Tougaloo College to hold memorial service for Mississippi Civil Rights veteran Lawrence Guyot

November 29, 2012 in News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

A memorial service will be held for Mississippi civil rights veteran Lawrence Guyot Monday, Dec. 10, in the historic Woodworth Chapel on the campus of Tougaloo College. Guyot was a Tougaloo graduate, who died Nov. 23, 2012 in Mount Ranier, Md.

Guyot was a leader in the Mississippi movement and worked alongside luminaries like Medgar Evers and Fannie Lou Hamer. He was beaten and jailed for his beliefs and activism but still worked tirelessly and at great personal risk for voter registration of those denied these rights….

Protests against President Obama re-election: Ole Miss and Donald Trump

November 7, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, The Buzz, Top Stories

By Lonnie Ross

Not all Americans were happy about the re-election of President Barack Obama, the first African American president in the history of the United States and the first African American to be re-elected to the same office.

Some citizens decided to express their disgust with the election results publicly on social media and on the streets.

Donald Trump, the outspoken businessman and reality TV star told his Twitter followers Tuesday night he wants Americans to march on Washington to protest the “great and disgusting injustice” of Barack Obama being re-elected as U.S. president….

Members of national denomination return to Jackson for Homegoing Services of Senior Bishop Emeritus Maurice D. Bingham

November 6, 2012 in announcements, News, Obituaries, Religion, Top Stories

Bingham, third Senior Bishop in denomination’s 116-year history

The Mississippi Link Newswire

JACKSON, Miss— On Wednesday, Presiding Bishops, national missionaries, evangelists and members of the Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. will gather from around the country to remember and honor the legacy of Maurice D. Bingham, Senior Bishop Emeritus of the denomination, which has maintained headquarters in Jackson since 1896.

Services will be held 11 a.m. at Christ Temple Cathedral, 845 N. Lamar Street downtown Jackson….

Four and a half decades of service to children at heart

October 18, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Staff Writer

The Friends of Children of Mississippi (FCM), with its executive director from its inception Dr. Marvin Hogan still at the helm, celebrated its 46th Anniversary Monday, Oct. 15.

“Forty-five years ago, there appeared to be very little concern about poor children and families, and Head Start services were not readily available,” said Hogan, in assessment of the four and a half decades he personally has dedicated to child welfare….

UNCF and Tougaloo College at the forefront of creating the next generation of professionals

October 5, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Partying with a Purpose will be the motivational force Friday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Trustmark Ballroom for those attending the 2012 UNCF Masked Ball. The Masked Ball is a major fundraiser for the UNCF Scholarship Campaign at Tougaloo College.

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Tougaloo College have been partners since 1944 tirelessly devoting their energies to increasing the number of minority college graduates. “With the impact of the economic turmoil on the income of families and the shrinking of federal aid, it’s good to have the support of such organizations as UNCF,” commented Patricia Johnson, UNCF Coordinator at Tougaloo College….

3 await hate crime sentencing

June 28, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Top Stories

James Craig Anderson killed in Jackson WAPT.COM A year after James Craig Anderson was run down by a pickup truck, the three teens who pleaded guilty in connection with his […]

Murrah’s Zach Bird drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers

June 7, 2012 in News, Sports

By Tim Ward Sports Writer Unlike other sports, baseball still drafts players fresh out of high school. Most of the time it takes them some years to make it up […]

HIV/AIDS Experts: Prevention pill could encourage risky behavior

May 31, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

By Chris Levister Special from Black Voices News A panel of health experts last week urged the Food and Drug Administration regulators to approve Truvada, made by Gilead Sciences, as […]