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Nonprofits Commemorate 10 Year Katrina Anniversary

2015/08/27 – JACKSON, MS: As Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery dollars flowed into the state, several nonprofit organizations joined forces to prevent Mississippi’s well-established pattern of making federal programs difficult to access for low-income people.  Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE), the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP (MS NAACP), and One Voice… Read more

Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP Launches Campaign Aimed at Increasing Physcial Activity

2015/08/19 – Jackson, Mississippi (August 19, 2015) – The Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP announced the launch of a campaign aimed at increasing physical activity in Mississippi communities. The campaign seeks to foster partnerships between community-based organizations and public properties like school playgrounds, tracks and gymnasiums to provide children with a safe place to… Read more

Heavily Armed Members of Controversial Patriot Organization Show Up at Michael Brown Protests

2015/08/11 – A state of emergency in St. Louis County did not prevent a controversial patriot organization from adding to the tensions felt across Ferguson, Mo., early Tuesday. According to NBC News, members of the Oath Keepers—an organization consisting of former members of the military, police officers and first responders that pledge to “defend the… Read more

Ga. Gov. Erases Racist Confederate Holidays From Calendar

2015/08/11 – In a move filled with more symbolism than actual substance, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Confederate Memorial Day and Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday have been erased from the state’s official 2016 holiday calendar, according to the American Journal-Constitution. Both days were replaced with the more neutral term “state holiday,” according… Read more

Huffington Post, Washington Post Reporters Charged For Doing Journalism In Ferguson

2015/08/11 – Reporters from The Huffington Post and Washington Post have been charged with trespassing and interfering with a police officer’s performance, a chilling setback for press freedom coming nearly a year after their arrests in Ferguson, Missouri. The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly and Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery were arrested while working out of a… Read more

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