black history month

Mississippi HBCUs report bomb threats made to their campuses

Jackson State, Alcorn State, Mississippi Valley State universities and Tougaloo College all posted on social media they had received bomb threats today. Other Historically Black Colleges and Universities started reporting that they had received bomb threats on Monday. Today is…

Making Black History featuring Joan Hampton

February is Black History Month. Every Tuesday this month on WXXV we will feature a person here on the Coast who is making a difference. Today, News 25’s Sabria Reid introduces us to Joan Hampton. She refers…

Soul of the Coast

As Black History Month wraps up, we present to you our fourth and final installment of ‘Soul of the Coast.’ This week, News 25’s Victoria Bailey spends time with a Gulfport native, making waves on the Coast with her many…

Soul of the Coast: Integrating Schools

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is rich with diversity, history, and culture and it’s thanks to those who call the Coast home. In part three of our four part series ‘Soul of the Coast’ News 25’s Victoria Bailey introduces us to…

This week on Soul of the Coast preview

We continue to cast a light on prominent African-Americans here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In this week’s ‘Soul of the Coast,’ News 25’s Victoria Bailey talks with Gulfport native Carlis Denials-Hinton. She says her experience growing up on the…

African Americans and the right to vote

The annual Black History program kicked off tonight in Biloxi. The community gathered to celebrate the 15th amendment’s 150th anniversary and other landmark achievements. During tonight’s program, there was a performance from the Infinity Church youth choir, several guest speakers…

Black History Month Program

The City of Biloxi’s Parks and Recreation Department will put on a Black History Month program tomorrow, focusing on African Americans and the right to vote. Here to tell us more is Kay Horne and Zeleder Barnes. The event takes…

Soul of the Coast: Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins

As Black History Month marches on we continue to honor the struggles, sacrifices, and achievements African-Americans nationwide made to ensure equal rights for all. Here on the Coast we continue to shine a light on those who have made a…

The Code: Black History Series History

As Black History Month ramps up, the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center is honoring Civil Rights trailblazers in a major way. The entire month of February, Coast residents are invited to listen, learn, and enjoy a three part series recognizing…

Looking inside the ‘Soul of the Coast’

Though efforts to improve the quality of life for African-Americans are as old as the United States, the fight for equality really ramped up in the 1950s and 60s. That fight, we know as the Civil Rights era. In the…

‘Inspire our Children to Believe, Achieve, and Succeed’ event

The Gulfport branch of the NAACP decided to inspire our children to believe, achieve, and succeed at their annual Black History program. The youth headlined this year’s event with songs, readings, speeches, and expressing the importance of African-American history. Moss…

'Inspiring our children to believe, achieve, and succeed' event

Inspiring our children to believe, achieve, and succeed is the goal for another NAACP Black History Month program taking place on Friday at the Good Deeds Community Center. This year, Chairperson Yolanda Wallace wants to focus on the youth as…