Hurricane Katrina’s powerful surge swept casino barges onto highways, upended bridges, and inundated areas untouched by any prior storm, making the point with sheer brute force that status quo precautions no longer were adequate. As Mississippians emerged from shelter to face a new reality, the...

As the devastation of Hurricane Katrina became clear to the public, a popular saying took hold: the storm was “an equal-opportunity destroyer.” What this phrase neglects is the fact that this storm struck a profoundly inequitable society shaped for generations by Jim Crow law. For...

Fifty years ago, almost to the day, I began working at the Wilkes Elementary School in Money, Mississippi – literally a hundred feet (across the Money Road) from the Bryant Grocery Store. I, of course, knew all about the Bryant Store. And I knew about...

As the Mississippi Legislature considers how to allocate our share of the CARES Act fund, it is vital that $50-75 million be used for rent assistance in these dire economic times. With unemployment numbers reaching record highs and months-long delays in getting unemployment claims paid,...

Friday, April 24, 2020, the Mississippi Center for Justice Housing Campaign filed an Emergency Motion (read the motion here) requesting the Mississippi Supreme Court institute a moratorium on evictions during the Coronavirus pandemic. This effort is made in an attempt to stop the expected and...