Thursday, October 22, 2020

Mississippi

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss.  — The family of a man killed in 1966 by the Ku Klux Klan received a private preview Friday of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum that is opening next month. Vernon Dahmer (DAY'-mur) of...
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night...
The 2018 Southern Heritage Classic will go down as one of the most memorable ever. There were no winners. No losers. Just rain. LOTS of rain. Thunder and lightning too. So much so that SHC officials finally decided the...
Award-winning journalist and author Jesse J. Holland, who authored the official companion novel to the Academy Award-winning movie blockbuster “Black Panther,” was among those getting nods at the Nominees Luncheon for the NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon held in...
By Othor Cain (The Mississippi Link/NNPA Member) Chokwe Antar Lumumba became the youngest mayor in the history of Jackson, Miss., when he was sworn-in last month in front of a standing room-only crowd at Jackson’s Convention Center Complex. Lumumba, 34, defeated...
Luberta Elliott Smith, the widow of the first African American elected mayor of Holly Springs, Miss., and a long-serving teacher in the Marshall County Schools system, passed on Monday at Christopher’s Personal Care Home in Holly Springs. She was 84. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be traveling to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a new civil rights museum. That's according to a White House official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the...
A little over a week ago, the activist group Until Freedom, traveled from New York City to Jackson, Mississippi, in an effort to seek justice for the inmates in the Mississippi State Penitentiary
So while I was covering the "Make America Great Again" rally in Southaven Tuesday night, Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer was a couple of hours further south in Greenville, campaigning for Democratic Senatorial candidate Mike Espy. And whle driving that...
Left to right: Kingston Frazier, 6; Suspects: Dwan Wakefield; D'Allen Washington; Byron McBride. (Photo: Mississippi Highway Patrol/Madison County Detention Center)On Thursday, a 6-year-old boy was found dead of a gunshot to the head in the back of a car...
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