La. State troopers in French Quarter 030215

Despite promise to stay, La. state troopers M.I.A. in French Quarter

Some French Quarter residents, business owners and workers who were relieved to learn last month that the Louisiana State Police had ironed out an agreement

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Jindal’s tax credit repeals hurt parishes/economic development

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The Jindal Administration announced on February 27 that the governor seeks to repeal some $777,346,103 in state tax credits netting

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The gender evolution of the school principal
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In New Orleans, approximately 64 percent of the current public school principals are women — a percentage significantly higher than the national average. For the 2011-2012 school ...
City to repair transmitter that controls broken school zone lights
By Marta Jewson The Lens The city is working to repair a radio transmitter that controls school zone lights across town, which could address some of the widespread problems — particularly the ...
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By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Part IV WASHINGTON (NNPA) — An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance Black women ...
Sherrilyn Ifill calls for renewed focus on housing segregation
By Roberto Alejandro Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Preventing future Fergusons will require dismantling the patterns of segregation established by decades of federal housing ...
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First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at ‘Celebrating Women of the Movement, an event honoring Black History Month, in the East Room of the White House, February 20. Here, the First Lady introduces moderator Vanessa De Luca, Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine and the panel of intergenerational women who have played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement — both past and present. Photo by Amanda Lucidon/The White House
First Lady Michelle Obama honors women in Civil Rights
By David Hudson Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the White House) — In 1957, Carlotta Walls, a 14-year-old African-American girl living in Little Rock, Arkansas, elected to ...

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