Posts Tagged ‘race’

Black supervisors ask judge to toss redistricting lawsuit

JACKSON — The four black elected supervisors in Mississippi’s most populated county asked a federal judge yesterday to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of improperly using race as a consideration in redrawing voting districts. The lawsuit against the black members of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors was filed Sept. 19 in U.S. District Court […] [...]

Black dancers bring discrimination lawsuit against strip club

JACKSON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against a Mississippi strip club that it says discriminated against black dancers. The lawsuit alleges that Danny’s Cabaret in Jackson forced black dancers to work less lucrative shifts than whites, subjected them to arbitrary fees and fines and excluded them from advertisements promoting […] [...]

Herrington drops out of District 4 congressional race

by Associated Press Published: September 4,2012

Tags: campaign, candidate, election, financial problems, illness, political party, politician, Politics, race, sickness, vote, voter, Voting

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Democrats plan to choose a new nominee to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the Nov. 6 general election. Democratic chairman Rickey Cole tells The Associated Press that Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg has filed papers to withdraw from the 4th District race in the southern part of the state. Herrington won […] [...]

House could unveil redistricting map today; Senate unsure of timing

JACKSON — The Mississippi House could unveil its own redistricting plan today, capping months of speculation about a new map that could shape lawmakers’ political fortunes for the coming decade. Senate leaders say it could be a few days before a new Senate map is shown to the public because experts and attorneys are still […] [...]

Howard reaches tentative settlement in discrimination lawsuit

LAUREL — Court records say a Mississippi company that was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants has reached a tentative settlement in a discrimination lawsuit by four black women who claimed the company gave preferential treatment to Latinos. The lawsuit claimed one of the plaintiffs applied for a job at […] [...]

Hospital wins verdict in discrimination case

by Associated Press Published: July 12,2011

Tags: courts, discrimination, employment, healthcare, hospitals, lawsuit, race, racial discrimination

GREENWOOD — A federal appeals court has upheld the verdict in a discrimination lawsuit won by Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Former hospital board attorney George Dulin sued the hospital after he alleged he was fired in 2006 by the majority-black hospital board because he is white. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last year. Dulin’s attorney […] [...]

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