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Out of the shadows: Overt racism flourishes in the American south in the Trump era

Myrlie Evers, a civil rights activist and the widow of Medgar Evers, said that she was in a state of despair, hurt and anger following the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va. In this photo Myrlie Evers, speaks during the special tribute to the life and legacy of Dick Gregory in Landover, Md. photo by Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPABy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of, more than Read More...

Nissan Canton host its 15th annual Family Fun Day

Nissan employees and family arrive for Family Fun Day on the grounds of the plant in Canton, Miss.  PHOTOS COURTESY OF NISSANBy Othor Cain, Editor, For the last 15 years, the first of which happened before the plant even began production (2002), the Nissan plant in Canton has hosted an annual Family Fun Day. The day is filled with food, fun and freebies as a means of Read More...

The Byram Clinton Norrell Road Corridor one step closer to becoming reality

1 _Groundbreaking 1By Othor Cain, Editor, It has been years in the making, in fact decades, but Tuesday, Oct. 3 a giant step forward was taken when the board of supervisors in Hinds County hosted a ground breaking ceremony for the Byram Clinton Norrell Rd Corridor. Located in the Read More...

Sports

Abdul-Jabbar: 1-and-done makes college hoops a ‘travesty’

800 (5)By BRIAN MAHONEY NEW YORK (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar likes experienced players, part of the reason he picked San Antonio to knock off Golden State. And it’s one reason he thinks John Wooden wouldn’t have the same enjoyment or success if he were coaching today. His Read More...

Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction is tossed after suicide

800 (4)By DENISE LAVOIE FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling that case law in Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions Read More...

School officials charged for failure to report coach

YI_fM11iBRUCE, Miss. (AP) - Three school district employees in Mississippi have been charged for failing to report inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student. The Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2oPlktc ) that Calhoun County superintendent Mike Moore, Bruce High School principal Michael Gillespie and Bruce Read More...

Entertainment

American Made

AM ver pos Film Review by Kam Williams   Tom Cruise Stars in Biopic about Airline Pilot-Turned-Infamous Drug Smuggler   Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) was gainfully employed as a commercial airline pilot when he was surreptitiously recruited by a CIA agent (Domnhall Gleeson). The Agency wanted him to fly covert Read More...

We Were Eight Years in Power

WW8YiP CoverBook Review by Kam Williams   We Were Eight Years in Power An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates One World Hardcover, $28.00 394 pages ISBN: 978-0-399-59056-6   *"For so much of American history, the fact of black people is a problem... The demonstrable truth has been evaded in favor of a more comforting story... [But Read More...

Victoria & Abdul

V&A vert poster 2 Film Review by Kam Williams   Brit Biopic Chronicles Unlikely Friendship Forged between Queen Mum and Muslim Manservant In 1887, 24 year-old Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) moved from India to England where he found work as a waiter at Queen Victoria's (Judi Dench) Golden Jubilee. Soon Read More...

Business

New Fresh Food Market in South Jackson

ffe942b1f9afca4edc7a6e63af13f1d0New grocery opens in the old Kroger location on Terry Road after receiving fnancing through HOPE The Mississippi Link Newswire HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union) and Jackson Cash & Carry owner Greg Price joined local leaders and community members May 5, to celebrate the ribbon-cutting Read More...

Regions Bank expanding operation in south Mississippi

Regions-BankHATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Regions Bank says it is building a 75,000-square-foot operations center that could open by early 2019 Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The bank announced the project Monday, saying it will create 91 new jobs. That will bring Regions' total employment to 420 in the Read More...

United Airlines' profits dropped 69 percent in 1Q, even before man was dragged off plane

22494399-mmmain DALLAS (AP) -- United Airlines' profit plunged 69 percent in the first three months of the year, and that was before the terrible publicity surrounding the dragging of a bloodied passenger off a plane. The cost of fuel, labor and maintenance all rose sharply in Read More...

Health

Mena, panel of experts create first-ever care standard for men who have sex with men

Mississippi Link Newswire, When it comes to the health of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, the absence of a national standard of care leaves a critical gap for a population already at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and related health Read More...

The most valuable gift

Dr. Timothy Quinn, Quinn Healthcare, When asked to write this article on healthy tips for parents preparing to help their children get off to a good school year, I thought long and hard. I thought about healthy dietary suggestions. I thought about mentioning tips for good Read More...

Obama urges Congress to show 'courage' on health care

460x By BOB SALSBERG BOSTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, in his first public comments about the ongoing debate over his signature health care plan, implored members of Congress on Sunday to demonstrate political courage even if it goes against their party's positions. Obama briefly returned Read More...

