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Civil rights complaints are filed against three N.O. schools

By Kari Harden Contributing Writer At Carver Collegiate, the family handbook describes in great detail precisely how students should walk, talk, dress, sit, raise their

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When cops hide behind badges to kill Blacks

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In 1965, Tuskegee Institute in Alabama was a hotbed for social protest and bred students passionate

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Riders waiting for the bus at Elk Place last Tuesday on chairs from Ride New Orleans.  Photo courtesy of Ride New Orleans
RTA hopes to build a downtown transit center
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Eighteen-year-old Tiynishia Wells of New Orleans East would like a place to sit while waiting for her bus connections downtown. Last Tuesday afternoon, she was pleased to ...
NORDC survey seeks feedback from the public
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer In an effort to gauge public perception of their services, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) opened a survey to the public on April 8.
National ‘STEM’ expert: 21st-century doctors must also know the Arts
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When Dr. Freeman Hrabowski was only 15 years old, he was in college and graduated at the age of 19 with high honors ...
Justin McDaniels shares a memory for the I, Too, Am OSU campaign, which he helped launch last month.  Photo courtesy of I, Too, Am OSU. Patterned after I, Too, Am Harvard
College students launch campaign to raise visibility
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If anyone thought the election of Barack Obama, or the rise of the multi-racial Millennial generation, marked the beginning of a post-racial America, ...
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Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, TEXAS (NNPA) — Former President Bill Clinton praised President Lyndon B. Johnson for signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act ...
Bill backed by Landrieu would extend deadline for new civil courthouse
By Tyler Bridges The Lens Mayor Mitch Landrieu has offered an enticement to judges at Civil District Court to get them to reconsider their opposition to moving into the abandoned Charity ...
Algiers Charter School Association charges $25 fee for Saturday detention
By Jessica Williams The Lens Anna Brimmer didn’t know she’d have to pay when her son misbehaved at school. McDonogh 32 Literacy Academy officials made Brimmer and her seventh-grader report for detention ...
African Americans say ‘parent involvement’ is key to success of a school
By George White Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – The “lack of parental involvement” is the biggest issue affecting Black students’ quality of education. That is one of major findings in ...

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