JACKSON (AP) — Jackson Public School officials were asking parents and students to find alternate transportation today as a school bus driver walkout entered a second day. The drivers staged a walkout yesterday demanding more […]
By Lonnie Ross Jackson Police Department (JPD) increased their police presence Wednesday, November 20, after they were called in to stop a series of fights at Murrah High School in Jackson. The school was placed […]
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….. […]
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.”…. […]
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…. […]
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…. […]
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…. […]
By Tim Ward
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. […]