Mississippi Rising Coalition

Mississippi has a new state flag

Mississippi has a new state flag. Tuesday, residents had to decide whether to accept a new state flag to replace one that had the Confederate battle emblem. A single design featuring a magnolia encircled by stars and…

Local organizations hosting ‘Get out the Vote’ Blitz

The Extend a Hand, Help a Friend Foundation and Mississippi Rising Coalition are coming together to make sure everyone in South Mississippi understands how crucial the upcoming election will be. Therefore, the two organizations are hosting a ‘Get out the…

Ocean Springs mayor speaks about computer generated KKK image

Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson responded to a Facebook post of a computer illustration of him and other aldermen dressed in Ku Klux Klan attire. In the post, Mayor Dobson, Mike Impey, Rob Blackman, John Gill, Joseph Bellman, and Ken…

Ocean Springs board passes motion to seek sanctions

The City of Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen passed a motion today to seek sanctions against the Mississippi Rising Coalition. They are the plaintiffs in the litigation regarding the city flying the state flag on municipal properties. Earlier this week,…

U.S. District Judge dismisses State Flag case in Ocean Springs

A United States District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the City of Ocean Springs’ decision to fly the state flag on municipal properties, based on what the court has deemed a ‘lack of subject matter jurisdiction.’ The lawsuit…

TNathan Fairley says he’s ‘controlling his own narrative’

Today, TNathan Fairley, who as of yesterday was removed from the Mississippi Rising Coalition board of directors, did a Facebook live discussing the current situation. Yesterday, the coalition announced through Facebook that Fairley would be removed from the board, effective…

Mississippi Rising Coalition files lawsuit against Ocean Springs

Today the Mississippi Rising Coalition, alongside three Coast residents, filed a lawsuit against the City of Ocean Springs decision to fly the Mississippi state flag on city municipal buildings. The lawsuit was filed at Gulfport Federal Courthouse and states that…

Groups protesting state flag in Ocean Springs

The NAACP, along with the Mississippi Rising Coalition and other groups, are marching to Ocean Springs City Hall to protest against the flying of the state flag. News 25’s Taylor Rubach joins us with more.

Mississippi professors want the state flag taken down

Mississippi Rising Coalition issued this statement on their Facebook page: *** STATEMENT FROM MISSISSIPPI'S UNIVERSITY HISTORY PROFESSORS ON THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG AND THE EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE *** As college professors, we have watched events of the past few days…

State flag protesters at Jones Park

Dozens in support of changing the design of the state flag joined forces Saturday evening in Gulfport. Members of the Mississippi Rising Coalition gathered at Jones Park to chant for change. The goal was to have their voices heard by…

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY PROTESTS

Members of the Mississippi Rising Coalition plan to protest peacefully outside the first judicial district courthouse in Gulfport this afternoon form three until five. They aim to raise public awareness regarding what *they* say is ongoing institutional racism and systemic…

Mississippi Rising Coalition Meeting

Mississippians along the Coast are on the rise, standing against what they call hate in the state. Tonight, in the Ocean Springs Municipal Public Library, the young, old, black, white, straight and LGBT community sat in a circle of unison…

First Mississippi Rising Coalition Meeting

The Mississippi Rising Coalition, a newly founded group, is seeking to protect all citizens in the state, regardless of their race, religion or sexual orientation. Founder of the group, Lea Campbell, is using tonight to spread her message of love,…