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This Deep Red State Admits: We’re in Deep COVID Trouble

The mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, can’t find just one thing to blame for a resurgent coronavirus ravaging his state these days. But he’s clear that it starts at the top. To Jason Shelton, the approach taken by President Donald Trump, and the politicizing of the pandemic, is where the problem began. Then it trickled down to the president’s followers, like the state’s GOP governor, who Shelton described as having emulated Trump’s behavior and words toward COVID-19 during the public health crisis. ...
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Richmond removing Confederate statues, Mississippi retires state flag

A campaign in the United States to remove symbols of the pro-slavery Civil War South gained momentum on Wednesday as workers began taking down statues in the Virginia city that was the Confederate capital and Mississippi retired the state flag. Workers in Richmond, Virginia, removed a statue of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a Confederate general, after the city's mayor ordered the "immediate removal" of Confederate monuments. In Jackson, Mississippi, the state flag was permanently lowered from t...
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'Medgar's wings must be clapping': With Mississippi flag vote, Myrlie Evers hopes America can come together

Myrlie Evers, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, said she wept as Mississippi lawmakers voted to remove the Confederate flag emblem.         [Author: Mississippi Clarion Ledger]
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Mississippi changing its flag isn't the end of Confederate symbols in state flags

Though the Mississippi flag was the last to bear the obvious image of the Confederate battle flag, there are other state flags that contain Confederate symbology that may be a little harder to spot.
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Mississippi Governor Signs Law to Remove Flag With Confederate Emblem

The state flag, which features the blue bars and white stars of the Confederate battle flag, had flown over Mississippi for 126 years. It must be removed within 15 days.
Tags: News, Mississippi, Flags, Black Lives Matter Movement, Confederate States of America, Law and Legislation, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Minneapolis (Minn, Emblems and Insignia, George Floyd Protests (2020


Opinion: Athletes and coaches played a huge role in changing Mississippi's state flag

Action by athletes and coaches in the state of Mississippi helped lead to the removal of the Confederate emblem on the state flag.         [Author: Mississippi Clarion Ledger]
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Governor signs historic bill to remove Confederate emblem from Mississippi flag – as it happened

Top health expert says US is sliding backwards on handling of pandemicAmy McGrath wins over Charles Booker in Kentucky primaryReports: ‘Russian bounties’ intelligence was in Trump daily briefingEU bans travelers from USSign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.17am BST 12.47am BST Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma are having primaries today. Here’s what we’re watching: Continue reading...
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Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Abandoning State Flag With Confederate Emblem

The symbol long associated with racism has flown over the state since 1894.
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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs bill to replace state flag, the last in the US to display the Confederate emblem

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves had long deflected questions about the state flag, pointing to a 2001 referendum when voters opted to keep the design.         [Author: Mississippi Clarion Ledger]
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Governor signs historic bill to remove Confederate emblem from Mississippi flag – live

Top health expert says US is sliding backwards on handling of pandemicAmy McGrath wins over Charles Booker in Kentucky primaryReports: ‘Russian bounties’ intelligence was in Trump daily briefingEU bans travelers from USSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.19am BST Bernie Sanders wants lawmakers to cut the US military budget by 10%. In an opinion piece published in the Guardian, he writes: At this unprecedented moment in American history – a terrible pandemic, an economic meltdown, people...
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Mississippi governor signs bill to retire flag with Confederate emblem

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed a bill that takes a historic step to retire the last US state flag to feature the Confederate insignia.
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What everyone should know about Reconstruction 150 years after the 15th Amendment's ratification

I’ll never forget a student’s response when I asked during a middle school social studies class what they knew about black history: “Martin Luther King freed the slaves.”Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929, more than six decades after the time of enslavement. To me, this comment underscored how closely Americans associate black history with slavery.While shocked, I knew this mistaken belief reflected the lack of time, depth and breadth schools devote to black history. Most students get limit...
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Mississippi governor to sign bill removing Confederate emblem from state flag

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is set to sign a bill Tuesday evening to remove the Confederate emblem from the official Mississippi state flag, the only remaining state flag to feature the Confederate insignia.
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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. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed the historic bill Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion, immediately removing official status for the 126-year-old banner that has been a source of division for generations. “This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead our Mississippi family to come together, to be rec...
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'Medgar's wings must be clapping': With Mississippi flag vote, Myrlie Evers hopes America can come together

Myrlie Evers, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, said she weeped as the Mississippi Legislature voted to remove the confederate emblem.
Tags: News, Mississippi, America, Mississippi Legislature, Medgar Evers, Myrlie Evers, Medgar


