The Mississippi Center for Justice and the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, with support from World Wildlife Fund and Kimberly-Clark, will provide legal services, assistance and resources to help historically underserved Mississippians keep generational land and conserve working forests.   JACKSON, MISS., OCT. 14, 2021 - The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation™ and the Mississippi Center...

Mississippi Center for Justice is among the 204 signatories on a letter to President Biden, Vice-President Harris, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas and Secretary Blinken reinforcing their initial request for temporary protected status (TPS) or deferred enforced departures (DED) for Cameroon.   As explained in...

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 CONTACT: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   The case is just one example of Southern farm owners illegally using the H-2A visa program to deny Americans work and exploit Black labor   SUNFLOWER, Miss. – On Wednesday, six Black farmworkers from Mississippi sued Pitts Farms Partnership...

The landmark lawsuit was brought on behalf of Flowers by the Mississippi Center for Justice and the Hogan Lovells law firm   September 3, 2021 – Today, the Mississippi Center for Justice and Hogan Lovells filed a federal court lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans and three...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org Mississippi, which has the most abusive eviction laws in the entire nation, will be hit particularly hard Jackson, MS - Today, the Supreme Court struck down the eviction moratorium. Vangela M. Wade, the president and CEO of the Mississippi...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2021 Contact: MCJ Communications Coordinator Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, MS - Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, issued the following statement in response to the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.    “We have all seen the harrowing scenes of Afghans...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24 Contact: MCJ Communications Coordinator Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, MS - On Wednesday and Thursday, Mississippi lawmakers are hosting hearings to discuss radically changing the state’s tax structure, including completely eliminating Mississippi’s income tax.   Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2021 Contact: Amelia McGowan, Director of Immigration Law, amcgowan@mscenterforjustice.org 769-230-8003   Meanwhile, corporations that employed immigrants have faced no accountability.   Jackson, MS - Two years after ICE raids of poultry processing plants in central Mississippi (August 7, 2019), the Mississippi Center for Justice’s immigrant clients...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 3, 2021 CONTACT: Brittney Perkins, Justice Court Access Program Manager, Mississippi Center for Justice, bperkins@mscenterforjustice.org   Online chatbot helps ‘level the playing field’ in the courtroom, especially for low-income people and communities of color   JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Center for Justice and Mississippi Access...