Law & Grace was incorporated in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1998, by founder and president, Barbara ANN COLEMAN Jackson (formerly Fenelon). Ann Coleman (as she is widely known by her pen name) selected Law & Grace based on her paralegal and seminary degrees. Ann is also a licensed minister. For more than ten year, Law & Grace, Inc., has 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue status. However, since displacement due to Hurricane Katrina, its operations have been challenging. (Because no public money was being received, Law & Grace inadvertently missed filing time for form 990 and its status was revoked. Reinstatement is being sought at this time.)
Law & Grace is a social justice ministry corporation. Targeted at social issues, problems, and justice, L & G began publishing and distributing bi-monthly newsletters in 1998. A quote from 1999 newsletter: “The gap is widening between the haves and the have nots. Consequently, loneliness, poverty, selfishness, apathy, substance abuse, anger, and impatience are rampant. All too often, hurting and dangerously despairing people make their pain public, by their acts of violence.” On this website, a posting entitled “Casualties From New Orleans Ineptness and Corruption Are Coming To A City Near You” depicts what New Orleans situations were, and what cities to which evacuees became relocated were forced to coped with.
Ann’s motivation for social justice derives primarily from the Bible (Ezek. 22:29, Prov.14:31, Amos 5:12, Luke 4:18, Luke 11:46), the late Dr. Marshall Truehill, Jr, and Congresswoman and activist, Barbara C. Jordan. Although Ann’s preference is religious and inspirational writing, after the hurricane, she has been writing intensely on social justice subject matters –including corruption in politics as well as in religion.
Several factors continue to interrupt the vision and operation of Law & Grace, in particular, Hurricane Katrina. Although the years have gone, the effects of Katrina still impact thousands of people’s lives —-those who were victims, as well as those who labor to assist victims.
For the past few months, this has been under renovation, and, as seen throughout this site, a different subject will now take the forefront. Ann Coleman is the author of: “A Marriage Made in Heaven” -Providence House Publishers (c) 1997 ISBN: 1-57736-032-X, and upcoming book entitled, “More Than A Conqueror.” Barbara Ann Coleman Jackson is also a certified paralegal, with advanced skills in Consumer and in Bankruptcy law.
Mail all correspondences / requests to
Law & Grace, Inc
P.O. Box 5373
Shreveport, LA 71135
ALSO: If you can or will help Law & Grace, and or Barbara Ann Jackson with ministry, social service, and reinstating its charity status, (especially with replacing our damaged computer), please mail all / any contributions. gifts, donations to the above address. A donation of a computer, a printer, or other supplies would also be welcome. Please do not hesitate to email or write.
Particularly after Hurricane Katrina caused thousands of people to be displaced, it was urgent and necessary for Law & Grace to rise to occasion of ministering to hurting people, while at the same time enduring a tremendous amount of personal sorrow and loss. Ironically, for too many people, it is as if Hurricanes Katrina and Rita happened yesterday; and often, it is not because people are slothful, but because political corruption and greed is in the mix! People from all parts of the US have contacted Law & Grace (mostly via email) regarding their properties, their legal cases for which there were no answers and files were missing and justice impossible. Law & Grace blogging, Internet articles, and various offers of information such as those below has helped people who were displaced as well as people who weren’t. At other times, Law & Grace (Barbara) had little choice other than to minister to people with Scriptures, prayers, telephone calls, and emails –all during her own trauma which has never stopped, and as depicted on this site, in some instances, unfortunately has worsened. Accordingly, this appeal is being made for help. For review of information concerning Law & Grace (Barbara Ann Jackson) social efforts toward effecting injustices, poverty, violence, and unmerited hostility, *Please see the following articles:
**REPEATING THIS APPEAL: Gifts, donations, words of encouragement and even prayers will be greatly appreciated.