Leaders Across State Launch Mississippi Bail Fund Collective

Leaders Across State Launch Mississippi Bail Fund Collective An organization committed to paying bail for poor Mississippians June 19th, 2019 Today, a coalition of social workers, attorneys, and activists from across Mississippi launched the Mississippi Bail Fund Collective to address the injustices perpetrated by Mississippi’s cash bail system. Mississippi’s nearly exclusive use of cash bail is devastating poor communities. Poor Mississippians are languishing in jails while waiting on congested courts to decide their fate. Many sit month after month and year after year waiting to have their cases heard because…

Billionaire Robert F. Smith to pay off the student loans of Morehouse College’s class of 2019

Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the private equity firm Vista Equity Partners was the commencement speaker for Morehouse’s class of 2019. During his commencement address, he pledged to the 400 graduating seniors that he would pay off the student loans for the entire class. In addition, he also promised a $1.5 Million donation to the school. As he stood at the podium speaking to the class he said: “This is my class, and I know my class will pay it forward”. This is an amazing offer considering…

Mayor Keisha serves Atlanta Brown, with no ICE

Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is no longer putting up with the Trump administration’s insistent xenophobic racism that has divided families, ruined economies, and filled detention centers nationwide with innocent people. On Thursday September 6th, 2018, Mayor Bottoms issued an executive order to transfer all the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detainees out of Atlanta’s city jails, making Atlanta one of many other progressive lead cities to denounce and rebuke the Federal Executive Branch’s so called “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Atlanta has become the “Chocolate City” of the South and known…