Contractor gets 5 years in Mississippi prison bribery scheme

January 20, 2017 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A businessman who had contracts with the Mississippi prison system has been sentenced to five years in prison in a bribery scheme involving the state’s former […]

In bipartisan nod, GOP-led Mississippi Senate commends Obama

January 20, 2017 in Business, News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama’s agenda. But in a bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the […]

Orlando nightclub gunman’s widow pleads not guilty to helping husband

January 20, 2017 in News, The Buzz

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband’s support of the Islamic State group and […]

Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman extradited to US

January 20, 2017 in News

NEW YORK (AP) — Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to […]

AKA celebrating a legacy of supreme service

January 19, 2017 in News

By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer An overflow crowd made up mainly of women in white dresses and pearls filled Tougaloo College’s Woodworth Chapel Sunday to commemorate the founding 109 […]

Dreams do come true

January 19, 2017 in News

By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer Three Jackson residents had lots of cheer during the holiday season. They moved into new homes – homes of their own – just before […]

Area Greeks participate in coat collection

January 19, 2017 in News

By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer Jackson Metro area residents might not need coats right now but it’s still winter and cold weather will come again before the season is […]

Yes we did: President Obama delivers long goodbye

January 19, 2017 in News

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor The first black President of the United States will leave office at noon January 20. The run-up to his departure has been featured […]