Alcorn State and Chamberlain-Hunt to hold joint Founders Day, Haley to Speak

September 22, 2013 in Education, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire
Lorman, Miss. – Alcorn State University and Chamberlain-Hunt Academy will celebrate a joint Founders Day Convocation at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 27 in the historic Oakland Memorial Chapel on Alcorn’s Lorman campus. The speaker for the event is Ambassador George Haley – brother of Alcorn alumnus and Roots author, Alex Haley…

Editor who grew up black in Nazi Germany dies

January 30, 2013 in News, Obituaries

Hans Massaquoi, a former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote a memoir about his unusual childhood growing up black in Nazi Germany, has died. He was 87.

His son said Massaquoi died Jan. 19, on his birthday, in Florida. He had been hospitalized over the Christmas holidays.

Ben Vereen files for divorce from wife of 36 years

September 21, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen has filed for divorce from his wife of 36 years.

Court records in Los Angeles show Vereen filed the petition on Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences. The actor-dancer married wife Nancy Bruner Vereen in July 1976, although his filing states the pair separated in March.