Fresh Prince’s James Avery deceased

James Avery has died at the age of 65. The actor – best known for playing Uncle Philip Banks on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – died at an L.A. hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Top ten news events of 2013

By Marc Morial President & CEO, National Urban League “Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, let us march on till victory is won.”–James Weldon Johnson As the sun sets over a tumultuous 2013 and rises over the promise of a brighter new year, we have put together a list of the top 10 events that have particularly affected African […]

Natchez Branch NAACP attends CBC conference in search of answers on voting rights laws

By Joyce Arzeneaux Mathis Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer One of the breakout sessions during last week’s Congressional Black Caucus Mississippi Policy Conference in Tunica addressed the Supreme Court’s decision to basically delete pre-clearance from Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act until Congress could review the current formula which decides which states have to pre-clear. The City of Natchez is a special charter and because of that classification, […]

Chicago high school band to compete for fifth win

  King Prep High School has a lot riding on the 2013 Chicago Football Classic at the local high school marching band competition. The Chicago school has won the last four years and is eager to make it five! Forrestville-King Alumni Association is anticipating another win for their Tigers. They’ve carved out a section of […]