Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. The bill, called Read More


Free The Land

Brother Chokwe Lumumba was victorious in improving the condition of the downtrodden By Alice Thomas-Tisdale Special to the NNPA from the Jackson Advocate The shocking news of the passing of Chokwe Lumumba on Tuesday, not only went viral, but global. Lumumba was Jackson’s mayor but the world’s Read More


2 Miss. Museums to Take on its Turbulent History

by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi breaks ground Thursday on side-by-side museums that are expected to break ground of their own in how they depict the Southern state once rocked by racial turmoil, one promising a frank focus on civil Read More

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Troubled Waters on the Mighty Mississippi

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist The Mississippi River is a great blessing from God. Besides being the largest river in our nation, it is a major vehicle of commerce.  It borders the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Read More