The Mississippi Center for Justice created its 2018 Congressional Candidate Questionnaire to educate voters about where candidates stand on priority issues and to better understand how, if elected, candidates will work with the Center to advance racial and economic justice in our state. We asked that congressional campaigns...

So much comes to mind about the past several months- new staff members added, a new campaign launched on food security, disaster response trainings in Texas and Puerto Rico-  that it can be hard to find the through-line for it all.

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[caption id="attachment_1447" align="alignright" width="441"] Caduceus scale[/caption] The Mississippi Center for Justice is celebrating the 5thyear of its medical-legal partnership in collaboration with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation.  We have witnessed the positive impact this...

National HIV Testing Day is observed on June 27th. This year’s theme is “Doing it My Way, Testing for HIV”.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV today, but 1 in 7 of them...

MCJ’s Education Campaign recently represented an autistic child who wore his uncle’s jacket to school.  Unbeknown to him it had some .22 caliber bullets in the pocket, but no gun.  When a bullet fell out of the jacket’s pocket, the school  immediately called law enforcement,...

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid asked the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for permission to impose a work requirement on two mandatory categories of Medicaid beneficiaries: parents and caretaker relatives who have incomes below 27 percent of the poverty line, and parents...

Division has always been a common theme throughout American society.  The existence of the “haves” and the “have nots” is a reality.   The clearest example of this division is how wealth is unequally divided in this county.  According to Wikipedia, the richest 1% hold about...