One cop guilty, one acquitted of lying about post-Katrina shooting A federal jury on this past Friday convicted one New Orleans police officer of lying
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By Jordan Flaherty The Louisiana Weekly A recent settlement involving a “whites only” housing complex in Mid-City may have also provided background detail on a racist attack committed by New Orleans police ... How prisons imperil Black voting power in post-Katrina Louisiana
By Zoe Sullivan (Special from New America Media) — Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is one of the most notorious prisons in the United States. Sometimes called “The Farm” because ... Mother of Danziger victim still seeking justice
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor Sherell Johnson would like nothing more than to bury her murdered son, James Brissette Jr., and give him a final resting place. But for now ... Where would Dr. King stand on Wal-Mart workers?
By Gary L. Flowers NNPA Columnist This week the nation and the world celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. with the dedication of his memorial on ... 3 stories you didn’t read this MLK weekend
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In the hoopla surrounding Sunday’s dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue on the National Mall in Washington, Harry E. Johnson, Sr., the visionary ... Fewer see improvement in race relations
PRINCETON, NJ — By 35 percent to 23 percent, more Americans believe U.S. race relations have gotten better rather than worse with Barack Obama’s election as president. However, ... Verdicts released in Danziger Trial
A federal jury has reached a verdict in the trial of five police officers charged in the shooting deaths of civilians on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans in the ... Honored 58 years after integrating LSU
In May, LSU’s first Black undergraduate student, Alexander Pierre Tureaud Jr., was awarded an LSU degree, 58 years after he first began to pursue that degree in 1953. Tureaud was ...
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