N.O. firefighters ask judge to hold city in contempt

New Orleans firefighters plan to ask a Civil Court judge to hold Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council in contempt for failing to fulfill

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Joseph Sledge, wrongly imprisoned as a young man was released as a senior.

Tortured, jailed Black seniors released – but denied Social Security

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today and New America Media) – In an unprecedented move last week, Chicago officials have

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Results from study of river sediment show enough to make diversions work
By Bob Marshall The Lens Since 2007, Louisiana coastal experts have claimed they can prevent the state’s bottom third from sinking into the Gulf of Mexico based on this assertion: The ...
Reparations activists ready for new phase in long struggle
By Linn Washington Jr. Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from North­Star­ — Racism is a topic that usually divides Black and white Ameri­cans. However, iconic civil rights activist ...
Sinkhole exodus now extends beyond Assumption Parish
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After the Bayou Corne sinkhole opened in August 2012, 182 houses and businesses were under mandatory evacuation orders from Assumption Parish. A two-acre hole appeared when a ...
Louisiana tribe renews fight for federal recognition in the face of sinking lands, environmental disasters
By Allie Yee Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — On the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the United Houma Nation (UHN) of southern Louisiana ...
Bloody week in New Orleans as residents gather to remember slain loved ones
Dozens of residents gathered in front of NOPD headquarters Wednesday evening to talk about the loved ones they have lost to violence and the city’s ongoing struggle with violent crime. ...
First Lady praises N.O.’s effort to solve homelessness of veterans
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Each year, thousands of veterans end up living on American streets after serving in conflicts abroad after more than five decades of recent American involvement overseas. But ...
Dealing with the school-to-prison pipeline
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A group of educators, students, lawyers, city officials and other concerned community members gathered at Loyola Law School recently for a town hall meeting titled, “The ...
Black America missing nearly half of its economic share
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Amidst continued struggles to maintain voting rights, protests to end shootings of unarmed Black males by police and a constant press to lower ...

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