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US: Mississippi (News/Activism)

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  • With Fewer Covid Restrictions, South’s Economy Outperforms Nation

    10/17/2020 10:02:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2020 | Sarah Chaney and Kim Mackrael
    When coronavirus cases began surging across the South this summer, the region seemed destined for the same economic setback the Northeast suffered during the spring. But by the end of summer, the South’s economy remained largely unscathed from the wave of infections. Its unemployment rate had fallen to 6.9%, the lowest of any region in August. The number of people employed was 6% lower in August than in February, before most of the country locked down, compared with declines of 10.6% in the Northeast, 8.2% in the West and 7% in the Midwest. Consumers continued to spend at relatively high...
  • GOP Sen. Roger Wicker Has Not Scheduled Confirmation Hearing for Trump FCC Nominee Crucial to Taking on Big Tech

    10/08/2020 7:19:36 PM PDT · by rintintin · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 8 2020 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee, led by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), have still not moved forward on the nomination hearing of Nathan Simington, President Trump’s proposed new member of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC). As one of the three Republicans on the commission including the Chairman, Simington’s vote will be crucial in determining whether the FCC moves forward on tackling the issues of tech censorship and Section 230 reform.
  • Hurricane Delta Upgraded to Cat-4..............

    10/06/2020 10:36:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    NOAA - NHC ^ | 1120 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020 | Brown
    000 WTNT61 KNHC 061520 TCUAT1 Hurricane Delta Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL262020 1120 AM EDT Tue Oct 06 2020 ...RECENTLY RECEIVED DATA FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT DELTA HAS RAPIDLY STRENGTHENED INTO A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE... Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Delta is continuing to rapidly strengthen. The maximum winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. This makes Delta a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. SUMMARY OF 1120 AM EDT...1520 UTC...INFORMATION --------------------------------------------------- LOCATION...18.2N 82.7W ABOUT 315 MI...510 KM ESE...
  • Hurricane Delta

    10/05/2020 5:44:03 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 354 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 5 October 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane epidemic continues for the Gulf of Mexico. Delta is currently forecast to reach hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico. Wearily and warily, we are once again looking at potential dueling storms in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a possibility we witness a Fujiwhara effect between Delta and Gamma. Delta is expected to be the dominant storm system. Meanwhile, Gamma moved much further northeast than previously anticipated. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. Gamma Delta Gamma Public Advisory Delta Public Advisory Gamma Forecast Discussion Delta Forecast Discussion Florida Radar...
  • Mississippi becomes first state to lift statewide mask mandate

    10/02/2020 2:53:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 1, 2020 | 7:05pm | Vincent Barone
    Mississippi has become the first state to lift a mask mandate. Gov. Tate Reeves announced the reversal at a news conference Wednesday, where he detailed a new executive order that also eased some social distancing restrictions on public gatherings. Masks are still required to be worn in schools and “close contact” businesses like salons and barbershops. “For the heavy hand of government to tell you that you must do something, then the underlying conditions should justify it. When we were at our peak and we were making those decisions, the numbers absolutely justified it,” Reeves said. “But because of the...
  • Hurricane Sally

    09/12/2020 10:56:19 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 424 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 12 September 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The nineteenth named storm of the busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season developed off the southern Florida peninsula. The storm track forecast carries Sally across the southern FL peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. NHC Public Advisories NHC Forecast Discussions NWS Local StatementsKey West Radar LoopMobile AL Radar LoopNew Orleans Radar Loop Buoy Obs Near Storm Track
  • 'In God We Trust': New Mississippi Flag

    09/03/2020 8:17:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | Sep 2020 | Associated Press
    By law, the new flag cannot include the Confederate battle flag, and it must have the phrase, “In God We Trust.” The public submitted nearly 3,000 designs. The flower is encircled by stars representing Mississippi as the 20th state. It also has a single star made of diamond shapes representing the Native American people who lived on the land before others arrived.
  • Is this the new Mississippi flag? Magnolia design will be put to public vote after state ditched their old flag because it included Confederate battle emblem

