Posts Tagged ‘racial discrimination’

Hospital board appealing racial discrimination verdict

GREENWOOD — The majority-black Greenwood Leflore Hospital Board is appealing an $82,000 award to a white attorney who argued he was a victim of discrimination. George Dulin claims he was pushed out of his job as the hospital board’s attorney in 2006 because of his race. He was awarded $82,000 by a federal jury in […] [...]

Hosemann revels in victory over Court’s redistricting ruling

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is celebrating a victory in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the redrawing of the state’s voting districts. The Mississippi NAACP had challenged the state’s 2011 state elections because the Legislature did not immediately use the 2010 census to draw new district lines in 2011. […] [...]

Judge approves settlement in lawsuit involving illegal immigrants

LAUREL — A federal judge has given final approval to a settlement by Howard Industries, a Laurel-based electric transformer company, to pay $1.3 million and hire at least 70 workers to end a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by four black women who accused the company of discrimination for allegedly hiring only Hispanic […] [...]

City asks court to toss redistricting lawsuit

HATTIESBURG — The city of Hattiesburg is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by a group that says the city’s redistricting plan dilutes black voting strength. The U.S. District Court lawsuit asks for a court injunction against the use of the plan in municipal elections. The city’s response denies that allegation, saying that […] [...]

Judge gives Justice more time to review school plan

CLEVELAND — A federal judge says he will rule after the first of the year on proposals to desegregate two schools in the Cleveland School District. The Bolivar Commercial reports U.S. District Judge Glenn H. Davidson told attorneys after a hearing in Oxford that he wanted to give the Department of Justice time to review […] [...]

Supreme Court upholds decision on redistricting

JACKSON — The Supreme Court will not get involved in a fight over redistricting in Mississippi. The court affirmed today a lower court ruling allowing state lawmakers to run in their current districts this year. The justices rejected an appeal from the Mississippi NAACP. The Mississippi Legislature did not pass a redistricting plan this year. […] [...]

Alabama still collecting tax for Confederate vets

MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. — The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them. Despite fire-and-brimstone opposition to taxes among many in a state that still has “Heart of Dixie” on […] [...]

Hospital wins verdict in discrimination case

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 […] [...]

NAACP to appeal panel’s ruling on redistricting

JACKSON — The NAACP says it will appeal a federal panel’s ruling that candidates for the Mississippi Legislature this year will run in current districts. Carroll Rhodes, attorney for the NAACP, tells The Clarion-Ledger that the appeal will be filed within 30 days in the U.S. Supreme Court. He would not discuss the details. The […] [...]

Bill introduced to fund settlement with black farmers

WASHINGTON — A bill has finally been introduced in the U.S. Senate to fund the $1.15-billion settlement reached between black farmers and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack back in February. Senators Kay R. Hagan (D-N.C.), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) yesterday introduced the bill that would fund the payback to black farmers in […] [...]

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