Suit: Mississippi flag’s rebel symbol ‘racially demeaning’

April 5, 2018 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A new lawsuit says the Mississippi flag is “racially demeaning and hostile” because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. The […]

Court won’t revive suit over Confederate-themed state flag

April 3, 2017 in News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court has blocked an African-American attorney’s effort to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag. He […]

Mississippi House retreats from Confederate flag mandate

March 14, 2017 in News

By SARAH SMITH Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi House has halted a push to require that universities fly the state’s Confederate-themed flag. Republican Rep. William Shirley of […]

Mississippi House to colleges: Fly flag or lose tax break

March 10, 2017 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi universities that refuse to fly the Confederate-themed state flag could lose proposed tax breaks, the latest twist in a long battle over a symbol critics […]

Court to hear case of Mississippi’s Confederate flag fight

March 7, 2017 in News

By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments on a long-running feud over the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi […]

Flag bills die, limits on attorney general survive deadline

February 1, 2017 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Tuesday marked the first big deadline during the three-month session of the Mississippi Legislature. It was the final day for House and Senate committees to act […]

Judge dismisses suit filed to eliminate Mississippi’s flag

September 9, 2016 in News, Opinion

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to eliminate the Mississippi flag as a state […]

‘Take It Down America’

June 16, 2016 in News

Flag debate finds way to nation’s capital By Stephanie R. Jones Contributing Writer Before a group of Mississippians who want to see the state flag taken down took their cause […]