In Memoriam: She was the first black woman mayor in Mississippi

May 16, 2019 in News

By Linnea Crowther, Guest Writer, Unita Blackwell was a civil rights activist who rose from an early life as a sharecropper to become an advisor to seven presidents and the […]

Corky Lee, The Transcontinental Railroad and “The Force of Ethics”

May 16, 2019 in News

By Alice Bernstein,, This year marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of our nation’s Transcontinental Railroad (TCR), an engineering feat considered one of the wonders of the world. […]

Local singer gets statewide recognition

May 16, 2019 in News

By Othor Cain, Editor, Jazz artist Pam Confer is one step closer to her dream, of making her recently released song, “Mississippi Beautiful,” become the state’s anthem. Last week, Mississippi […]

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9832 44th annual Loyalty Day program

May 16, 2019 in News

By Jeffory McKenzie, Guesst Writer, For the past 44 years, on the 1st Sunday in the month of May, at the annual Loyalty Day Program, the Veterans of Foreign Wars […]

Tougaloo College salutes the Golden Class of 69 during Sesquicentennial Commencement Exercises

May 8, 2019 in News

By Paulette Hayes Patton, Guest Writer, As hundreds of students rushed out of the gates of Tougaloo College last week, hundreds of former students rushed to come in; both to […]

Charlotte Seals named Superintendent of Madison County Schools

May 8, 2019 in News

The Mississippi Link Newswire, The Madison County Board of Education proudly announces the selection of Charlotte Seals as Superintendent of Education. “Mrs. Seals is an outstanding educator and leader with […]

Facebook bans Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam

May 8, 2019 in News

By Frederick H. Lowe,, Facebook and Instagram have banned Minister Louis Farrakhan, the highly regarded leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, after lumping him together with paranoid white […]

Crump, NAACP, NNPA to demonstrate after police brutality incident in Florida

May 1, 2019 in News

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, The Broward County Chapter of the NAACP will lead a march and rally to demand the termination and criminal prosecution of two Florida […]