Prayer and songs of worship filled the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church last night in Vicksburg. The community joined worshipers from two other AME Churches at the state's oldest AME Church for a vigil. Reverend Arnita (Are-Knee-Ta) Spencer -- Bethel's pastor -- spoke with MPB's Desare Frazier. She said her parishioners feel deeply the pain and hurt of their sister church.
Angela J. Brown attended the vigil at Bethel. She, too, spoke with Desare Frazier.
Finding the money to pay for aging infrastructure is one of the main concerns of Mississippi municipal leaders these days. City heads from across the state met together at the Mississippi Municipal League conference in Biloxi this week. MPB's Evelina Burnett spoke with Shari Veazey (Vee-Zay), executive director of the League.
Keisha Phillips is an alderwoman from Drew. She said additional sale tax revenue is needed in her town.
Author Margaret McMullan saw firsthand the destruction of Hurricane Katrina almost a decade ago. Her historic family home in Pass Christian was devastated in the storm. One of the things that came out of the destruction was Aftermath Lounge, a series of stories about the Gulf Coast and its people. She talked to us about it in today's edition of Book Club.