September 2011 Archive

Will Congress let poor children go hungry?
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – As the number of Americans suffering from hunger reaches record levels, federal lawmakers take aim at funding for the WIC program, which ...
Why does the South execute more people?
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – In the wake of the high-profile but ultimately unsuccessful effort to save Georgia’s Troy Davis from execution, media outlets are buzzing ...
Public activist running for Jeff Dist. 4 council seat
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly “I don’t believe that we can change our government if we continue electing the same names and people that hop from one political job to the ...
Promises for a new and less violent New Orleans
By L. Kasimu Harris Contributing Writer Last Saturday, 17 local business owners made pledges to New Orleans youth during the Saving Our Sons summit, at the UNO Lakefront Arena. They took ...
Pres. Obama’s American Jobs Act a good start
By Marc Morial President/CEO, The National Urban League Recently, the nation paused to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of 9-11. Many suggested that a focus on the spirit of unity ...
New Consumer Bureau could especially protect ethnic communities
By Suzanne Manneh Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Three years ago, the financial giant Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. That stunning development accelerated the Am­eri­can financial crisis, which left ...
Let’s cut to the chase: Jobs now!
By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. Trice EdneyWire.com Columnist Everybody’s mind seems to be on jobs. Yet, among my friends, I can’t think of a single person who is not working. When ...
Job Corps fights high unemployment by offering free education
By Ashley N. Johnson Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier) – Education and employment are two critical issues, especially within the Black community, where African-American students ...
Houma tribe wants storm protection for its coastal towns
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The United Houma Nation, with its family tree firmly planted in Terre­bonne, Lafourche and other coastal Louisiana parishes for 300 years, doesn’t want to see its ...
Honoring mothers
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Mother’s Day is a holiday set aside to honor and celebrate the women who gave us life. Four months after this year’s special day, the women who ...

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