MCJ has received a $1.5M grant from the Hilton Equity Fund to be put towards operational support.   “MCJ fights for the most vulnerable Mississippians. Our work is testament to our conviction. Fighting difficult battles and overcoming insurmountable odds is what we do in Mississippi," said Vangela...

Mississippi Center for Justice is among the 204 signatories on a letter to President Biden, Vice-President Harris, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas and Secretary Blinken reinforcing their initial request for temporary protected status (TPS) or deferred enforced departures (DED) for Cameroon.   As explained in...

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am swept up in a wave of emotions. You see, this month marks the 25th anniversary of my surgery to remove a malignant tumor in my breast. I am deeply thankful to be alive today!   But I am also...

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Biden Administration announced an important shift in immigration enforcement policy—that instead of focusing on large workplace enforcement raids against immigrant workers, it would instead shift its focus to investigating and punishing exploitative employers. We applaud the Biden Administration’s decision...

The Mississippi Center for Justice and the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, with support from World Wildlife Fund and Kimberly-Clark, will provide legal services, assistance and resources to help historically underserved Mississippians keep generational land and conserve working forests.   JACKSON, MISS., OCT. 14, 2021 - The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation™ and the Mississippi Center...

Just one month after a devastating earthquake that resulted in the deaths of over 2,200 Haitians, injured 12,000 people, damaged or destroyed 120,000 homes and displaced hundreds of thousands of people, the Biden administration is sending plane full of families to Haiti under Title 42,...

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...