By Janice K. Neal-Vincent Contributing Writer Judah school of Performing Arts debuted its ‘Journey to Freedom’ production, written and directed by Monica Jones, at Northwest Rankin High School Performing Arts Building (Flowood, Miss.) February 26. The stellar-performance, sold out production, reflected the brutal treatment of the African-American race during slavery which gave rise to slave […]
Program honors icons of Black History in state By Natalie Bell Contributing Writer For one amazing evening Feb. 11, family and friends, distinguished guests and members of the public joined New Hope Baptist Church in celebrating the enduring achievements of four mentors and role models while also paying tribute to the long tradition of African-American […]
By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer Isaiah Madison’s name might not be one that readily comes to mind but his impact on higher education in Mississippi is as remarkable as the red clay soil that covers the state. The late Rev. Dr. Madison was among attorneys who spent years working on the Ayers lawsuit against […]
School founded in 1907 for Blacks By Natalie Bell Special to The Mississippi Link The incredible resilience of black Mississippians in the era of racial segregation still resonates at Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute, a century-old institution still standing strong in the south-central area of the state, in rural Jefferson Davis County. A Board of […]
By STACY A. ANDERSON WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called “the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”Obama was joined by his wife, Michelle, as they hosted a White House reception for Black History Month. The president said his family, including daughters Sasha and Malia, […]
As a very young boy, I would love to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. The programs were all re-runs from the 1930’s and 40’s and they featured the main character leading, outsmarting and outfighting the savage native Africans as he roamed the jungle swinging from tree to tree. One […]
African Americans, Black History Month is in February. It hasn’t changed, so please my Black Brothers and Sisters, let us not waste another 28 days sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the clouds roll away. It just doesn’t make sense that approximately 42 million African Americans will not come together and let this […]
An open letter to the more than 42 million African Americans in these United States. By Pastor Jimmy Terry, Sr.