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Congressional lawmakers introduce bill to examine disparities that impact black men and boys

U. S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), center, introduces a Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.By Jane Kennedy, TriceEdneyWire.com, Nearly five years after Daniel Pantaleo, a New York City policeman, recklessly choked Eric Garner to death, he is just now facing prosecution at a disciplinary trial that may – or may not – lead to his firing. The officers who stood Read More...

Billionaire to pay off student loans for all 400 2019 Morehouse College graduates

SmithBy Frederick H. Lowe, TriceEdneyWire.com, Black billionaire Robert F. Smith has awarded the class of 2019 at Morehouse College for Men a gift graduating seniors and their parents won’t ever forget. Smith, founder and chair of Vista Equity Partners and a philanthropist announced on Sunday that he Read More...

American Association of Blacks In Energy hosted 28th annual scholarship awards program

2 AABE 2019 Scholarship RecipientsThe Mississippi Link Newswire, The Mississippi Chapter of the American Associations of Blacks in Energy (AABE) held the Annual Scholarship Awards Reception at The Hilton Hotel in Jackson. Graduating seniors from across Mississippi received scholarships to pursue careers in energy-related fields. AABE Mississippi Chapter President 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

The Mustang

mustang vert poster  Film Review by Kam Williams Hardened Con Offered Shot at Redemption by Rough-Edged Horse Whisperer Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts) has too quick a fuse to think before he acts. That's why he's done a dozen years and counting in a maximum-security prison for impulsively delivering Read More...

Yardie

Yardie vert poster Film Review by Kam Williams   Elba Makes Directorial Debut with Jamaican Coming-of-Age Drama Dennis “D” Campbell (Aml Ameen) had the misfortune of growing up in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica in the Seventies at a time when the 'hood was infested with drugs. Orphaned Read More...

Unplanned

unplanned vert poster Film Review by Kam Williams   Adaptation of Memoir Recounts Abortion Counselor's Spiritual Transformation Abby Johnson (Ashley Bratcher) was recruited by Planned Parenthood to do volunteer work when she was still an undergrad at Texas A&M. Her first job was to escort women seeking abortions 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

Changing your diet

5 996436_origBy Vince Faust, Special to The Mississippi Link Newspaper, This time of year everybody wants to get next year off to a good start by changing old bad habits. One of the biggest changes most people start is changing their diet. To succeed you need a 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...

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...

Religion

God Bless the Broken Road

God Bless Poster vert Film Review by Kam Williams   Military Widow Loses, Regains Faith in Cliche-Ridden Tale of Redemption Sergeant Darren Hill (Liam Matthews) was just days away from finishing up a tour of duty in Afghanistan when he died during an ambush of his unit. The shocking Read More...

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...

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

Retention efforts help students reach finish line

The Mississippi Link Newswire, The cost of not graduating on time is high, both in terms of additional tuition, room, and board, and lost wages due to the delay in entering the workforce. Mississippi Public Universities understand this and work hard to ensure that students Read More...

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...

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

truths we hold cover square Book Review by Kam Williams   The Truths We Hold An American Journey by Kamala Harris Penguin Press Hardcover, $30. 336 pages ISBN: 978-0-525-56071-5 “We've seen... [the Trump] administration align itself with white supremacists at home and cozy up to dictators abroad; rip babies from their mothers' arms in Read More...

If Beale Street Could Talk

beale st hor 2 Film Review by Kam Williams   Barry Jenkins Directs Faithful Adaptation of Beloved James Baldwin Classic In 1974, James Baldwin published “If Beale Street Could Talk,” a love story, set in Harlem, about a beleaguered black couple's pursuit of the elusive American Dream. Many critics consider Read More...

Blacktrospective 2018

beale st vert poster by Kam Williams Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema Best Big Budget Black Films 1. If Beale Street Could Talk 2. Black Panther 3. Green Book 4. The Hate U Give 5. The Equalizer 2 6. Uncle Drew 7. BlacKkKlansman 8. Superfly 9. Nobody's Fool 10. A Wrinkle in Time Best Read More...