Mississippi Approves New Flag Design – Had Been The Last State In The Country To Feature An Image Of The Confederate Battle Flag

The new design, which includes a magnolia blossom, was selected by a state commission in September to be put on the November ballot. The final decision came down to the magnolia image and the “Great River Flag,” which featured a shield with white and red stripes and a symbol representing the Mississippi River.

The flag featuring Confederate imagery was officially retired in June after protests against racial injustice and police brutality led numerous states to reckon with the history behind such symbols.

“Our flag should reflect the beauty and good in all of us. It should represent a state that deserves a positive image,” Rocky Vaughan, designer of the magnolia flag, said in a statement in September.

“The New Magnolia Flag represents the warmth and strength of the good people of Mississippi. Now is the time we show the world that we’re from Mississippi, the Magnolia State,” he added.

Source: The Hill

TikTok and YouTube Star Alexa Jade (Nava Rose) Turns Knock Off Luxury Bags Into Awesome Outfits

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Alexa Jade is a 29-year-old LA-based Filipino creator who has been gaining popularity on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram for her skills making incredible DIY outfits out of fake luxury bags.

Popularly known for her Nava Rose Youtube channel, the social media rising star’s unique take on thrift flipping has impressed everyone, with many of her videos going viral.

Among Alexa’s viral hits is a video of her transforming a fake Louis Vuitton duffel bag into an entire outfit.

Source: NextShark

Pepsi Sparkling Rosé

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PepsiCo is bringing refreshments to BravoCon – including a special limited-edition beverage, Pepsi Sparkling Rosé, a non-alcoholic concoction meant to taste a little like champagne or sparkling wine

The Pepsi move to create a bespoke beverage is indicative of how far some advertisers will go to capture new attention from consumers. Kaplan, the Pepsi executive, says the new Sparkling Rosé is the result of work that involves various divisions of the company, including Pepsi’s research and development team. The drink has caffeine, he says, and “tiny champagne bubbles” that create an interesting drinking experience. Pepsi is issuing just 100 limited-edition bottles of the stuff, and will also offer samples at the event.

Source: Variety