Category Archives: Deep South Daily

10 Reasons We’re Endorsing Kathryn Rehner

With Mississippi’s Republican Party’s State House supermajority hanging in the balance, we consider the District 102 race to be of particular significance. That’s why we’re endorsing Kathryn Rehner – a Democrat – for the race to replace newly elected Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker. 1. She believes in a ‘People First’ approach “People ask me what […]

Hattiesburg Democrats could break the Mississippi House GOP’s supermajority on Tuesday

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mississippi Democrats finally have a chance to break the Republican Party’s lock on the Mississippi State House, and it all hinges on the outcome of Tuesday’s election for Mississippi House District 102, which sits in the Hattiesburg area. (Click here for a map of HD 102) If lifelong Hub […]

State flag supporters and opponents clash at the University of Southern Mississippi

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//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hundreds of people showed up to support or oppose the Mississippi State flag at the University of Southern Mississippi on August 20, 2017. Here’s what some of the participants had to say. The post State flag supporters and opponents clash at the University of Southern Mississippi appeared first on […]

Seattle newspaper nixes unnecessary ‘landmass,’ replaces it with Alabama

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Once upon a time – during Hurricane Issac in 2012 – the Weather Channel landed in the hot seat when it referred to Mississippi as “the landmass between New Orleans and Mobile” (allegedly, anyway; “landmass” appears to have been a satirical derivative of a comment by an anchor who […]

Mississippi history professors: The state flag enshrines “racial terror”

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Editor’s note: The following is a letter signed by professors from colleges and universities all across Mississippi. The letter was drafted by Robert Luckett and Otis W. Pickett. As college professors, we have watched events of the past few days in Charlottesville and around the country while preparing for […]

New Orleans marches against white supremacy, demands removal of Andrew Jackson statue

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Thousands gathered in New Orleans Saturday to march in solidarity with Charlottesville, where a woman died after white supremacists rampaged the city one week ago. The march, organized by Take ‘Em Down NOLA and Peoples Assembly began at Congo Square and ended at Jackson Square. Organizers called for the […]

Supporters and opponents of Mississippi’s flag to face off at USM in largest protest yet

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Opponents of the Mississippi state flag are planning their largest rally yet at the University of Southern Mississippi for Sunday, August 20. There, they’ll go up against pro-state flag protesters. “We will stand in solidarity with the residents of Hattiesburg and USM students in their second counter-protest of the […]