Kappa Community Health Day open to the public, Saturday, May 5

May 3, 2018 in Health, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire The Kappa Health Ambassadors will host Kappa Community Health Day, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Jackson Medical Mall, 350 W. […]

Nation Night Out at the Jackson Medical Mall on October 6

September 29, 2015 in Entertainment, News

Nation Night Out will be held on the grounds of the Jackson Medical Mall on October 6. Volunteers and vendors are being sought for the event that is free and […]

Health advocates decry Mississippi’s lack of Medicaid expansion

October 8, 2014 in Health, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Groups supporting low-income Mississippi residents said Tuesday that elected officials are ignoring 300,000 people and refusing billions of federal dollars by choosing not to expand Medicaid […]

Free oral cancer screening set for Monday and Tuesday

April 22, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Mississippi has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation, with 26 percent of its residents lighting up regularly. But even non-smokers should be aware of the warning signs for oral cancer.

For that reason, physicians and dentists at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Oral Oncology Clinic urge everyone to take advantage of the free oral screenings to be on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23, as part of Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

The oral-screening event will be held at the clinic’s location in the Thad C. Cochran Jackson Medical Mall Thad C. Cochran Center from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. People interested in signing up for a screening are asked to call 601-815-1181.

“Soulful Celebration” tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 17, 2013 in News, Top Stories

A community-wide performing arts youth concert

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa


Tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on what would be his 84th birthday began in Jackson with a “Soulful Celebration” presented by the PERICO Institute for Youth Development, Sunday, Jan. 13.

Held at the Jackson Medical Mall, it was delightful to see the choirs of African American teenagers so poised and reflective of the dignity due Dr. King’s memory….

Busting the Romney myth: ‘47 Percenters’ pour out seeking jobs, not handouts

September 27, 2012 in Business, News, Top Stories, Videos

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Staff Writer

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, “There are 47 percent of the American people who will vote for the president no matter what…, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

Perhaps Romney should have attended the Sept. 26 (and last year’s) 2nd Annual Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair and Business Engagement Summit held at the Jackson Medical Mall on Woodrow Wilson Blvd. In this city of over 75 percent African Americans, there were job seekers who filled the Mall’s hallways stretching over a block long and standing or passing nearly elbow to elbow….

Johnson: ‘We can’t afford for the city to get off track again’

July 12, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Mayor delivers State of The City Address By Othor Cain Managing Editor In a more than 40 minute-speech, Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson  Jr. declared, “The state of the city is […]

National Cancer Survivors Day Highlights at the Jackson Medical Mall

June 4, 2012 in gallery, gallery/news, Health, News

Photos by Gail M. Brown/The Mississippi Link The Rebirth Alliance and the Jackson Medical Mall held a National Cancer Survivors Day event at the Jackson Medical Mall on Saturday, June […]