It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am swept up in a wave of emotions. You see, this month marks the 25th anniversary of my surgery to remove a malignant tumor in my breast. I am deeply thankful to be alive today!   But I am also...

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...

Champions of Justice is MCJ’s premier celebration of individuals who have made an exemplary contribution to the advancement of justice and equity in Mississippi and beyond....

“If you can say you can’t breathe, you’re breathing.” With those words, Petal, MS, Mayor Hal Marx drew condemnation from across the nation following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, by police officer Derek Chauvin.   Community members and local advocacy groups, including...

MCJ has joined the team representing Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson and ten of his colleagues in suing Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Oath Keepers, and the Proud Boys over their roles in the Capital invasion of January 6, 2021....

A 15-week abortion ban would make it all but impossible for women in Mississippi to exercise their right to choose. It falls particularly heavily on low-income and Black women, who often cannot afford to travel elsewhere for the procedure....

Rev. Benson Adu is a Nigerian pastor who was persecuted by Boko Haram. They kidnapped, beat, and cut him, and when he escaped, they tracked him down again. He fled to the U.S., thinking that getting out of the country would keep Boko Haram from harming his...

The pandemic caused economic uncertainty within many Mississippi households. Despite an eviction moratorium, many Mississippi landlords pursued evictions, both within and outside of the courts system. MCJ established the state's only COVID-related eviction prevention hotline for renters who suspected that they were being unlawfully evicted....

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Dennis Taylor, 58, came into the Mississippi Center for Justice office looking for help preventing the foreclosure of his Jackson, MS, home of 14 years. During his client interview, Mr. Taylor explained that he had been unemployed for three years after getting hurt at work...