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Is Jindal’s latest budget salvo to sell the Louisiana Lottery?

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer La. State Treasurer John Kennedy, a frequent critic of Governor Jindal, revealed last week that an Administration effort was underway

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NOPD will cite officers who did not follow up on child abuse case

A child abuse complaint filed by Russell Johnson on behalf of his six-year-old autistic son has been closed without arrests, but action is being taken

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Counting the victims of police violence
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As Eric Holder is ending his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right ...
Report states Blacks at bottom of equality index
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Amidst continued struggles to maintain voting rights, protests to end shootings of unarmed Black males by police and a constant press to lower ...
New Orleans’ use of porous pavement gradually expands
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Pervious or porous concrete is used at a few sites around town to manage storm water. More applications are planned, and they’ll include half the sidewalks at ...
Nine HBCU students challenge Tennessee’s voter-ID law
More than two years after voting-rights activists launched a nationwide effort to address efforts to undermine the Voting Rights Act, a new movement is under way to protect the voting ...
Nearly a decade after Katrina, 81% of homes are rebuilt
Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levee breaks flooded 80 percent of the Crescent City, a study by the University of New Orleans Department of Geography found that ...
Growing diversity at Apple a sweet bite for minorities
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer CUPERTINO, CA (Special from NorthStar News Today) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has made the rounds in Silicon Valley, smacking high-tech companies on the head for ...
Dillard delves into Creole culinary history
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer All are welcome to attend a day of lectures and panel discussions by some of the most well-versed individuals in the world of Creole culinary history, at ...
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Little League champ launches sneaker line to inspire, empower girls
Already famous for being athletically gifted, charismatic and socially conscious, Little League champ Mo’Ne Davis is again making headlines with the announcement of her collaboration with “social enterprise” company M4DE ...

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