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CBC meets with FBI director over Black Identity Extremists report

1 cbcrichmond_amg_fallen_2777_web120By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray failed to explain why the agency he leads changed the name of a domestic terrorism designation from “Black Separatist Extremists” to “Black Identity Extremist,” during a recent meeting with a group of Congressional Black Read More...

A dark cloud looms in Mississippi ahead of Trump’s planned visit

1 trump-mississippi-civil-rights-museumBy Othor Cain, Editor, When news broke that President Donald Trump would visit the Magnolia State to participate in the grand opening of the highly anticipated Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, it sent shockwaves across the Magnolia State. For months, Mississippians have been planning, securing tickets, finalizing Read More...

Mississippi needs a song to sing

DSC04154By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, Minutes after jazz artist Pam Confer sang her new song “Mississippi Beautiful” in the Mississippi State Capitol Rotunda, the world received news that President Donald Trump would be attending the December 9 grand opening of the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. 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

Lady Bird

LB vert poster Film Review by Kam Williams   Saoirse Shines as Rebellious Teen in Touching, Coming-of-Age Adventure Saoirse Ronan is only 23, but she's already been nominated for an Academy Award twice, for Brooklyn (2015) and Atonement (2005). Now, she's a shoo-in to land another nomination for her Read More...

Wonder Wheel

WonderWheel vert poster   Film Review by Kam Williams   New Woody Allen Pic Proves Terribly Disappointing I suppose Woody Allen was due for a dud. After being distracted during the Nineties by a bitter divorce and custody battle, the four-time Oscar-winner had enjoyed quite a resurgence since the turn of Read More...

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas vert posterFilm Review by Kam Williams Sentimental Tale of Redemption Credits a Compassionate Charles Dickens for the Way We Celebrate Christmas Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is considered the preeminent novelist of the Victorian Era because of his touching and timeless tales that shed light on the plight 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

A radical mayor and a conservative governor team up to help JPS

LumumbaBy Othor Cain, Editor, In what one would normally call a “strangeor unusual partnership,” Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba are on one accord when it comes to providing help for the more than 27,000 students in the Jackson Public Schools District. Last Read More...

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...

Opinion

Black celebrities, athletes and politicians must respect the black press

By Rosetta Miller-Perry, The Tennessee Tribune/NNPA Member, Throughout history, the Black Press has been the best friend that black celebrities, athletes and politicians have ever had. The Black Press often covers black public figures from the very start of their careers, before they’re “discovered” by the Read More...

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...

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...