Elk Return to Kentucky, Bringing Economic Life

After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.
Tags: News, Mississippi, Kentucky, Animals, Coal, Patton, Paul E, Land Use Policies, Appalachian Region, Hunting and Trapping, Conservation of Resources, Endangered and Extinct Species, Parks and Other Recreation Areas, Your-feed-science, Kentucky Bringing Economic Life


John T. Edge, A White Gatekeeper of Southern Food, Faces Calls to Resign

John T. Edge, the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, is urged to step down after longstanding concerns about his leadership.
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Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence 155 years after rebellious Southern states lost a war to perpetuate slavery. Mississippi's Republican-controlled Legislature voted Sunday to remove the Civil War emblem from the state flag, a move that was both years in the making and notable for its swiftness amid a national debate over racial inequality following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. Mississi...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Legislature, Minnesota Mississippi, George Floyd


College Podcast: Coach K speaks, Emoni Bates commits, Big 12 State of the Conference

Collegiate sports have been tied to the Black Lives Matter movement since the death of George Floyd, and this week was no different. Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski finally issued a powerful statement. Mississippi, after pressure from players and leagues alike, took down their state flag. Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI’s Pat Forde react to the latest instances of the college game making a difference. The top basketball recruit in the 2022 cycle, Emoni Bates, committed to Michigan Sta...
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Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove Confederate symbol from state flag

The Mississippi state House of Representatives on Sunday passed a bill to change the state's flag, setting up a vote in the state Senate that could result in the removal of the flag's Confederate battle emblem.
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Mississippi Becomes Last State to Remove Confederate Emblem from Flag

The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to remove the emblem of the Confederacy from the state flag.State residents had previously been resistant to changing the flag, however polling from the state's Chamber of Commerce indicated that 55 percent of residents now supported removing the Confederate symbol."In the nearly 20 years we have held the position of changing the state flag, we have never seen voters so much in favor of change,” Scott Waller, president of the Mississippi Econ...
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What we know, and what's next, for the bill to change the Mississippi state flag

The Mississippi Legislature overwhelmingly approved to remove the Confederate emblem from its state flag this weekend. Here's what we know.         [Author: Mississippi Clarion Ledger]
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Mississippi Legislature Approves Removal Of Confederate Emblem From State Flag

Mississippi’s state legislature approved a bill on Sunday night to redesign the state flag and remove the Confederate battle insignia from it on Sunday night. The historic bill passed the state House in a 91-23 vote and the Senate by 37-14 votes, according to CNN. Mississippi Senate majority leader and Lieutenant Gov. Delbert Hosemann (R) affirmed the move on Sunday night, asserting via Twitter that it was “for the future of our children and grandchildren.” State Sen. Derrick Simmons (D), the...
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Mississippi state legislature passes bill to remove confederate symbol from state flag in historic vote

The Mississippi state legislature on Sunday passed a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from their flag in a historic referendum on the only remaining state flag to feature the Confederate insignia.
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Mississippi passes historic measure to remove confederate symbol from state flag

The Mississippi state legislature on Sunday passed a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from their flag in a historic referendum on the only remaining state flag to feature the Confederate insignia.
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Mississippi Mayor Has A Blunt Message For Coronavirus Conspiracy Theorists

Jason Shelton wants his residents to wear a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Tags: News, Mississippi, Jason Shelton, COVID


Winds of change: Mississippi rebel-themed flag fading away

The Mississippi flag is fading from public display in many places, even before the governor signs a bill that will retire the last state banner in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. Several local governments also furled the 126-year-old state banner. “In the middle of a pandemic, we — the legislators of the state of Mississippi — decided that it was past time to remove the flag,” Democratic state Rep. Oscar Denton of Vicksburg said Monday as he stood on the Capitol steps wit...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Vicksburg, Capitol, Legislative Black Caucus, Oscar Denton


Mississippi lawmakers overwhelmingly pass bill to create new state flag without Confederate battle emblem

Lawmakers in Mississippi approve bill to create a new state flag without a Confederate battle emblem. The governor is expect to sign the legislation.         [Author: Mississippi Clarion Ledger]
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Mississippi state legislature passes bill to remove confederate symbol from state flag in historic vote

The Mississippi state legislature on Sunday passed a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from their flag in a historic referendum on the only remaining state flag to feature the Confederate insignia.
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Mississippi votes to strip Confederate emblem from state flag

The southern state of Mississippi is the last in the US to feature the emblem on its flag.
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