Rapper Troy Ave charged with attempted murder in fatal T.I. concert shooting

May 27, 2016 in Entertainment, News

NEW YORK (AP) — Police investigating a deadly shooting at a packed hip-hop concert in New York arrested a Brooklyn rap artist Thursday, saying surveillance footage showed him stalking through […]

Girl abducted, raped by N.H. man thanks him at sentencing for ‘giving me my freedom back

May 27, 2016 in News

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A man who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl when she accepted his offer of a ride home from school because her feet were sore, held her captive […]

Charleston church shooting: Victims’ families support decision to seek death penalty

May 27, 2016 in News, Religion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won’t be at peace until […]

Simmons repays Rush Card holders, pushes for credit reforms

May 26, 2016 in News

    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer Russell Simmons is just starting to regain a little normalcy in his life. He’s back at yoga and the […]

East Village Estates represents revitalization

May 26, 2016 in News

By Shanderia K. Posey Editor Decent, affordable housing in the heart of Jackson is what East Village Estates is all about. The new subdivision, located near the Jackson Medical Mall, […]

Lumumba, Graham seek mayoral post

May 26, 2016 in News

By Shanderia K. Posey Editor The city of Jackson’s mayoral race has officially begun now that Attorney Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham– District 1 have officially […]

Tougaloo’s Two Rivers Gala honors Mississippi icons

May 26, 2016 in Education, News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Contributing Writer Since 2010, Tougaloo College has hosted the Two Rivers Gala/Honors. The Native American word “Tougaloo” means “two rivers.” The college description notes Tougaloo as […]

News Briefs

May 26, 2016 in News Briefs

NAACP meeting set for May 28 in Hattiesburg   The next Mississippi State Conference NAACP State Meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 28 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 900 E […]