    09/03/2020 3:30:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 03 2020 | HARRIET ALEXANDER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Mississippi has unveiled a new state flag design that will be put to a public vote in November, after the old banner was retired because it included the Confederate battle emblem. The new flag features a magnolia flower, and was the result of a two-month challenge to find a replacement, which saw 3,000 suggestions submitted by the public. The old flag was officially retired on June 30.
  • Trayford Pellerin: Louisiana officials investigating the police shooting of the 31-year-old Black man

    08/22/2020 6:17:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    MSM CNN ^ | 08 22 2020 | Chandler Thornton and Dakin Andone
    Louisiana State Police are investigating the death of Trayford Pellerin, a 31-year-old Black man who was fatally shot Friday night during an encounter with officers from the Lafayette Police Department. Officers were called to a Lafayette convenience store shortly after 8 p.m. Friday to respond to a "disturbance involving a person armed with a knife," according to a statement from the Louisiana State Police. The police found Pellerin in the store's parking lot with a knife, the statement says. When officers tried to apprehend him, Pellerin left and officers followed on foot. The police used Tasers as they pursued him,...
  • Chicago Mayor blames Mississippi, in part, for its gun violence – Tate Reeves fires back

    08/19/2020 7:10:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    yallpolitics.com ^ | 8/19/2020 | Frank Corder
    Five people were killed and 46 others were injured in Chicago violence last weekend, according to ABC 7, as widespread looting continued in the downtown area. Included in the injured were 6 teenagers and a 12 year boy who is the son of a Chicago firefighter. In an interview on MSNBC this week to talk about the rampant violence in her city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot sought to cast blame elsewhere. “Sixty percent of the illegal guns that come into Chicago every year are from out of state, from Indiana, from Mississippi, from other states that have lax gun laws,” she...
  • Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair over compensation, outsourcing

    08/03/2020 12:03:35 PM PDT · by John W · 107 replies
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, saying the executive was getting paid too much and was hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing the authority’s chair of the board and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they keep hiring foreign labor. The TVA is a federally owned corporation created in 1933 to provide flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region that was hard hit...
  • ‘Are They Setting My Children Up for Failure?’ Remote Learning Widens Education Gap. Students in Mississippi’s Jackson Public Schools district, who are predominantly Black and low income, already lagged their peers academically.

    07/15/2020 12:48:29 PM PDT · by karpov · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2020 | Tawnell D. Hobbs
    JACKSON, Miss.—After schools shut down in March, LaKenya Bunton would get home around 7 a.m. from an overnight quality-control job at a factory, doze for a few hours, then become teacher to her 16-year-old son, Amarrius. Her son, a rising sophomore, had received no remote-learning materials from his school and didn’t hear from most of his teachers. Ms. Bunton’s method included collecting Amarrius’s cellphone and handing him the day’s work: a packet of practice college-prep questions she printed from the internet. “I’m educating him the best way I can,” said Ms. Bunton, a 41-year-old single mother. “I don’t want him...
  • Moss Point resident paints over black fist painted by mayor in front of city hall

    07/02/2020 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 31 replies
    WLBT TV ^ | July 2, 2020 | By Desirae Duncan and Lindsay Knowles
    MOSS POINT, Miss. (WLOX) - A Moss Point man says the mayor’s recent painting in front of City Hall is “racist” and that’s why he painted over part of it Wednesday morning. First thing Wednesday, Loper used black paint to paint of the fist, leaving the words “BLACK LIVES MATTER” alone. —- snip —- “All lives matter but (a) black power symbol is just like the stars and bars in the Confederate flag,” said Loper in a Facebook post. He added that the fist is “racist and not needed in Moss Point.”
  • MISSISSIPPI House Bill 1796 (State Flag; revise with a commission and require words "In God We Trust.")

    MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE 2020 Regular Session To: Rules By: Representatives Gunn, White, Johnson, Anderson (110th), Karriem, Williams-Barnes, Hines, Banks, Paden, Brown (70th), Porter, Mickens, McCray, Foster, Summers, Burnett, Clark, Crudup, Evans (91st), Denton, Reynolds, Scott, Anthony, Gibbs (72nd), Holloway, Ford (73rd), Osborne, Rosebud, Bell (65th), Harness, Walker, Hudson, Taylor, McGee, Faulkner House Bill 1796(As Sent to Governor) AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE COMMISSION TO REDESIGN THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG; TO PRESCRIBE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS ORGANIZATION AND MEETINGS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE NEW DESIGN FOR THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG RECOMMENDED BY THE COMMISSION SHALL...
  • WATCH: Mississippi governor signs bill to remove Confederate emblem from state fla

    06/30/2020 4:54:24 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 123 replies
    PBS ^ | 6/30/20 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — 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 on Tuesday signed the historic bill that takes the 126-year-old state flag out of law, immediately removing official status for the banner that has been a source of division for generations.
  • HC 79 Mississippi House Concurrent Resolution 2020 Regular Session [Mississippi Flag]

    06/28/2020 3:21:32 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 32 replies
    HC 79 Mississippi House Concurrent Resolution 2020 Regular Session passed the House 84 to 35 with 1 not voting. It passed the Senate 36 to 14. Here's the text of the Bill House Concurrent Resolution 79 MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE 2020 Regular Session To: Rules By: Representatives Gunn, Johnson, Karriem, Faulkner, Paden, Hines, Dortch, Denton, Mickens, Foster, McCray, Harness, McGee, Williams-Barnes, Jackson House Concurrent Resolution 79 (As Adopted by House) A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION SUSPENDING THE DEADLINES FOR THE PURPOSE OF REQUESTING THE DRAFTING, AND THE INTRODUCTION, CONSIDERATION AND PASSAGE, OF A BILL ENTITLED "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION TO REDESIGN THE...
  • Mississippi House passes bill to take Confederate symbol off state flag

    06/28/2020 2:14:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 28 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Mississippi’s state House of Representative on Sunday passed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state flag, with the Senate expected to pass the measure later today. The lower chamber voted 91-23 to remove the symbol from the flag, which has flown since 1894. It was the nation’s last state flag containing the symbol. The legislation, written by House Speaker Philip Gunn (R), calls for the current flag to be immediately removed, after which a nine-person commission would be appointed to design a new one, Mississippi Today reported. Under the terms of the bill, the commission would recommend...
  • Mississippi governor says he would sign bill to remove Confederate emblem from state flag

    06/27/2020 11:32:09 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/27/20 | Brittany Shammas
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R), who has long insisted voters should decide whether to remove the Confederate emblem from the state’s flag, said for the first time Saturday that he would sign a bill to change the banner if one is sent his way. “The legislature has been deadlocked for days as it considers a new state flag,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “The argument over the 1894 flag has become as divisive as the flag itself and it’s time to end it. If they send me a bill this weekend, I will sign it.”
  • Mississippi appears to have enough votes to change state flag, senior lawmaker says

    06/26/2020 12:09:13 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/20 | David C. Ingram and Minyvonne Burke
    Mississippi lawmakers who want to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state's flag appear to have enough votes in the state Legislature to make the change, a senior state lawmaker said Friday. State Rep. Robert Johnson III, the Democratic leader of the state House of Representatives, told NBC News that all the needed votes “appear to be there."
  • In Today’s ‘Cancel Culture,’ Why Is Former KKK Leader And Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd Still Honored?

    06/26/2020 10:00:08 AM PDT · by maggief
    GOPUSA ^ | June 25, 2020
    If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized architecture. ======================================================================== In the early 1500s, Leonardo da Vinci designed a hypothetical bridge for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It was rejected. Over 500 years later, an MIT team has recreated the design with a model and have showed that it would have worked. Da Vinci's design incorporates architectural techniques that would have not been seen for another 300 years. ========================================================================== Gretchen Ertl ========================================================================= Researchers at MIT have proven Leonardo da Vinci correct yet again, this time involving his design for what would have been at the time...