Lailaa Bashir: Star Athlete

by August Harp Photo above of Lailaa Bashir by Kelsee Ford Game. The amount of time between when Lailaa Bashir was born and the first time she fell in love with tennis: 1460 days. How long it took Bashir to knock off her first opponent in the qualifiers for the Southern Regional tournament ‚Äčin 2011: […]

Woolworth Sit-In Vets Recount ‘Brutal Attacks’

by Kaitlyn Fowler Photo above by Chauncey Nettles: The “Woolworth’s Sit-In for Change” Exhibit opened at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center this summer. Rev. Edwin King came to the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center in downtown Jackson on June 14 ready to educate the audience there during a conversation about the “Woolworth’s Sit-In […]

Minia Johnson: A Long Journey

by Kenytta Brown Photo above of Minia Johnson by Kelsee Ford On May 3, 2009, Minia Johnson’s godmother, Classy Victor, woke her up and said, “Get in the car. It’s time to go.” On their way from Picayune, Miss., riding inside a white Cadillac heading on their way home at 11 p.m. Suddenly, two cars […]