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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 ...
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 ...
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 a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and ...
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 to kill.” – Comeako Tillman, Cameron ...
Waiting at the polls: Long lines and the right to vote
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer apa itu cash in advance (Special from Facing South) – Every big election year, horror stories surface around the South and the rest of the country of ...
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 ...

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