UNCF and Tougaloo College at the forefront of creating the next generation of professionals

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Partying with a Purpose will be the motivational force Friday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Trustmark Ballroom for those attending the 2012 UNCF Masked Ball. The Masked Ball is a major fundraiser for the UNCF Scholarship Campaign at Tougaloo College.

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Tougaloo College have been partners since 1944 tirelessly devoting their energies to increasing the number of minority college graduates. “With the impact of the economic turmoil on the income of families and the shrinking of federal aid, it’s good to have the support of such organizations as UNCF,” commented Patricia Johnson, UNCF Coordinator at Tougaloo College…. […]


Woman’s body found; suspect arrested

The body of a 59-year-old Brandon woman feared kidnapped has been found near Tougaloo College in Madison County, and police say her alleged assailant is jailed on murder charges.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey tells The Clarion-Ledger Lenora Patsy Edhegard was found dead Tuesday night. He didn’t give details on her cause of death. […]


Busting the Romney myth: ‘47 Percenters’ pour out seeking jobs, not handouts

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Staff Writer

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, “There are 47 percent of the American people who will vote for the president no matter what…, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

Perhaps Romney should have attended the Sept. 26 (and last year’s) 2nd Annual Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair and Business Engagement Summit held at the Jackson Medical Mall on Woodrow Wilson Blvd. In this city of over 75 percent African Americans, there were job seekers who filled the Mall’s hallways stretching over a block long and standing or passing nearly elbow to elbow…. […]


Reed: “I’m ready to serve”

Former ‘railroad’ man steps into political fray

By Othor Cain

Managing Editor

After attending a local Democratic caucus meeting earlier this year at Provine High School in Jackson and at the urging of some in attendance. There James Reed left with the understanding that it was his time to offer himself as a public servant. “I really didn’t have this on my radar,” Reed said. “But after being asked to run, praying about it and discussing it with my wife, I decided to do it.”

Reed is seeking the office of Election Commissioner for District 1 in Hinds County. […]