“Back in the Day” month long presentations at New Hope Baptist Church bring history to life

March 7, 2013 in Top Stories

By Joy Brashears

and Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Special to The Mississippi Link

On Thursday, Feb. 28, New Hope Baptist Church culminated its month long celebration of Black History month, themed “Back in the Day,” with a tribute to Medgar Wiley Evers. Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams also was honored. Dr. Tonya Moore, the niece of Medgar, was the moderator.

Giving remarks were Medgar’s daughter Reena Evers-Everette and his brother Charles Evers. The children of New Hope brightened the program with their lively performances, including the song “Kum Ba Yah.”….

Mississippi native and NBA star stays connected to home

February 21, 2013 in Top Stories

By Lonnie Ross

Online Editor

Al Ricardo Jefferson is a Black History maker, born and raised in Mississippi. He uses his stardom and financial success in the NBA to make a difference in his home state state.

He took time out of his busy schedule to host the 2nd annual Community Service Week in his hometown of Prentiss. The week-long event, which was held at the same gym Jefferson played high school hoops, ….

Mississippi entrepreneur J. Bolin: young, gifted and black

February 21, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa


Jason Bolin, 30, is a progressive young black. He is a man with a profession filled with hopes and dreams and aspirations to go further in life. He thinks about how he can help others to become unselfish, sharing, paying it forward while maintining a focus on family values….

Senator Hillman Frazier speaks at Lester Elementary School

February 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Jackie Hampton


Several local politicians and dignitaries attended the 15th annual Black History month program at Lester Elementary School on Valentine’s Day. Jackson Public School Superintendent Cedrick Gray was also in attendance.

Senator Hillman Frazier, guest speaker for the morning event, said “I have never seen so many politicians in one setting at one time – when it was not about running for office.”….

B.B. King Museum hosts Black History Month Musical Celebration

February 7, 2013 in Education, Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

In keeping with their mission to preserve the rich culture and music of the Mississippi Delta, The B.B. King Museum will host free musical programs every Thursday in February in honor of Black History Month.

On Feb. 7, the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature the music of: The Eastside High School Choir; The Greenwood High School Choir and the Restoration Ministries Academy.

Museum director, Dion Brown, said this month’s program is just a preview of what The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center will offer to the public in 2013.

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