African Americans hardest hit by COVID-19 so far

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

Data compiled by the Mississippi State Department of Health show that COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus has affected the state’s African American community, at times, overwhelmingly more than others.

According to MSDH, these numbers are reflected in both the positive tests and deaths related to the illness.




Loved ones remember young woman shot and killed last Friday

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

On Friday, April 10, Alberta Garner’s life was cut short just before dawn after shots rang out on Garrard Avenue in Indianola.

Gardner is the city’s second female victim of gunfire this year, and according to police reports, she is likely the second innocent bystander to be killed in Indianola since March.





A Joyful Noise

By JYESHA JOHNSON MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR,

Imaje Nutall plays the piano inside while maintaining social distance as Breath of Life Ministry holds an outside service. This outside service was a new way to praise during the onset of the coronavirus and required social distancing that has prevented churches from gathering.


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