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01/18/02
02/25/02
04/12/02
04/15/02
04/26/02
05/09/02
05/23/02
05/25/02
RACISM AND INJUSTICE STILL PREVALENT IN BELZONI, MISSISSIPPI
"CATFISH CAPITOL OF THE WORLD"

FACTS:

A DOWNTOWN BELZONI RESTAURANT WILL NOT SERVE CERTAIN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADERS AND THEIR GUESTS, BOTH BLACK AND WHITE, BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT EFFORTS TO BRING JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS TO THE CATFISH INDUSTRY FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

THE BELZONI HUMPHREYS COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION REFUSED TO ALLOW AN ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CATFISH WORKERS TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE FOUNDATION WHILE MANY CATFISH PROCESSING PLANT COMPANIES ARE GRANTED MEMBERSHIPS.

AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CITIZEN WAS FORCED TO PAY A $32.10 WATER RECONNECTION FEE WHEN THE WATER WAS NEVER SHUT OFF. OTHER AFRICAN-AMERICAN CITIZENS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT BEING UNFAIRLY TREATED CONCERNING THEIR WATER BILLS. AFRICAN-AMERICAN CITY WORKERS WERE FIRED AFTER BEING FALSELY ACCUSED OF STEALING WATER BILL MONEY FROM CITY HALL.

AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PHYSICIAN IN HUMPHREYS COUNTY WAS FALSELY ACCUSED OF DISTURBING THE PEACE AT A HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF MEETING BY THE HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR AND WAS SERVED AN ARREST WARRANT BY THE SHERIFF. AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PHYSICIAN IN PRIVATE PRACTICE FOR MANY YEARS WAS UNJUSTLY BARRED FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE HUMPHREYS COUNTY HEALTH NETWORK. MANY WRITTEN COMPLAINTS AND REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS WITH THE HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES CONTINUE TO BE IGNORED BY COUNTY OFFICIALS.

CITY RESOURCES AND STREET CLOSINGS USED IN SUPPORT OF THE WORLD CATFISH FESTIVAL ARE NOT GRANTED TO THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE BUFFALO FISH FESTIVAL. THE CITY REFUSES TO HAVE A TELEPHONE POLE REMOVED AND ALLEY MAINTAINED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE BUFFALO FISH FESTIVAL.

AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY LEADER WAS THREATENED BY A HUMPHREYS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT CLERK FOR RESPONDING TO A COMPLAINT OF FALSE ARREST AND ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS. A WRITTEN COMPLAINT FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE SHERIFF CONCERNING THE INCIDENT HAS BEEN IGNORED.

PLEASE PRAY FOR BELZONI AND HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MISSISSIPP!

SUPPORT THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE AND HOPE
REV. RONALD V. MYERS, SR., M.D., FOUNDER
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