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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

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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

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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 ...
Clergy, civil rights leaders meet on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
By Ariel Medley Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Civil rights leaders, activists and clergy members gathered Aug. 1 inside the historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (AME) ...
The La./SCLC Connection plans statewide bus trip to DC for 50th Anniversary, March on Washington
The Louisiana/Southern Christ­ian Leadership Conference (SC­LC) Connection is a collaboration of the National SCLC, Louisiana SCLC chapters, Loui­siana elected officials and legislators, ministers and pastors, community-based organizations and many other ...
Prominent Black lawyers debate Zimmerman verdict
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Black legal experts have conflicting opinions on the outcome of the trial of George ...
Civil rights groups hold vigil for Trayvon Martin
The New Orleans Branch of the NAACP, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA), the Baptist Minister’s Conference of Greater N.O., and other concerned organizations ...

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