Basketball legend Kobe Bryant – constructing a 2nd act – transcended sports

January 30, 2020 in News

By Barrington M. Salmon,, Sports fans in the United States and around the world – plus people who are not necessarily sports-oriented – are mourning the sudden death of […]

JHLS hosts MLK Essay contests and other activities

January 30, 2020 in News

By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, The Jackson Hinds Library System (JHLS) hosted several programs during the month of January in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Such programs […]

An important step forward for Rx prices

January 30, 2020 in News

By Kimberly L. Campbell, AARP Mississippi State Director, On December 12, 2019, the House of Representatives took a vital step to lower prescription drug costs and passed The Elijah E. […]

Mississippi native headlines FEED

January 24, 2020 in News

Special to the Mississippi Link, The MS Legislative Black Caucus Foundation for Education for Economic Development (FEED) will have its Annual Blackmon, Ellis, Fredericks and Young Banquet, Thursday, January 30, […]

Governor selects committee to search for new MDOC commissioner; appoints interim

January 24, 2020 in News

By Othor Cain, Editor, Tate Reeves was sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th governor Tuesday, Jan. 14, prior to being elected governor, he served as lieutenant governor for the past eight […]

Rev. William Barber addresses systemic racism, poverty and voting rights

January 24, 2020 in News

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, Following the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court case, which gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, 14 states had new voting […]

Inhumane conditions, violence and death represent everyday life at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison

January 24, 2020 in News

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, Tuesday, January 14, hip-hop superstar Jay-Z sued the head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the warden on behalf of 29 prisoners […]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s hope for humanity

January 17, 2020 in News

By Alice Bernstein, Guest Writer, As we observe the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s courageous life with his opposition to racism, poverty and war, I am moved to […]