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MS NAACP Joins Stonewall Community in Call for Justice in Jonathan Sanders Killing

2015/07/22 -  Again, we face another questionable traffic stop. Again, we suffer another African American male losing his life at the hands of law enforcement. Again, a man has died while uttering the words ‘I can’t breathe’. The Mississippi State Conference NAACP is saddened and angered at the recent death of Jonathan ‘Mop Top’ Sanders… Read more

Tensions and Voices Rise in Stonewall

2015/07/22 -  Cries of protest rang through the usually quiet streets of the small Mississippi community of Stonewall this month, as organizers marched on the town’s police station, demanding the removal of who residents believe to be “killer cops.” Angry voices raised in unison alternated between chants of “Hey, Hey, Hey Ho, these killing cops… Read more

Figgers: Nissan, Champion Workers’ Civil Rights

2015/07/21 -  Recently, Nissan announced a half-million-dollar donation to the Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. While on its face, Nissan’s donation is a noble act, it does not mean Nissan is a champion of civil rights. It cannot excuse Nissan’s ongoing attack on the civil rights of its own workforce. “This project seeks… Read more

CAP Report – Mississippi Democracy Rock Bottom

2015/07/21 – Mississippi has, once again, hit the lowest rung in terms of democracy.  A new report released by the Center for American Progress puts Mississippi deep in the list of failed states, filling the South, that have moved to restrict voting and trounce the democratic process. The report, “Health of State Democracies,” focuses on… Read more

Jonathan Sanders Autopsy No Surprise, Town Still on Edge

2015/07/17 -  STONEWALL, Miss. — Although a preliminary autopsy report ruling Jonathan Sanders’ death a homicide, caused by manual asphyxiation, came as no surprise to his friends and relatives, they hope it is the first step towards justice. “The community and the attorneys for Jonathan Sanders feel that this is enough to establish probable cause… Read more

Family Seeks Justice for Jonathan – Unarmed Mississippi Man’s Family Speaks Out in The Aftermath of Police Choking Death

2015/07/16 – Family Seeks Justice For Jonathan – Unarmed Mississippi Man’s Family Speaks Out in The Aftermath of Police Choking Death   STONEWALL, MS   On July 17th of 2014 the tragic last words “I Can’t Breathe” were uttered by Eric Garner as he was choked to death by New York police officers. Nearly One… Read more

NAACP: Gov. Bryant Should Show ‘Moral Urgency’ on State Flag Change

2015/07/10 -  After South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law Thursday to bring down the Confederate flag outside the Statehouse—a move that seemed unthinkable only a month ago in this Deep South state that was the first to secede from the Union—civil rights leaders in Mississippi called on officials here to follow… Read more

S.C. Governor Signs Bill to Remove Confederate Flag from Capitol Grounds

2015/07/09 -  South Carolina’s governor used nine pens Thursday to sign a law that will remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and send it to a museum. Each pen, Gov. Nikki Haley said, will go to the families of the nine victims of last month’s massacre at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist… Read more