Is Mississippi’s state flag, which incorporates a Confederate battle flag symbol, fully representative of Mississippi’s citizens?

House Speaker Philip Gunn, a conservative Republican from Clinton, reopened public conversation Monday about Mississippi’s flag, which displays the Confederate battle flag in one corner of the banner. Gunn, in an unexpected statement, said remembering the past is important, “but that does not mean we must let it define us.” “As a Christian, I believe […]

While national and indeed international eyes are on South Carolina and the announcement by leading politicians, such as Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, that they now support the removal of the Confederate flag from their capitol grounds, it is the state of Mississippi that remains the most prominent displayer of the flag. […]

“No man is an island, entire of itself … any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.” – John Donne ––––– Let’s admit it. Isolationism is the best argument for retiring Mississippi’s state flag, with its Confederate […]

Americans worship guns rather than real God “I want to kill black people. You have raped our women and taken over our country and you have to go.”– Dylann Roof, murderer. I don’t know how the killer in Charleston could have made his motives any clearer, and people still argue about what it all means? […]

Is it important for rank-and-file alumni of state universities to participate in the search for new presidents and chancellors?

Mississippi’s public universities’ Board of Trustees last week formed two committees important in the search for the University of Mississippi’s new chancellor, and several months of intense work are ahead for them. The role of rank-and-file Ole Miss alumni and supporters is not finished either, because important campus meetings are final planning stages to hear […]

In two years, Mississippi has moved from 29th place to 19th, but it isn’t good news. The ranking is for average debt of people who leave college with a bachelor’s degree and student loans to repay. The topic comes up from time to time. There were headlines when combined student debt hit $1.2 trillion, more […]

In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called late Monday for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse grounds. It was the right thing to do and, to many of us, long overdue. Whatever arguments have been offered in the past for its prominent placement on government property, the massacre of […]