Black Press of America awards courageous leaders

September 18, 2019 in News, Uncategorized

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, With a lively and capacity crowd inside the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. Sept. 12, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President […]

Backlash sinks magazine cover deemed racist by many

September 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

By Erica R. Williams, Special to The New Tri-State Defender, Memphis magazine has pulled its September issue after receiving backlash for what some have called a racist cover. The magazine […]

Primary Election Results

August 8, 2019 in News, Uncategorized

Special to The Mississippi Link, In Hinds County, primary election day got off to a rocky start, as early voters experienced broken machines, polling places opening late and missing names […]

Waters to Facebook: ‘‘This hearing is only the first step in our oversight and legislative process’’

July 17, 2019 in News, Uncategorized

NNPA Newswire, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, delivered the following opening statement at a full Committee hearing entitled, “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency and […]

The Favourite

March 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

Film Review by Kam Williams     Olivia Colman Delivers Oscar-Winning Performance in Revisionist Costume Drama Queen Anne (1665-1714) was a sickly monarch whose dozen-year reign ran from 1702 to […]

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 […]

Deep Roots

February 13, 2019 in Entertainment, This Week, Uncategorized

Book Review by Kam Williams   Deep Roots How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics by Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell and Maya Sen Princeton University Press Hardcover, $29.95 296 pages, Illustrated […]

Jealous facing uphill climb to become first black governor of Maryland

August 8, 2018 in News, Uncategorized

By Hazel Trice Edney., Despite defeating six candidates to become the Democratic nominee for governor of Maryland, former NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous is still viewed as the underdog […]