Tribute to Mother

May 11, 2017 in News, Obituaries

By Emma Harris My mother is no longer close by, nor is she a phone call away, but I want to share a message about her for this Mother’s Day […]

Allen Harper lived his mission: ‘To Protect and Serve’

April 13, 2017 in News, Obituaries

Downtown cop died Friday due to injuries in motorcycle accident By Othor Cain Editor Saturday, April 1, started out as a pretty normal day for Jackson police officer Cpl. Allen […]

In Memoriam: Pamela Parice Curry

April 13, 2017 in News, Obituaries

The Mississippi Link Newswire Pamelia Parice Curry is the oldest daughter of Laura Curry Hough and Chester Curry. She was born in Jackson Mississippi September 18, 1956. She transitioned from […]

In Memoriam: Legendary journalist Claude Lewis dies at age 82

March 23, 2017 in Obituaries

By Enid Doggett NABJ The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the passing of NABJ founder Claude Lewis, also a founder of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ). […]

Chuck Berry, Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer, dies at 90

March 23, 2017 in Entertainment, Obituaries

By Jon Pareles Associated Press Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confi dence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as […]

Mississippi minister who condemned racism in 1960s dies

March 10, 2017 in News, Obituaries

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Keith Tonkel, one of 28 white United Methodist ministers who signed a statement condemning segregation and racism in the Deep […]

Iconic coach legend succumbs

February 23, 2017 in Obituaries, Sports

By Tim Ward chopitupsports.com Before there was coach TJ Billups, before coach Wayne Brent, before coach Luther Riley, there was coach Orsmond Jordan Jr. Short in stature, tall in resume’. […]

Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

February 13, 2017 in Entertainment, Obituaries

By LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing […]