Flags are used to instill pride and hope, but for many people, the Mississippi flag represents oppression and terror.
It's dressing, not stuffing. And other unmistakable holiday traditions of the South.
The next stop on HuffPost’s “Listen To America” bus tour was Oxford, Mississippi, where we met Ole Miss senior Jake Thrasher, a cartoonist for the student newspaper. When he drew cartoons mocking the Confederate flag, the death threats began.
The second episode in New Deep South series by The Front explores the life of a young trans person in Mississippi.
Michelle Weaver, Executive Chef at Charleston Grill, is one of Charleston, South Carolina's culinary pioneers.
The brutal, political reality is that numbers and, in this case, tradition, are against Sanders in the states that will determine the Democratic presidential nominee. In the space of three weeks after the New Hampshire primary, eight out of the next 13 open Democratic primaries are in the South. South Carolina kicks off that run. Black voters in that state make up nearly 50 percent of the voters.
The dangerous storm system has killed at least six people.
Some people were surprised when West Virginia became one of the first Southern states to operate an above-ground syringe exchange program. But for Jim Johnson, now retired Chief of Police for Huntington, West Virginia, syringe exchange was a common sense solution to an increasingly complex problem.
Fast forward to that smoky, lazy evening, and my father was about to watch his first gay movie with his very gay son. We had circled the issue like branches floating by on creek water. Now, apparently, was our time to dive in.
Just a couple of years ago, overdose prevention laws had never been attempted in any red state and conventional wisdom said they never could be. Now not only have advocates in red states proven those stereotypes wrong, but many Southern naloxone programs have become models for the rest of the country.
As South Carolina's Capitol grounds and other jurisdictions decide the fate of their most prominent emblems of past oppression and contemporary reaction, Stone Mountain guarantees that at least one Confederate icon will loom over the South's largest city for as long into the future as mankind can foresee.