One year after the record-breaking ICE Raids at Mississippi poultry plants, the Mississippi Center for Justice explores the deepening crisis and worsening injustices in the affected communities. Click here to read our comprehensive report 1 year after the raids....

Mississippi’s history is steeped in state-supported violence and institutional racism that permeate every economic, educational, health, social, political, religious, and economic issue, decision, and debate within its borders. For many of its citizens, including the near 20% living in poverty, the “hospitality state” nickname is...

For Immediate Release July 14, 2020 Contact – Beth Orlansky, Advocacy Director, Mississippi Center for Justice, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2838   CFPB Reverses Policy Aimed at Mitigating Perpetual Debt   Today, unfortunately, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau repealed a 2017 regulation that protected Mississippians from some of the most unscrupulous acts of payday...

For Immediate Release July 14, 2020 Contact – Beth Orlansky, Advocacy Director, Mississippi Center for Justice, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2838   Today, unfortunately, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau repealed a 2017 regulation that protected Mississippians from some of the most unscrupulous acts of payday lenders, effectively placing borrowers, like sharecroppers, at...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 29, 2020 Contact – Robert B. McDuff, Director of the George Riley Impact Litigation Initiative, Mississippi Center for Justice, rmcduff@mscenterforjustice.org   After yesterday’s historic vote to take down the Confederate emblem as part of Mississippi’s state flag that was adopted in 1894, the Mississippi legislature...

For Immediate Release June 18, 2020 Contact: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org, 601-473-4309   MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR JUSTICE APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT’S DACA RULING PRESIDENT AND CEO Vangela M. Wade released the following statement:   We applaud the Supreme Court for blocking the Trump administration’s cruel, inhumane and arbitrary attempt to end the DACA program...

JACKSON, Mississippi - A bipartisan group of Mississippi lawmakers is drafting a resolution to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag. Vangela Wade, the president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, a non-profit focused on civil rights advocacy and litigation, issued the...

Mississippi Center for Justice For Immediate Release April 28, 2020 Contact: Beth Orlansky, Advocacy Director, borlansky@mscenterforjustice.org MCJ Files Emergency Motion Requesting End to Garnishment Proceedings Jackson, MS – The Mississippi Center for Justice has filed an emergency motion requesting the Mississippi Supreme Court halt garnishment proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic...