Activist: 'We Need to Flood the Polls as We Flooded the Streets to Protest' Calyn Stringfellow wants more young people to get politically engaged and to register and turn out to vote, hence the program she held in front of Jackson City Hall.
With a Pen Stroke, Mississippi Drops Confederate-Themed Flag With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem—a symbol that’s widely condemned as racist.
Senate Rule Committee Clears Way for Senate to Consider a Medical Marijuana Bill The Mississippi Senate's rules committee has approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 586, which, if passed by the full Senate, will allow it to suspend the rules for the purpose of introducing a bill titled the "Mississippi Medical Marijuana Act."
Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba released a second amended executive order concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Reeves Vetoes Jackson Water Bill, More Paving, Mask Requirement Ahead Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed the “Jackson Water Bill,” a piece of proposed legislation that passed in both the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives with no opposing vote.
COVID-19 Hits New Mississippi Highs, Municipalities Issuing Own Mask Orders Mississippi’s rising coronavirus curve is prompting dire warnings from state health officials—and some municipalities are beginning to issue mask orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in public spaces.
Emma D. Sanders Emma D. Sanders, a Mississippi Civil Rights Movement veteran and a founding member of the modern Mississippi Democratic Party, recently passed away in her Jackson home at age 91.
‘Today I Feel Like a Mississippian’: State Flag Consigned to History in Bipartisan Vote The contentious Mississippi state flag is officially no more today, consigned to history after a legislative supermajority voted Sunday to retire it for good.
Russell C. Davis Planetarium Remodel, 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards and Dumbo's on Duling Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Deputy Director of Cultural Services David Lewis and Russell C. Davis Planetarium manager Mike Williams announced updates on the progress of the planned restoration of the planetarium on Thursday, June 25.
Debi Lane This week, potter Debi Lane attempted to create a phoenix, but the glaze ran, and the Mendenhall resident was forced to scrap the project.
Mississippi Changing State Flag As Legislature Passes HB 1796 to Replace It House Bill 1796 has passed both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature and is headed to Gov. Tate Reeves for signature, which he signaled early Saturday will happen.
AP Analysis: Debate Shifts on Rebel-themed Mississippi Flag JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag evokes strong emotions, and for decades it has been a volatile issue that many state legislators wanted to avoid.
COVID-19 Cases Average 557 Per Day, Highest So Far This past week, the average number of daily new cases of COVID-19 rose to 557 in Mississippi.
UPDATED: House, Senate Pass Concurrent Resolution 79: Redesign Flag, Vote By Referendum in November The Mississippi Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution No. 79 today, paving the way for a new Mississippi state flag.
Azia’s Virtual Picks 6-26-20 "I hope you can share an event from this list and maybe use it to spark a conversation, learn more about one another or maybe even set the foundation for new ideas and new platforms with new voices to emerge."
Marianna Stone For Marianna Stone, her daughter’s early arrival was fortuitous, as the family narrowly avoided having to bring Esther into this world in the midst of a pandemic.
Hinds Leaders: Mississippi Flag Stands for ‘Hate, Torture, Murder, Rape’ Hinds County leaders issued a passionate plea yesterday, joining the growing call to change the Mississippi flag because of the Confederate emblem in its canton.
Mississippi’s Healthcare System In Imminent Danger, Stressed MSDH Officials Warn Mississippi’s health-care system is rapidly approaching catastrophe, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned Thursday—not in a matter of months, but in a matter of weeks.
Lumumba Threatens To Shut Down Businesses If COVID-19 Infection Rate Spikes Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba is expressing frustration at people not following social-distancing guidelines to counter the spread of COVID-19, saying he may need to tighten restrictions he earlier loosened if the rate of infection and hospitalization spikes.
BREAKING: Mississippi Adds 1,092 New COVID-19 Cases In Single Day The day after State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned of a looming catastrophe facing Mississippi in the fall, the state’s hospitals reported the highest incidence of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations since the virus first arrived in Mississippi: 767.
USM Student Organizing COVID-19 Food Relief, MSU Travel Awards and Racial Reconciliation Event Gulfport, Miss., native James Skinner is identifying food resources and distribution points across the southern half of the state to help get immediate relief to residents in need, as part of a Mississippi Gulf Coast Mutual Aid Network initiative.
MSU Running Back Kylin Hill May Sit Out on Fall Season over Mississippi Flag One player might not play this season, and it has nothing to do with the ongoing pandemic. Current Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Gov. Tate Reeves.
‘About Healing and Reconciliation’: Legislative Fight For New State Flag Continues A raft of Democratic legislators joined House Democratic Leader Rep. Robert Johnson III in calling for a new state flag yesterday.
Best of Jackson 2020 Household and Home Improvement Finalist Ballot Open The Best of Jackson 2020 finalists ballot for Household and Home Improvement in Metro Jackson is open now through July 5 at 11:59 p.m.
Rally for Education Equity in Mississippi On Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. Central, the Institute for Democratic Education in America is hosting a rally in downtown Jackson, Mississippi with the support of national organizations Journey for Justice Alliance, Center for Popular Democracy, and local organizations ...
Smelling Sewage on Sage Street Jesse and Sarah Pittman have had to live with the smell of sewer for a long time. They call it racist that the City of Jackson hasn’t stepped up to help.
Legislature In Overtime, Criminal Justice Reform Top Priority Efforts to change the Mississippi flag first appeared stalled out: Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann condemned the effort to a committee, which showed no intention of calling it up.
Ariss King When Ariss King was a little girl, her parents took her to art museums and enrolled her in art camps to encourage her creativity.
State Health Officer Warns in Interview: Prepare For Overwhelmed Hospitals by Fall State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs has led Mississippi’s response to COVID-19 since the first days of the crisis. Now, facing spiking metrics in all of the state’s key indicators for the spread of the virus, even in the warm ...
Jackson Water Bills May Decrease Under Pending State Law; Sewer Woes Mount The City of Jackson could lower residents’ water-bill debts if Gov. Tate Reeves signs Senate Bill 2856, which both houses of the Legislature passed unanimously, 51-0 in the Senate and 108-0 in the House of Representatives.