Task force will probe NOPD’s Special Victims Section

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison announced Tuesday the formation of a task force charged with addressing the allegations made by

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SCLC president Charles Steele with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Symposium of the New Policy Forum in Berlin. They are standing in front of the SCLC banner of Dr. King’s visit to Berlin 50 years ago. (Photo (c) by Dieter Bölke.

SCLC president joins forces with Gorbachev in peace effort

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart Special to the NNPA The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, leader in the transformational nonviolent Civil Rights Movement America in the 1960s,

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Stress increases risky sexual behavior in adolescents, study finds
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) of New Orleans presented BY! NOLA! (Believe in Youth, New Orleans, LA) Leadership Summit on Adolescent Health, to reveal ...
Study says whites prefer African Americans over Blacks
A new study suggests that Whites make clear distinctions between Blacks and African Americans. The study, which challenges the myth of a post-racial America after the election of President Barack ...
Group focuses on developing Black CEOs
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one of ...
John Doar, a different kind of civil rights champion
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Though many whites were active in civil rights, few were as influential as John Doar, the legendary lawyer and civil rights champion, who ...
NOLa for Life initiative promotes upward mobility to Black male youth
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s ongoing quest to dilute the murder rate in New Orleans and provide positive opportunities for Black males, took on a new iteration November 17 ...
Opponents of N.O. schools facilities tax millage on December 6 ballot, file lawsuit
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With a freshly filed lawsuit and a suspiciously cancelled board meeting, controversy surrounding a vote on a proposition to repurpose a schools facilities tax millage continues ...
N.Y. City Council bill to make chokehold illegal
By Khorri Atkinson Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) – Queens Democratic City Councilman Rory Lancman plans to introduce a package of bills ...
La.’s new wood pellet plants meet European needs
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana, an oil-and-gas state, is half covered by timber, making forest products a big business. Several companies plan to churn out wood pellets from new plants here ...

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