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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

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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,

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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 ...
1963: The Civil Rights Movement’s watershed year
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Fifty years ago this month, two of the chief characteristics of the modern Civil Rights Movement were dramatically, tragically illuminated in Jackson, Miss. by an assassin’s ...
Settlement reached in St. Bernard housing case
By April Siese Contributing Writer After lengthy legal battles, a settlement has finally been reached in a discriminatory housing controversy that has halted development in St. Bernard Parish. On Friday, May 10, ...
An important date to remember
By A. Peter Bailey Columnist April 4 was the 45th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. It always puzzles me why so many of those who so vocally ...
Students rally in protest of policies that criminalize youth of color
On Monday, March 4, youth of color from across the country held a rally on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol followed by a march to the White House to ...
Jesuit commemorates 50th anniversary of integration
By Philip Stelly Contributing Writer Editor's Note: In the original print version of this story, the date of integration for New Orleans public schools was incorrectly stated as 1961. We have corrected ...
Supreme Court hears arguments on Voting Rights Act
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On Wednesday February 27, the United States Supreme Court began hearing the case of Shelby County v. Holder, a lawsuit claiming that Section 5 of the ...

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