Parker-Weaver suffers stroke - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Social activist Parker-Weaver suffers stroke

At Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting, social activist Stephanie Parker-Weaver addressed the council and asked them to continue to support her non-profit group The Rebirth Alliance, which she says may be her swan song. At Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting, social activist Stephanie Parker-Weaver addressed the council and asked them to continue to support her non-profit group The Rebirth Alliance, which she says may be her swan song.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

At Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting, social activist Stephanie Parker-Weaver addressed the council and asked them to continue to support her non-profit group The Rebirth Alliance, which she says may be her swan song.

In late April, Parker-Weaver suffered a stroke, which has slowed her speech and limited her physical ability. She is best known for winning an eminent domain battle for black land owners in Canton against Nissan North America in 2002. The 50-year-old has continued to work in the area of human rights, and she's also a survivor of Her-2 breast cancer, which is a very aggressive form of the disease.

"The doctors this time have truly said, this is it. My heart is too weak to even undergo anesthesia to change the batteries in my pacemaker, my defibrillator," she told council members, thanking each one of them, and Mayor Harvey Johnson, for supporting her human rights efforts.

Parker-Weaver also gave the city gift cards for gas to give to cancer patients to help them get back and forth to medical appointments.

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Hot, humid and breezy for Scrapin' the Coast

    Hot, humid and breezy for Scrapin' the Coast

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:32:13 GMT
    If you're heading out for Scrapin the Coast this weekend, you can expect a typical South Mississippi summer day. (Source: WLOX)If you're heading out for Scrapin the Coast this weekend, you can expect a typical South Mississippi summer day. (Source: WLOX)

    If you're heading out for Scrapin the Coast this weekend, you can expect a typical South Mississippi summer day.

    More >>

    If you're heading out for Scrapin the Coast this weekend, you can expect a typical South Mississippi summer day.

    More >>
  • Nearly 400 swimmers compete in meet at Biloxi Natatorium

    Nearly 400 swimmers compete in meet at Biloxi Natatorium

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:00:09 GMT
    Swimmers taking part in a meet in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)Swimmers taking part in a meet in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    Swimmers taking part in a meet in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)Swimmers taking part in a meet in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Nearly 400 swimmers are on the Coast this weekend for the 10th Annual Splashin' the Coast swim meet at the Biloxi Natatorium.

    More >>

    Nearly 400 swimmers are on the Coast this weekend for the 10th Annual Splashin' the Coast swim meet at the Biloxi Natatorium.

    More >>
  • Eyewitness saw plane moments before the crash

    Eyewitness saw plane moments before the crash

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:25:47 GMT
    Wayne Lascola works at the Diamondhead Marina, and usually, he's checking on boats, but this morning something else got his attention. (Photo source: WLOX)Wayne Lascola works at the Diamondhead Marina, and usually, he's checking on boats, but this morning something else got his attention. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Wayne Lascola works at the Diamondhead Marina, and usually, he's checking on boats, but this morning something else got his attention. (Photo source: WLOX)Wayne Lascola works at the Diamondhead Marina, and usually, he's checking on boats, but this morning something else got his attention. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive on the Coast tomorrow to examine wreckage from that Cessna 172 that crashed this morning just north of the Diamondhead Airport.

    More >>

    Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive on the Coast tomorrow to examine wreckage from that Cessna 172 that crashed this morning just north of the Diamondhead Airport.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly