the seminary 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

Wim Wenders

Wim_Wenders_vert “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” Interview with Kam Williams   The Three-Time Oscar-Nominee Delivers a Reflective Homily Wim Wenders came to international prominence as one of the pioneers of the New German Cinema during the Seventies and is considered one of the most important figures in Read More...

Carter & June

Carter & June poster vert Film Review by Kam Williams Bank Heist Dramedy Has Shades of Baby Driver Baby Driver was this critic's pick for the #1 movie of 2017. It never takes very long for idea-bereft Hollywood to imitate a big hit. Exhibit A: Carter & June, a bank Read More...

The Gospel According to André

Andre poster vert Film Review by Kam Williams   Riveting Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Fashionista André Leon Talley was born on October 16, 1949 in Washington, DC, but raised in Durham, NC by his maternal grandmother, Bennie Davis. Even though she was a housekeeper who scrubbed floors at Duke 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

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...

Giving back at the park

homeless4by scouts and community groups Ineva May-Pittman Park • Jackson, Miss. • April 21 By Jackie Hampton Publisher Words of thanks from the homeless, needy and those that proclaimed they were just temporarily down on their luck were expressed Saturday morning at the Ineva May-Pitman Park, formally known as 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

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...

Diane Nash: A Civil Rights Icon Celebrates her 80th Birthday

By Marc H. Morial President and CEO National Urban League “She would not be moved. I felt my voice go up another decibel and another decibel and soon I was shouting. ‘Young woman, do you understand what you’re doing? You’re going to get somebody killed!’ And there’s Read More...

The reasons why the U.S. has never achieved greatness

By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com A recent column by a black Republican activist in the Washington Informer included the following: “But to my liberal friends who constantly ask ‘When was America great?’ I simply say that America was great when Lincoln freed the slaves. America was Read More...

The Buzz

Carter & June

Carter & June poster vert Film Review by Kam Williams Bank Heist Dramedy Has Shades of Baby Driver Baby Driver was this critic's pick for the #1 movie of 2017. It never takes very long for idea-bereft Hollywood to imitate a big hit. Exhibit A: Carter & June, a bank Read More...

The Gospel According to André

Andre poster vert Film Review by Kam Williams   Riveting Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Fashionista André Leon Talley was born on October 16, 1949 in Washington, DC, but raised in Durham, NC by his maternal grandmother, Bennie Davis. Even though she was a housekeeper who scrubbed floors at Duke Read More...

Life of the Party

life-of-the-party vert poster Film Review by Kam Williams   Just-Dumped Divorcee' Returns to College in Bawdy, Midlife Crisis Comedy Deanna Miles (Melissa McCarthy) was a junior in college when she got pregnant and dropped out of school to have the baby. She married her boyfriend, Dan (Matt Walsh), who Read More...