black history month

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…

Black History Month Preview of Events

Several programs and events will take place on the Coast in honor of Black History Month. First Missionary Baptist Church of Biloxi will host a program on February 23rd, acknowledging local African-American leaders on the Coast. St. Paul United Methodist…

Black History Month Events

The goal is to strengthen the heritage identity between the communities and how do you do that? You take a picture. The 100 Men Hall is hosting events for Black History Month. The People Project will take place from Sunday,…

Program honors African American war heroes

Military is the theme of the annual Black History Month Program at the Biloxi Civic Center. The City of Biloxi teams up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to host the event every year. For our…

Black History Month Program

Military is the theme of the annual Black History Month Program at the Biloxi Civic Center. The City of Biloxi teams up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to host this event every year. News 25’s…

Black History program in Biloxi

The City of Biloxi will celebrate Black History Month tomorrow. The Black History Month program will take place at the Biloxi Civic Center on Howard Avenue. There will be speakers and table top photo displays. The event is free. Doors…

Black Love Matters panel discussion

Today, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus continued their Black History Month programming with a panel discussion centered around black love. Tonight’s Black Loves Matter panel featured three couples who shared their journey and experiences to finding and…

Black History program at Lyman Elementary School

Students at Lyman Elementary School put on a Black History play to educate their classmates on several Civil Rights leaders. The play featured three parts. The first part, “Yes, Black Americans Invented That,” featured a class of students being educated…

Students celebrate Black History Month

BB King and other African American artists made an appearance at Pass Road Elementary School this afternoon. Students dressed up as various musicians during this year’s Black History Month program to showcase the role African Americans played in the creation…

Black History Month Art Exhibit

Students and staff at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are celebrating Black History Month through artistic expression. Stroll through the Jefferson Davis campus library and you may be able to recognize important African-American figures, from President Barack Obama to pop…