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Policing the Police: Numbers of ‘suspect’ killings spur cries for police reforms

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by

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A 14-year-old Black teen shot, killed by Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputy

“The cops feel they have the right to just go in and shoot. What happened to protect and serve? He had it on his mind

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Waiting at the polls: Long lines and the right to vote
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Every big election year, horror stories surface around the South and the rest of the country of voters having to wait for ...
Will Ferguson be a tipping point for national Black youth voter turnout?
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Civil rights leaders hope to increase African-American youth voter turnout by citing the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, ...
N.O. holds rally protesting police brutality
New Orleans protesters march into 8th District police station By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Lafayette Square Park was tightly roped off when a couple hundred protestors gathered there last Thursday night to ...
Group urges D.A. to file charges against man who shot 14-year-old
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor A group calling itself the Justice for Marshall Coulter Committee gathered outside the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office at 619 S. White Street recently ...
Prisons profit from ‘lock up’ quotas
By La Risa R. Lynch Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — The private prison industry’s profiteering off mass incarcerations has come under fire by prison reform advocates ...
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12 Years A Slave debuts in N.O. Civic Theatre
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer The largest crowd in the 24-year history of the New Orleans Film Festival helped kick off eight days of high-quality new movies, starting at the Civic ...
50 years later, civil rights leaders face bigger challenges
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist The 50th anniversary of the monumental 1963 March on Washington was accompanied by a wave of commemorative events that tried ...
How to fight the ‘biggest wave of voter suppression’ since 1965
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (New America Media) – The same morning Hillary Clinton was using her highly visible stature at the recent American Bar Association convention to call for ...

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