Top black lawmaker ‘sick’ of Mississippi rebel-themed flag

March 17, 2017 in News

By EMILY WAGTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A leading black lawmaker in Mississippi says she is “sick” of the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag and […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Confederate emblem ‘anti-American,’ judge in Carlos Moore flag case says

April 18, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is “anti-American” because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. […]

‘Bring it down!’

March 10, 2016 in News

Moore, supporters seek removal of state flag By Shanderia K. Posey Editor Carlos Moore, a Grenada attorney who filed a federal lawsuit Feb. 29, against Gov. Phil Bryant to remove […]

House Speaker Philip Gunn: Let Mississippi voters decide on Confederate emblem

February 23, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn, who became the first prominent Republican last summer to call for Mississippi to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag, […]

Mississippi flag backer accused of bombing Walmart over sales decision

November 3, 2015 in News, The Buzz

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A man who’s known for flying a 4-foot-long Mississippi state flag on his car has been accused of bombing a Walmart because the chain stopped selling […]

Rep. Bennie Thompson says Mississippi officials should redesign state flag: analysis

November 2, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP)— Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson says he loves his native Mississippi, but he believes it’s long past time for state elected officials to remove a Confederate battle […]