Entries by Shoshannah Sayers

FADE Coalition Statement on Durham Racial Profiling Report

OFFICIAL FADE COALITION STATEMENT ON THE CITY MANAGER’S REPORT: We have all witnessed this week in Ferguson, MO, what can happen when a police department becomes unaccountable to the community it serves. Many commentators have pointed to the city’s stop, search, and arrest statistics, while noting that the situation unfolding in Missouri reflects a deep-seated […]

NC Supreme Court’s inaction on state redistricting plan raises questions

NC Supreme Court’s inaction on state redistricting plan raises questions By Anne Blythe ablythe@newsobserver.com Artilce originally appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on August 15, 2014 AA Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/15/4074921/nc-supreme-courts-inaction-on.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy RALEIGH — Three years have passed since Republican lawmakers redrew North Carolina’s political landscape with redistricting maps that Democrats and voting rights advocates […]

Position Announcement: Employment Opportunity Legal Corps Staff Attorney

Employment Opportunity Legal Corps Staff Attorney (2 positions available) The Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) has an immediate opening for two licensed attorneys to work in our Clean Slate Program. These positions are available through generous funding from Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps for their Employment Opportunity Legal Corps. The positions are for one year, […]

Editorial: Southernside needs a foot bridge

THE GREENVILLE NEWS EDITORIAL Southernside needs a foot bridge Southernside residents and their many friends have successfully used the power of community activism and the threat of federal intervention to get plans rolling for a pedestrian bridge to replace the Hampton Avenue truss bridge that was demolished almost two years ago and split a poor […]

Agreement reached after environmental justice complaint

After a year-long environmental justice battle, the Southernside, SC neighborhood is seeing progress toward a new bridge. Environmental Justice Complaint Background SCSJ began assisting the Southernside neighborhood with their environmental justice complaint in the summer of 2013. SCSJ filed a complaint on behalf of state Rep. Chandra Dillard and longtime resident Mary Duckett, alleging that […]

Voter Suppression: The Same Old Strategy

SCSJ recently represented the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, and other plaintiffs in a federal hearing requesting a preliminary injunction to stop North Carolina’s Monster Voter Suppression Law. At this time we are waiting to hear back from the court on whether or not the law will be […]

Rep. David Price to visit SCSJ

David Price to Visit Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ)   Following SCSJ staff attorney Daryl Atkinson’s recent trip to the White House to receive a Champions of Change award for his extraordinary work to facilitate employment opportunities for individuals formerly involved in the justice system, Representative David Price will be visiting SCSJ on Monday, […]