Chokwe Lumumba celebrates win in Jackson mayoral democratic runoff (VIDEO)

May 22, 2013 in News, Top Stories, Videos

WATCH VIDEO:
Jackson city councilman Chowke Lumumba along with family and supporters celebrates his victory over Jonathan Lee in the Jackson Mayoral Democratic Runoff on Tuesday, May 21 2013….

VIDEO: Reaction to the Obama/Romney 2nd Debate

October 17, 2012 in News, Top Stories, Videos

Video of a community forum hosted by The Mississippi Link.
The community panel discussed the debate immediately after the conclusion of the nationally televised event:
Watch the video…

Jackson native ‘Montford Marine’ received Congressional Gold Medal 69 years later

October 4, 2012 in News, Top Stories, Videos

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Staff Writer

One would be hard pressed to find an African American who had not heard of the historic Tuskegee Airmen, the black pilots who broke the color barrier during World War II, trained at Tuskegee, Ala., especially now that a 2011 movie was released in their honor.

Some may know about the Buffalo Soldiers who formed the 9th and 10th calvary and 24th and 25th infantry of the U.S. Army starting in 1866. Native Americans coined the phrase “Buffalo” soldier because of the texture of the men’s hair….

News video production premiers today: Socrates Garrett Live

October 1, 2012 in News, Opinion, Top Stories, Videos

The Mississippi Link launched its new regular video news feature: Socrates Garrett Live. Garrett, a Jackson native and businessman shares his take on news stories of interest. The Mississippi Link will air his videos each week.

This first video is about the use (or missuse) of Tiger Woods at this past weekend’s Ryder Cup competition.

Busting the Romney myth: ‘47 Percenters’ pour out seeking jobs, not handouts

September 27, 2012 in Business, News, Top Stories, Videos

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Staff Writer

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, “There are 47 percent of the American people who will vote for the president no matter what…, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

Perhaps Romney should have attended the Sept. 26 (and last year’s) 2nd Annual Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair and Business Engagement Summit held at the Jackson Medical Mall on Woodrow Wilson Blvd. In this city of over 75 percent African Americans, there were job seekers who filled the Mall’s hallways stretching over a block long and standing or passing nearly elbow to elbow….

2nd Annual Job for Jacksonians Job Fair held at Jackson Medical Mall

September 26, 2012 in News, Top Stories, Videos

The Mississippi Link reporter Ayesha K. Mustafaa interviews Louis Armstrong, Deputy Director of the city of Jackson Human and Cultural Services at the 2nd Annual Job For Jacksonians Job Fair held at the Jackson Medical Mall, today, September 26.

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Organizers of Walk to End Alzheimer’s: ‘Keep the robber at bay’

September 19, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories, Videos

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Staff Writer
As the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Mississippi was set to begin, former editor of The Mississippi Link, Gail Brown, whose father succumbed to this dreaded disease, put out the rallying call:
“Alzheimer’s is like a robber that goes in and out of the homes of families, stealing its victims’ memory and quality of life.” …

VIDEO: Were you there? The Jackson Walk To End Alzeheimer’s 2012

September 17, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories, Videos

WATCH THE VIDEO: Were you there? This is a glance around the scene of The Walk To End Alzheimer’s at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson Mississippi on September 15 2012. Video and interviews by The Mississippi Link news media company. Recorded by The Mississippi Link reporter Ayesha K. Mustafaa…