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IP Casino donates to local charities

 IP Casino Resort Spa continues its long-standing record of charitable giving, donating a total of $839,000 to local charities and organizations to date in 2021. IP Casino Resort Spa and Boyd Gaming are dedicated to giving back to the communities we…

Gulfport native joins NAACP Foundation Board

Gulfport native Yolanda Egland Wilson, now of Gwinnett County, Georgia, recently was elected to a three-year term on the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Foundation Board of Trustees. The Foundation supports the mission of the NAACP by…

Stop the Violence event preview

With the recent stretch of violence in Gulfport, the Gulfport chapter of the NAACP is taking action by engaging in community outreach. Tomorrow night at 6:30, there will be a ‘Stop the Violence: Save our Youth” forum at the…

Mississippi politico, civil rights figure Charles Evers dies

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a longtime figure in Mississippi politics, has died in Mississippi. He was 97. A coroner says Evers…

Coping with national tragedies

After the latest death of an unarmed black man, tensions are high throughout the nation. Here on the Coast, many are still trying to make sense of the incident and are posing the question of how to prevent similar situations…

NAACP to give away masks in Moss Point

The Jackson County branch of the NAACP will be in Moss Point on Saturday to give away masks for those who need them. Members of the NAACP will be at the corner of MLK and Main Street in Moss Point…

NAACP turns in final witness interviews in Toussaint Sims case

Toussaint Diamon Sims died in August after being shot by a Moss Point police officer while fleeing from authorities. Sims’ death has left a lot of people with questions, including Jackson County NAACP President Curley Clark. Clark tells News 25…

Politically Connect Forum

The NAACP of Biloxi gave all candidates vying for Mississippi state political offices in the 2019 elections an opportunity talk about the issues in a politically connect forum. Candidates talked about their platforms on a ‘come whenever you can’ basis…

‘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…

Get out to Vote

The Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign along with the NAACP hosted a ‘Get out to Vote’ rally at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi. The goal of the rally was to encourage people not to forget about the crucial runoff…

‘Get out and Vote’ Weekend

The congregations at First Missionary Baptist Church in Gulfport and Biloxi got a special sermon Sunday morning in light of the upcoming election. Reverend Nelson Rivers is a Civil Rights activist who is passionate about the power in voting. He…

34th annual Candidates Forum

Election Day is quickly approaching and many citizens on the Coast got to hear candidate’s positions on why they should be put into office. The forum was hosted by the North Gulfport Civic Club in conjunction with the NAACP. It…

2018 annual Freedom Fund Gala

The Gulfport branch of the NAACP held their annual Freedom Fund Gala Sunday evening at the Beau Rivage while celebrating black excellence. Gulfport’s NAACP invited families of all who have died in the line of freedom in light of this…

Were spring breakers welcomed properly on the Coast?

The thousands of spring breakers that came to Biloxi have been gone for two weeks, but how the crowds were treated is still on the minds of Civil Rights activists on the Coast. Black Spring Break draws thousands of guests…

NAACP issues warning of hostile environment

The Jackson County NAACP has issued an advisory warning of a hostile environment in Ocean Springs in order to warn the thousands of people making their way to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for Black Spring Break. In the advisory, written…

Ku Klux Klan Video in Mississippi and Response

A video has surfaced of a KKK group, the United Dixie White Knights, threatening members of the Mississippi Rising Coalition. Members who were personally called out in the video addressed the issue during a press conference in ocean springs this…

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…

Groups protesting state flag in Ocean Springs

The NAACP, along with the Mississippi Rising Coalition and other groups, are marching to Ocean Springs City Hall to protest against the flying of the state flag. News 25’s Taylor Rubach joins us with more.

Protests against the state flag in Ocean Springs

Last month, the Ocean Springs board of aldermen voted to pass a resolution requiring the state flag to be displayed on all municipal properties. The Jackson County NAACP is taking action. Tomorrow, the NAACP is organizing a march to be…

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet 2017

News 25's Hank Davis interviews Frank Magee and Valerie Hill about the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet 2017 on Saturday December 9th @ 6 p.m. at the Courtyard Mariott Gulfport Beachfront, 1600 East Beach Boulevard tickets are $50.