October 2011 Archive

State, feds crack down on home elevation contractors
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer To comply with new building codes, many of the city’s houses need to be raised, but with at least two, local elevation fatalities in less than five ...
Police monitor says she’s working with volunteers, asks for $1M more
By Ariella Cohen thelensnola.org The city’s independent police monitor hired last year to be a watchdog for the New Orleans Police Department needs more money to do the job her office was ...
New Orleans, Atlanta lead nation in rich-poor gap
Baton Rouge also makes the top 10 list Atlanta and New Orleans have the widest income gap between rich and poor of all the major U.S. cities, according to a U.S. ...
Dillard gets $25M grant to study race-based health disparities
Dillard University is getting a $25 million, five-year grant to expand its research of health and healthcare inequalities between races and people in different parts of the country.
YOUTH VIOLENCE: The annihilation of a generation
By Michael Radcliff Contributing Writer Part I of a three-part series In 1933, 75 percent of the deaths of young people between the ages of 15 and 19 were a result of ...
Supreme Court may hear new challenge to affirmative action
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspapers) — Supreme Court justices will likely agree to hear an affirmative action case of a white student who ...
City squandering opportunities for water recreation
By Mary LaCoste Contributing Writer Where do you go for a swim in New Orleans? Rent a hotel room? Crowd out the kids in the few NORD pools? Join a country club? ...
Black Men of Labor to honor the Freedom Riders
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Driving or walking down St. Claude Avenue, the area around Sweet Lorraine’s jazz club immediately jumps out at you. The first thing one spots is the telephone ...
Black land loss increasing
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist An old African proverb is “A people without their land will be a people without a future.” Way before the current housing mortgage ...
A week for ‘All Souls’ and soulful music
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Remembering Loved Ones Often, the simplest gestures, the little touches best express the love, joy and respect that people have for each other. In New Orleans, like no ...

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