Local pastor Jerry Young elected to head National Baptist Convention

September 5, 2014 in News, Religion

By Lonnie Ross Online Editor Young makes history as the first Mississippi pastor to head the largest African American religious organization in the U.S. The pastor of New Hope Baptist […]

THANKSGIVING: transformation of gratitude to living Christ-like

November 27, 2013 in News, Religion

Interview with Pastor Jerry Young of 100-year-old New Hope Church By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor  and Jackie Hampton Publisher New Hope Baptist Church is celebrating its 100th year, 1913-2013, with […]

300 Mississippi girls to enter SEEK – a free Summer Engineering Experience for Kids

March 21, 2013 in Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa


Females only – third and fifth graders, students of color, from Jackson Public Schools and surrounding area have a friend in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

While the NSBE acknowledges that a significant disparity persists in the STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – participation rates among African Americans, it has not taken this bleak assessment lying down….

“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.”….

Jackson matriarch succumbs at age 103

June 13, 2012 in News, Obituaries, Top Stories

Funeral services set for Monday, June 18 by Gail M. Brown Editor Longtime Jackson resident Bernice Mae Allen Stimley died Wednesday morning, June 13, in a Jackson-area hospital. Stimley was […]