September 2011 Archive

Former prosecutor seeks Orleans judge post
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer When voters ask Glen Woods what drove him to run for Criminal Court Judge, he is known to respond, “There but for the grace of God, go ...
Despite a state mandate, schools continue to have high suspension rates
By Jessica Williams thelensnola.org The legislative mandate was simple – keep kids in school if at all possible, suspension and expulsion having been identified as a point of entry for the school-to-prison ...
Debilitating poverty is corrosive
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The fall of the Roman Empire is best captured in the phrase that “Nero fiddled while Rome burned”. Set on pursuing his own pleasures and indulgences, ...
Davis case shows need for eyewitness ID reform
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – The long struggle to save the life of Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis ended last night at 11:08 p.m., when Davis—who maintained ...
China’s march through the Caribbean
By Bert Wilkinson Contributing Writer (Special from The Amsterdam News) — China is continuing its bold economic and geopolitical march through the Caribbean and Latin America, using its growing economic might to ...
An Open Letter to Congress and the Black community
By Gary L. Flowers NNPA Columnist The bombs which burst in Birmingham, Alabama on this date 48-years ago are exploding in Congress today. “Bombingham” as many referred to the city was the ...
African Americans wield considerable consumer power
WASHINGTON, D.C. — African-Americans’ buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015. This growing economic potential presents an opportunity for Fortune 500 companies to examine and further understand ...
Are schools preparing Black boys…for prison?
By Starla Muhammad Contributing Writer 'In New Orleans, Sebastian and Robin Weston were plaintiffs in a 2010 class-action lawsuit alleging their then six-year-old son was handcuffed and shackled to a chair by ...
1992 wishes for Black people still unfilled in 2011
By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist In January 1992 in a column written for the inaugural issue of publisher Ray Boone’s Richmond Free Press, I listed eleven wishes for Black people in ...
A Nickel-A-Dance will get you great entertainment
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Trombonist/vocalist Lucien Barbarin has some advice for those who’ve never attended one of the Nickel-A-Dance shows that he kicks off on Sunday, October 2.

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