Champions of Justice is MCJ’s premier celebration of individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to the advancement of justice and equity in Mississippi and beyond....

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 CONTACT: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   The case is just one example of Southern farm owners illegally using the H-2A visa program to deny Americans work and exploit Black labor   SUNFLOWER, Miss. – On Wednesday, six Black farmworkers from Mississippi sued Pitts Farms Partnership...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2021 Contact: MCJ Communications Coordinator Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, MS - Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, issued the following statement in response to the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.    “We have all seen the harrowing scenes of Afghans...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24 Contact: MCJ Communications Coordinator Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, MS - On Wednesday and Thursday, Mississippi lawmakers are hosting hearings to discuss radically changing the state’s tax structure, including completely eliminating Mississippi’s income tax.   Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2021 Contact: Amelia McGowan, Director of Immigration Law, amcgowan@mscenterforjustice.org 769-230-8003   Meanwhile, corporations that employed immigrants have faced no accountability.   Jackson, MS - Two years after ICE raids of poultry processing plants in central Mississippi (August 7, 2019), the Mississippi Center for Justice’s immigrant clients...

[caption id="attachment_2285" align="alignright" width="300"] Petal, MS, protesters Dennis Harris and his partner[/caption] Mississippi Center for Justice was founded to promote racial and economic justice and is proud to defend the free speech rights of those who speak out against racism, oppression, and injustice. Recently, we represented...