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Violence erupts after latest series of fatal cop shootings

Nearly two years after police in Ferguson, Mo. gunned down 18-year-old Michael Brown and several other officer-involved killings led to nationwide protests, two more Black

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Heavily armed white man arrested after firing at cop

A recent incident underscores the racist double standard in U.S. law enforcement with regard to the way Blacks and whites are viewed and treated by

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Darryle Holloway and Judge Lionel Collins post offices approved
Last week, President Barack Obama signed into law two bills designating post offices to be renamed after fallen veteran NOPD Officer Darryle Holloway and Louisiana civil rights legend Judge Lionel ...
What’s happened to school desegregation?
By George E. Curry George Curry Media Columnist May 17 marked the 62nd anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing so-called separate but equal public schools. As ...
Yet, another battle: Substandard rental conditions
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In the New Orleans East house where resident Trina Lackey lived with her son, water crept through the walls and the ceiling, and dripped from the kitchen ...
Black votes matter
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist louisville money As we enter the 2016 political campaign season with numerous candidates for president of the United States in the Republican and Democratic parties, ...
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Black women mobilizing for 2016 vote
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent guaranteed payday loans poor credit WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to ...
Vacant LaSalle Street lot offered for Memorial for MLK and SCLC
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In this 90th Anniversary issue, The Louisiana Weekly looks back to a time when this newspaper stood alone, as virtually the only local media voice covering the ...
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La. Weekly reaches milestone, celebrates 90th anniversary
This week The Louisiana Weekly, one of the longest-running and most widely read publications owned and operated by people of color in the Deep South, celebrates its 90th year of ...
Ashé CAC hosts community concert honor MLK
Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents its annual Lift Every Voice and Sing Concert, a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert will take place on January 18 ...

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