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Special 90th Birthday Salute to Luther B. Buckley

By Melvin V. Priester Jr.

Special to The Mississippi Link

Frederick Douglass said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” In that spirit, Saturday, March 2, 2013, a tribute was held at Lanier High School honoring its retired principal Luther B. Buckley on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

Very few have “built stronger children” and put in action Douglass’ words better than Principal Buckley. Legendary for his embrace of all children, Buckley guided Lanier High School during the tumultuous Civil Rights era when “Separate but Equal” was the standard in Mississippi….. […]


Senator Hillman Frazier speaks at Lester Elementary School

By Jackie Hampton


Several local politicians and dignitaries attended the 15th annual Black History month program at Lester Elementary School on Valentine’s Day. Jackson Public School Superintendent Cedrick Gray was also in attendance.

Senator Hillman Frazier, guest speaker for the morning event, said “I have never seen so many politicians in one setting at one time – when it was not about running for office.”…. […]


JPS Supt. Cedrick Gray salutes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Veterans

The Mississippi Link Newswire

JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray served as the keynote speaker for the birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center Jan. 11.

Gray emphasized how Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be a day on and not off for all Americans, encouraging those in attendance to volunteer and make a difference in their community. He challenged the audience to take action by helping those who are suffering and in need…. […]


A final look at Headlines in 2012

Stories that impacted Mississippians

Compiled by Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor
Over the past 19 years, The Mississippi Link has not missed a week of reporting on impactful events in the state and across the nation. The year 2012 in review shows a continuation of this commitment to bring to its readers the news and views that have shaped the lives of Mississippians and beyond. Out of 52 weeks of continuous publication, we now reflect on the top 20 headlines of 2012…. […]


Mississippi remembers victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School

First memorial bell-ringing ceremony held at Jackson State University

Friday prayer vigils scheduled throughout city

Governor calls for moment of silence

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor

From the Governor’s office, the Mississippi Department of Education, Jackson Public Schools and Jackson State University, Mississippians expressed their sorrow and concern for the safety of all school children, after the Dec. 14 murder of 20 children and six adults by a lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn…. […]


Happy Homecoming??

By Tim Ward

Sports Writer

One of the first things looked at once a football schedule is released is the date for homecoming. This is true for high school, college and now some middle schools. This gives alumni the opportunity to come home to rekindle what should be fond memories at their respective institutions.

Not wanting to put a damper on the party, the football team usually plays an opponent they can beat. With all that in mind, Jim Hill and Murrah alumni were wondering how Northwest Rankin and Clinton were chosen respectively as opponents for homecoming. […]