COMMENTARY: 50th Anniversary of Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

April 5, 2018 in Editorials, Opinion

By Senator Derrick T. Simmons D-Greenville As we celebrate with sorrow, the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I reflect on his legacy […]

Gun safety is about freedom

March 8, 2018 in Opinion

COMMENTARY By Derrick Johnson President and CEO, NAACP Fear at school was something the Little Rock Nine knew all too well. Facing vitriol, racism and merciless violence, the Little Rock […]

An open letter to White House Presidential Board of Advisors Chair Johnny Taylor

March 6, 2018 in Education, Letters To The Editor, Opinion

The Mississippi Link Newswire Dear Mr. Taylor: Congratulations on your appointment as the Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and […]

Black celebrities, athletes and politicians must respect the black press

November 16, 2017 in Opinion

By Rosetta Miller-Perry, The Tennessee Tribune/NNPA Member, Throughout history, the Black Press has been the best friend that black celebrities, athletes and politicians have ever had. The Black Press often […]

An Open Letter to IHL

May 18, 2017 in Letters To The Editor, Opinion

Dr. Glenn Boyce, Commissioner of Higher Education Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Mr. C. D. Smith Jr., President & Chair of IEO Search Committee Mississippi Institutions of Higher […]

Republican Party & Frankenstein reincarnate

March 29, 2017 in News, Opinion

By Leon Williams Guest Columnist Republicans often refer to Ronald Reagan as the standard-bearer in modern-day American politics. This characterization is troubling considering Reagan was never accepted as a guardian […]

America rarely lets you forget that you’re black

February 9, 2017 in Opinion

By Leonard Pitts, Jr. So I had myself an epiphany. Actually, that’s not quite the right word. An epiphany is a moment of sudden clarity, but mine rolled in […]

Billionaire Bob Johnson calls for Independent Black Political Party in exclusive interview with Blackonomics

January 26, 2017 in Opinion

By Jim Clingman One of the post-election highlights for me was the meeting between Donald Trump and Bob Johnson. Billionaire to billionaire, Democrat to Republican, black to white, businessman […]