Religion

College Hill celebrates 7th Anniversary of Pastor Williams

18-DSC05403By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, When asked to describe his seventh year celebration as pastor of College Hill Baptist Church, Pastor Michael T. Williams replied, “This is one of the few times in my life that I am without words.” He went on to say that “this Read More...

Street speaks at annual mission day

1-CHCMissionday2017By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, College Hill Baptist Church celebrated its’ annual Mission Day Sunday at 4 p.m. with Lo Ester Benson presiding and Latasha Street serving as guest speaker.  They are members of the mission  ministry at College Hill located at 1600 Florence Avenue in Jackson. Mission Read More...

150 year old church celebrates Men and Women’s Day

JHSpecial to The Mississippi Link One hundred-ffty years ago, African- American men were granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C., Morehouse College, a private, historically-black college for men was established and under a brush arbor in the Mississippi community of Learned, the Oak Grove Read More...

Obituaries

Tribute to Mother

Tribute to Mother PhotoBy Emma Harris My mother is no longer close by, nor is she a phone call away, but I want to share a message about her for this Mother’s Day One of her favorite scriptures came from 2 Timothy 2:15. “Study to shew thyself approved Read More...

Allen Harper lived his mission: ‘To Protect and Serve’

1 COVER-Allen-picDowntown cop died Friday due to injuries in motorcycle accident By Othor Cain Editor Saturday, April 1, started out as a pretty normal day for Jackson police officer Cpl. Allen Harper Jr. He did chores around the house, ran errands and checked off his to-do-list as Read More...

In Memoriam: Pamela Parice Curry

1 CurryThe Mississippi Link Newswire Pamelia Parice Curry is the oldest daughter of Laura Curry Hough and Chester Curry. She was born in Jackson Mississippi September 18, 1956. She transitioned from pain and suffering on earth to her heavenly home Tuesday, April 4, 2017, where she Read More...

Education

JPS remains hopeful, continues focus on academic achievement

By Dr. Freddrick Murray, Interim Superintendent JPS, Commentary, A cloud of uncertainty hangs over Jackson Public Schools, the second largest school district in the state of Mississippi with nearly 27,000 students. While the district is hopeful, it is pensive as it awaits a decision from Governor Phil Read More...

JPS students speak OUT on possible “State Takeover”

1 IMG_8724 By Othor Cain, Editor, Nearly a dozen students gathered on the steps of City Hall in Jackson Monday to express their concerns about a possible state takeover of the second largest school district in the state. The fate of the Jackson Public Schools (JPS) District is Read More...

Jackson Northwest Middle School students holds mock elections

Student receives instruction from Hinds Co. Circuit Clerk Zack Wallace.The Mississippi Link Newswire, Last week District 2 Hinds County Election Commissioner Toni Johnson held mock elections for 7th and 8th grade students at Northwest Middle School in Jackson. Johnson believes that as an elected official that deals directly with voting, it’s her responsibity to educate Read More...

Opinion

An Open Letter to IHL

JSU 3.14.13 Dr. Glenn Boyce, Commissioner of Higher Education gboyce@ihl.state.ms.us Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Mr. C. D. Smith Jr., President & Chair of IEO Search Committee board@ihl.state.ms.us Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees Poised on the advent of the announcement of the preferred candidate for Read More...

Republican Party & Frankenstein reincarnate

DSC_1769By Leon Williams Guest Columnist Republicans often refer to Ronald Reagan as the standard-bearer in modern-day American politics. This characterization is troubling considering Reagan was never accepted as a guardian of African American causes. He demonstrated a proclivity to use race as a wedge issue Read More...

America rarely lets you forget that you’re black

1 LeonardPittsBy Leonard Pitts, Jr. lpitts@miamiherald.com So I had myself an epiphany. Actually, that’s not quite the right word. An epiphany is a moment of sudden clarity, but mine rolled in slowly, like dawn on a crystal morning. I’m not sure when it began. Maybe it was Read More...

The Buzz

The Latest: Teen tells police that another suspect shot boy

13913037_G JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a 6-year-old boy who was in a car that was stolen in Mississippi (all times local): 6 p.m. A sworn statement shows a Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old boy told Read More...

Official: Boy found dead in car that was stolen, 3 arrests

APTOPIX Missing BoyBy JEFF AMY Associated Press GLUCKSTADT, Miss. (AP) - Three young Mississippi men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead Thursday in his mother's stolen car and the suspects will be charged with capital murder, authorities said. Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest Read More...

Police search for boy who was inside car when it was stolen

13913037_G JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities across Mississippi are searching for a young boy who was inside a car when it was stolen from a grocery store parking lot in Jackson. Police say they've issued a child abduction alert in the search for 6-year-old Kingston Frazier Read More...