U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones hires a Black Chief of Staff

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from — U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama last week hired Dana Gresham, an African-American Washington, D.C.

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Budgetary ideological division forces 11-day Special Legislative Session; cost $500,000

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer During his first race for the State House of Representatives in 2007, which the author admittedly played an opposing role,

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Jeff Sessions is rolling back basic rights
By Jesse Jackson Columnist As Donald Trump nears the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focuses primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents. ...
Conservatives plot their course on the rising ‘sea of red’ in state capitals
By Robert Faturechi ProPublica Shortly after the November election, with the nation’s political attention focused on the Trump transition, an influential advocacy group met outside Washington to discuss how to leverage the ...
In final address: President Obama says ‘post racial’ America was ‘never realistic’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — In a tearful televised address before a passionate and exuberant Chicago audience, President Barack Obama gave his departing speech Tuesday night, imploring African ...
Punishing poverty through prison costs city millions, study finds
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Just two days before the New Orleans City Council unanimously voted to allow people charged with minor municipal offenses to be released without bail, the Vera ...
Stakes are high as lawmakers mull changes to TOPS, report finds
The fate of the TOPS program is weighing heavily on the minds of students and their families across Louisiana as lawmakers consider measures to overhaul the college scholarship program. FOX 8 ...
DOJ releases report on online misconduct
A Justice Department report into money send to the once-anonymous online postings of two former federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana makes ...
Women’s health post-abortion bill passes house committee
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Proposed legislation that would provide for a streamlined approach to the post-procedure health and medical attention of women who undergo abortion procedures passed the Louisiana House of ...
Future of children’s health insurance program (CHIP) put into question
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The 2015 expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has advocates asking Congressional leaders to commit to funding the program beyond the expiration date. CHIP, which provides ...

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