“If you can say you can’t breathe, you’re breathing.” With those words, Petal, MS, Mayor Hal Marx drew condemnation from across the nation following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, by police officer Derek Chauvin.   Community members and local advocacy groups, including...

MCJ has joined the team representing Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson and ten of his colleagues in suing Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Oath Keepers, and the Proud Boys over their roles in the Capitol invasion of January 6, 2021....

National HIV Testing Day is observed annually on June 27th to encourage individuals to be vigilant in knowing their status.  According to HIV.gov, It is estimated that 1 in 7 people in the United States is living with HIV and unaware of their status.  This year’s...

A 15-week abortion ban would make it all but impossible for women in Mississippi to exercise their right to choose. It falls particularly heavily on low-income and Black women, who often cannot afford to travel elsewhere for the procedure....

Rev. Benson Adu is a Nigerian pastor who was persecuted by Boko Haram. They kidnapped, beat, and cut him, and when he escaped, they tracked him down again. He fled to the U.S., thinking that getting out of the country would keep Boko Haram from harming his...

The pandemic caused economic uncertainty within many Mississippi households. Despite an eviction moratorium, many Mississippi landlords pursued evictions, both within and outside of the courts system. MCJ established the state's only COVID-related eviction prevention hotline for renters who suspected that they were being unlawfully evicted....