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Emails show city leaders warned of NOPD manpower crisis for years

Despite being warned for several years by former NOPD superintendent about an impending police manpower shortage, The Landrieu administration repeatedly chose to ignore those warnings,

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Police actually do show restraint—when they’re facing armed white guys

By Charles D. Ellison Contributing Writer (Special from The Root and New America Media) – As a ceaseless flat line of tragedies snuffs out the

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Historical marker on Wall Street to acknowledge the slave trade
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — New York City officials will install a marker on Wall Street, finally acknowledging the city’s role in the slave trade. The marker will be unveiled Juneteenth ...
Teachers with subconscious bias punish Blacks more severely
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent “We discovered, the more likely teachers thought a student was Black, the more harshly they wanted to punish them.” WASHINGTON (NNPA) ...
Seafood Battle of New Orleans Cook-Off casts spotlight on homelessness
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer More than a fleet of military vessels were showcased during Navy Nola Week. Local chefs from various New Orleans nonprofits collaborated with naval culinary professionals in Spanish Plaza ...
Police violence coverage takes mental toll
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 Black Americans – 28 percent – ...
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Negro League’s baseball legend gets proper tombstone
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Paul Lewis wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Despite driving winds and pounding rain that blew the attendees umbrellas inside-out and soaked their shoes to the socks, ...
NBA to play first exhibition game on African continent August 1 in Johannesburg
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News) – The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced that the NBA’s first game in Africa ...
Feds seek reinstatement of Danziger convictions
Federal prosecutors have asked an appeals court to reinstate the convictions of five former NOPD officers on civil rights charges stemming from the deadly shootings of six unarmed civilians on ...
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 City Hall’s agreement to pay ...

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