Courtney Pearson elected first black Homecoming Queen at Ole Miss

October 19, 2012 in Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Campaigning was challenging and winning the election was rewarding, but making history in the process is mind-boggling for Courtney Roxanne Pearson, who recently became the University of Mississippi’s first African-American homecoming queen.

The 21-year-old senior English secondary education major from Memphis won the title in a run-off during annual campus personality elections.

Funeral held for state’s first black female Republican mayor

May 10, 2012 in News, Obituaries, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land  TCHULA – Funeral services were held Saturday for Mississippi’s first black Republican female mayor, Yvonne Rayford Brown. Brown, 59, died of cancer on Monday, April 23, at […]