Report: Racial disparity in drug arrests alarming

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Of all those arrested in New Orleans for felony marijuana possession, 94 percent are Black, despite making up about

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Can racism cause post-traumatic stress disorder?

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Police tactics this summer have come under a microscope not seen since the early 1990s beating of Black motorist Rodney

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La. Senate race gets even more crowded with David Duke entrance
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer When this newspaper went to press, an unprecedented 22 candidates lined up to fill the open U.S. Senate seat of the retiring David Vitter. With ...
Entergy Louisiana's Ninemile 6 power plant in Westwego
Plans for Entergy’s New Orleans East plant scrutinized
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Entergy New Orleans hopes to build a $216 million, natural-gas fired power plant at Michoud for start-up by 2019. Neighbors, environmentalists and others question the need for ...
Where did Officer Friendly go?
By Eric Easter Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) – “Old Time D.C.,” a nostalgia-filled Facebook page, recently stirred a distant memory that struck a chord, given current events.
Shooting of police raise racial tensions, spur gun control debate
The July 17 killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge and the wounding of three others have led to vigorous debate about race relations, the need for police reform ...
Senate confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress
( — The U. S. Senate has confirmed Obama nominee Dr. Carla D. Hayden as Librarian of Congress. The vote of 74-18 confirmed Hayden as the first African-American and first ...
Making the music spin in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of The Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous local Black DJs. From the 7th Ward, like his DJ ...
FestiGals honors Leah Chase
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A legendary festival created to celebrate the achievements of women will devote a large part of its focus this year to African-American women, particularly the favorite ...
A distraught Sandra Sterling at the funeral of her nephew, Alton Sterling.
An emotional goodbye to Alton Sterling; a call for youth leadership
By J.A. Salaam Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call) – Funeral services for Alton Sterling were a testament to the love and respect a community had for the 37-year-old father of ...

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