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...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 3, 2021 CONTACT: Brittney Perkins, Justice Court Access Program Manager, Mississippi Center for Justice, bperkins@mscenterforjustice.org   Online chatbot helps ‘level the playing field’ in the courtroom, especially for low-income people and communities of color   JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Center for Justice and Mississippi Access...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, Mississippi - This weekend, the nation’s eviction moratorium is set to expire. The Mississippi Center for Justice, which operates the state’s only COVID-19 eviction prevention hotline and has helped hundreds of individuals and families, is deeply...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 29, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, Mississippi Center for Justice, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org     Since the University of Mississippi’s controversial decision to terminate the tenure-track contract of History Professor Garrett Felber in December of 2020, the University and Felber have reached a settlement for a confidential amount that...