Posts Tagged ‘NAACP’

Late attorney Doar was trusted advocate for racial equality

JACKSON — U.S. Justice Department attorney John Doar earned respect among Mississippi civil-rights activists in the 1960s as a trusted advocate who was committed to the ideals of racial equality. Doar was 92 when he died of congestive heart failure Nov. 11 in New York. Activists in Mississippi, including Flonzie Brown-Wright of Jackson, believe it’s […] [...]

Rust College being honored with marker on Freedom Trail

HOLLY SPRINGS — The role of Rust College students during the Civil Rights era will be commemorated with a marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail tomorrow. The unveiling will take place at 4 p.m. on Rust Avenue, across from the main entrance to the Rust College campus. The public is encouraged to attend. The Mississippi […] [...]

African American voters ask for Cochran’s help after runoff victory

JACKSON — After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor. Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck […] [...]

Voter ID to make debut during primary elections

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state of Mississippi tomorrow will use its new voter ID law for the first time, culminating a long political fight in a state with a troubled past of voting-rights suppression. People will be required to show a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification at the polls during the Republican and […] [...]

Human Rights Campaign pushing for anti-discrimination law

JACKSON — A national group plans to seek anti-discrimination state laws to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas. Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin said yesterday that the Washington-based group is spending $8.5 million for its “Project One America” in the three southern states. The three states do […] [...]

Union eyed by workers at Canton’s Nissan auto plant

CANTON — Elected officials and Nissan workers gathered in Canton over the weekend to discuss what it would take to establish a labor union at the plant. Congressman Bennie Thompson called a news conference Sunday to say he supports workers’ right to form a union. >> RELATED: Poll Question Employees said they approached the United […] [...]

Glover appointed to board

American Learning Corporation has appointed Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover as a new member of the board of directors. She is a certified public accountant, an attorney and finance administrator and educator. Glover is currently the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University. She was previously the chairperson of the Department of Accounting […] [...]

House banking panel OKs payday-lending extension

By Ted Carter A 7-year renewal of Mississippi’s payday lending law – including a $100 increase in the amount that can be transacted — received an endorsement Tuesday from the state House’s Banking and Finance Committee. Bill sponsor Rep. George Flaggs, a Vicksburg Democrat and chair of the Banking and Finance Committee, said the bill […] [...]

Port, MDA may make loans with port expansion funds

GULFPORT – State officials are considering a plan to make available about $150 million of hurricane recovery funds diverted for the expansion of the Port of Gulfport for housing and job projects for low- to moderate-income residents. The port received a total of $570 million for Hurricane Katrina recovery, originally intended to assist those residents. […] [...]

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