Parents believe their children will have it harder than they did

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did,

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Judge dismisses wrongful-death lawsuit in 2012 NOPD case

A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a civil rights and wrongful-death lawsuit filed against a former NOPD officer by a New Orleans family whose

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Republican budget would shred safety net
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting programs ranging from ...
NYT editor Baquet rooted in New Orleans, leading in news media
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Dean Baquet, a New Orleans native and the first African American to serve as executive editor for The New York Times, recently shared candid ...
Welfare reform garnered a bad name for Black women
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — On Aug. 22, 1996, then-U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), ...
SUNO’s Lady Knights get first-ever NAIA tourney win
Milestone win part of record-breaking season for New Orleans HBCU The seventh-seeded SUNO Lady Knights on March 18 won its first-ever game at the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship ...
Racial diversity takes center stage in Japan
The daughter of an African-American father and Japanese mother was crowned Miss Universe Japan on March 12.
Lagasse and Yenni run for Jefferson Parish president
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer They finally believe that John Young is going to actually qualify to run for Lieutenant Governor, at least to the extent that Mike Yenni and Elton Lagasse ...
Impact of Roe v. Wade on Black community an ongoing debate
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – In 1967, Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown, the first African-American woman surgeon in the South and a ...
Is Jindal’s budget the death knell of La. higher ed.?
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer If legislators don’t find a way in the next session to offset at least some of Gov. Piyush Jindal’s ruthless slashing of the state’s higher education ...

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