Yet another march in Selma – the birthplace of modern democracy in America

March 7, 2019 in News

By Jesse Jackson,,   This past weekend, political leaders from across the country gathered in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” the 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge […]

College Hill celebrates BHM

February 28, 2019 in News

By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, Like so many African- American churches, members of College Hill Baptist church consider every month Black History month; however, on February 21 C.J. Rhodes, pastor of […]

Sallie Hemings, First Lady

February 28, 2019 in News

By Evelia Jones, Special to The Mississippi Link, It is now widely understood that my ancestor Sally Hemings, an enslaved black woman, was the intimate companion of Thomas Jefferson for […]

Director Spike Lee wins first Oscar at 91st Annual Academy Awards

February 28, 2019 in News

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor, Director Spike Lee, who was famously passed over for Best Film and Best Director for his 1992 film “Malcolm X,” won his first […]

ACLU executive ready to lead attorney general’s office in Mississippi

February 21, 2019 in News, Uncategorized

By Othor Cain, Editor, Jennifer Riley Collins, who currently serves as the executive director for the ACLU in Mississippi, announced to a standing room only audience that she is seeking […]

Black community divided over whether Va.’s Gov. Northam should resign

February 21, 2019 in News

By Jeremy Lazarus,, To condemn or to forgive? That question is dividing African-American clergy, congregants and others dealing with the revelations that Virginia’s governor and attorney general decades ago […]

Former Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree enters race for Secretary of State

February 21, 2019 in News

By Othor Cain, Editor, The slate of democrats running for statewide office this year is quite impressive by many accounts and Tuesday, another well-known democrat qualified to run for secretary […]

Open Letter: To The Citizens of Hinds County and Beyond

February 14, 2019 in News

My name is Tyrone Lewis and this letter is another step toward regaining something that was maliciously taken from me: my good name and reputation. From 1983-2015, I served you […]