Home » MBJ FEATURE (page 2)

MBJ FEATURE

University coaches and administrators lobby for flag change

Forty-six coaches and athletic directors from across the state traveled to Jackson on Thursday to lobby for the changing of the state flag. All eight of Mississippi’s public universities were represented at a press conference. That includes Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Delta State, Alcorn State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State and the Mississippi University of Women. The reason ...

Read More »

MMI, LRC2 offer update on Memphis hotel

By JACK WEATHERLY   Two Mississippi hotel firms have offered an update on their project in Memphis, a seven-story, 106-room project in Overton Square. The last steel has been put in place as a “topping out.” A ground-floor restaurant, the Complicated Pilgrim, and a rooftop bar, the Tiger and the Peacock, will be included, according to the firms, MMI Hotel ...

Read More »

Kiffin, Leach and other coaches to rally today at the Capitol

As the clock ticks toward the end of day Friday, head coaches and athletic directors from all eight public universities will rally at the Capitol this morning for a new state flag. All of this as Wednesday was a monumental day in terms of a change in thinking among the top leaders of the state of Mississippi Mississippi Republican Gov. ...

Read More »

WEDNESDAY: Coronavirus deaths surge past 1,000 as 526 new cases are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 23,424 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 526 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 78th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 62 days of more than 200 and 35 days of 300 or more and 11 of more than ...

Read More »

LAW ELEVATED — Trump administration issues executive order barring issuance of new foreign work visas

On Monday, President Trump signed a Proclamation suspending the issuance of new employment-based visas in an effort to limit the entry of immigrants into the country. The ban restricts the issuance of certain H-1B, H-2B, J trainee, and L intracompany visas. The Proclamation suspends entry into the U.S. by certain H-1B, H-2B, J and L visa-holders, as well as those ...

Read More »

TODD SMITH — Associated Press to capitalize ‘Black,’ Merriam-Webster redefines ‘racism’

The Associated Press is changing its style to capitalize Black when referring to it in a racial, ethnic or cultural way — a move newsrooms across the United States have made in recent weeks. And Merriam-Webster is revising its definition of racism after a Missouri woman’s emails claimed it fell short of including the systemic oppression of certain groups of ...

Read More »

Business, educational and religious groups throw support behind new state flag

By BECKY GILLETTE The state flag of Mississippi that incorporates an image of the Confederate battle flag has long been controversial. A voter referendum in 2001 to change the flag to something without racial overtones failed by a margin of two-to-one in a state where 37 percent of the population is black. Today, after the worldwide protests over the death ...

Read More »

TUESDAY: Single-day record spike of 611 COVID-19 cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 22,898 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 611 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 77th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 61 days of more than 200 (36 consecutive) and 34 days of 300 or more and 10 of ...

Read More »

Top CEO: ‘People will boycott Mississippi products’ if lawmakers put state flag on ballot

BY ADAM GANUCHEAU  | Mississippi Today The CEO of one of the state’s largest companies told Mississippi Today on Tuesday that he fears sustained national boycotts of Mississippi businesses if lawmakers let voters decide the fate of the state flag, which contains the Confederate battle emblem. Joe Frank Sanderson, the 73-year-old CEO and board chairman of Laurel-based Sanderson Farms, said lawmakers’ deliberations of ...

Read More »

Forrest General doctor serves on frontlines of COVID-19 in New York City

Photos of an empty Times Square and the Lincoln Tunnel void of any cars, are just a couple of the photos cardiologist Lawrence (Larry) Leader, DO, has on his cell phone from his recent Naval deployment to New York City. His memories are just as vivid of the happy faces of COVID-19 patients using his cell phone to call or ...

Read More »