Jan 14, 2015: Adofa Minka: Jackson Free Press: We Must Finish King’s Work
Dec 8, 2014: Clarion Ledger: Groups petition city council to make Jackson Human Rights City
Local attorneys Adofo Minka and CJ Lawrence will be among those presenting a resolution for the council to adopt.
Nov 8, 2014: Vimeo: Jackson Rising: Adofo Minka
Adofo Minka describes his three-pronged organizing strategy for Jackson Mississippi: securing economy justice, promoting participatory democracy, and producing progressive electoral results. Though he acknowledges progress, Minka elaborates on how more change can be made through building cooperatives and empowering workers to fight against racism and economic and social inequality.
Nov 5, 2014: Adofo Minka: Jackson Free Press: Mayor: Answer Questions About Tax Law Change
May 14, 2014: Black Agenda Report: Special Edition: The Jackson Rising Conference
There is nothing capitalistic about MXGM’s cooperative vision, said Adofo Minka. “Cooperation Jackson” emphasizes “placing the means of production in the hands of the people, and focusing more on creating livable wages and benefits for the people who work in these businesses, as opposed to one owner who is only interested in developing his own pockets.”
Mar 5, 2014: Jackson Free Press: ‘Baba’ Chokwe: Lumumba the Mentor
Sometimes, Adofo Minka, a 27-year-old law clerk with Lumumba, Freelon & Associates, would drive his boss, Chokwe Lumumba, to court appointments around the state.
Adofo Minka is a native of St. Louis, Mo., who moved to Jackson with his family two and a half years ago. He is a practicing criminal defense attorney and founding attorney of the Law Center for Human Rights and Justice. Minka is also a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and a founding member of Cooperation Jackson, an emerging network of worker-owned and democratically operated cooperative enterprises based in Jackson.