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 […]

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 […]