The Latest: Obamas perform double duty on King Day

January 19, 2016 in News

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — The latest on rallies, marches and speeches honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: (all times eastern) 2:20 p.m. President Barack Obama and first lady […]

State honors King, Lee

January 14, 2016 in News

Governor, other leaders share thoughts on holiday By Shanderia K. Posey Editor As the state prepares to honor civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18, state and […]

Is King’s dream dead or alive in 2016?

January 14, 2016 in News

By Janice K. Neal-Vincent Contributing Writer Since its 1954 origin the Civil Rights Movement frequently visits and rests upon America’s conscience. Equally, the rise of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther […]

Human Rights/Women’s Advocate Succumbs

September 30, 2013 in News, Obituaries, Top Stories

By David Stokes/NNPA
Special To The Mississippi Link

After suffering a massive stroke and its debilitating effects for over a week, Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery, wife of civil rights leader Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, and founder and board chair of SCLC/WOMEN (Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now), Inc., died last week in her southwest Atlanta home upon leaving a local hospital after doctors asserted there was nothing more medically that could be done for her…