[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...

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...

By Vangela M. Wade, President and CEO of Mississippi Center for Justice   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="350"] Photo: Barbara Gautt, Clarion Ledger[/caption] It’s been four weeks since Jackson experienced an historic winter storm. When the weather warmed, decrepit water and sewer pipes across the city began to burst....

If you owe child support, your check can't be garnished  Under the CARES Act, stimulus money could be seized by state and federal agencies to cover past-due child support. However, your second stimulus check can't be taken if you owe money for child support. This change with the new...

 It's been an extraordinary year! I can assure you that MCJ has fought for the most vulnerable Mississippians throughout this unprecedented health and economic crisis. Our work is testament to our conviction. Fighting difficult battles and overcoming insurmountable odds is what we do in Mississippi....