Gun safety is about freedom

March 8, 2018 in Opinion

COMMENTARY By Derrick Johnson President and CEO, NAACP Fear at school was something the Little Rock Nine knew all too well. Facing vitriol, racism and merciless violence, the Little Rock […]

The Latest: School says student in noose case disciplined

October 26, 2016 in News

WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) – The Latest on allegations that a noose was placed around a black student’s neck in Mississippi (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A lawyer for a south […]

Mississippi faces struggle over Confederate emblem in flag

July 13, 2015 in News

(AP) Now that South Carolina has removed a Confederate battle flag from its statehouse lawn, the next big struggle over Old South symbols is shaping up in Mississippi, where the […]

Federal school report highlights Mississippi racial disparities in education

March 24, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Black students in Mississippi are much more likely to be taught by rookie teachers, and black males are suspended at the second-highest rates in the country. […]

FBI helping investigate ‘racial hate crime’ at Ole Miss integration statue

February 19, 2014 in News

OXFORD, Mississippi (AP) — The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, […]

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…

How Mississippi and Emmett Till shaped the March on Washington

August 28, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

As many across the nation remain in shock and disbelief at the recent verdict in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his case has become hauntingly reminiscent of another black teenager gunned down nearly 60 years ago, where his accusers also went forth free.

The murder of Emmett Till is just as relevant today as it was in 1955 when his death not only sparked an avalanche of public outrage and fear across the south. But it also gave courage and determination to the weary and downtrodden – now wiling to die for equal rights.

Medgar Evers honored at Arlington 50 years after assassination

June 6, 2013 in Events, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Slain NAACP field secretary, civil rights leader, World War II veteran, father and husband – Medgar Wiley Evers, was honored Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery in a wreath-laying ceremony, organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP.) 

Next week will be the 50th anniversary of the assassin’s bullet that killed patriot and stalwart for civil rights – Medgar Evers, a son of Mississippi.  He was respectfully honored Wednesday in a beautiful and well-attended ceremony with distinguished speakers including former President Bill Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, NAACP Mississippi State Conference President Derrick Johnson, NAACP President Ben Jealous and NAACP Chairman Emeritus Myrlie Evers-Williams.  Roland Martin, of TV One and the Tom Joyner Morning Show, presided as Master of Ceremonies.