Police departments lack racial diversity

NOPD is racially balanced but lacks cultural sensitivity and constitutional policing In the early 1970s, as white flight to the surrounding suburbs continued to transform

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La. budget woes could pit SUNO against Hollywood South

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In 2015, Louisiana faces a looming $1 billion deficit. With a budgetary situation this bad, fiscal reform advocates wonder if

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SUNO holds ‘Black jobs matter’ summit
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Award-winning actor Danny Glover headlined this month’s Black Jobs Matter summit at Southern University at New Orleans. The event raised the ever-present issue of job scarcity ...
Report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Infor­mation Network) — Income inequality, one of the issues that so troubled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is again front ...
Pope Francis names N.O. native an Auxiliary Bishop
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer From his post in Rome, Pope Francis himself recently appointed New Orleans native Ferdinand Cheri III to serve as the auxiliary bishop to local Archbishop Gregory ...
MLK Day becomes Robert E. Lee Day in three Deep South states
As millions in the U.S. and global community gathered last week to honor the legacy, sacrifices and accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., others came together to ...
Loyola University’s Law School alumni honor Dr. Francis
Dr. Norman C. Francis, J.D. ’55, H’82, the first African-American to graduate from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the longest sitting university president in the U.S., ...
Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago
By Nathan Hardin Contributing Writer PEMBROKE (Special to the NNPA from The Fayetteville Observer) – Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis kicked off a week-long Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Pembroke ...
Big Chief Theodore ‘Bo’ Dollis dies at the age of 71
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Theodore “Bo” Dollis was a Big Chief with a big, big voice and a big, big smile. Whether leading his Mardi Gras Indian gang, the Wild Magnolias, ...
President calls for criminal justice reform
(Special from Northstar News Today) – President Barack Obama called for reform of the criminal justice system during his State of the Union address, acknowledging that both crime and incarceration ...

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