B.R. cop who patrolled SU resigns after racist texts about ‘Monkey N*ggers’

A Baton Rouge police officer resigned after reportedly sending racist texts that referred to Blacks in Ferguson, Mo., as “Monkey N*ggers,” NewsOne reported on September

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Domestic violence in La. on the increase, according to recent report

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer For decades, Louisiana has ranked near the bottom of various health and welfare indicators among other states and near the

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Heroin overdoses a major concern in Jeff. Parish
Jefferson Parish Coroner Jerry Cvitanovich said recently that the parish is on track to exceed the 66 fatal heroin overdoses recorded in 2013, with 45 deaths already on the books ...
Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records ...
Blacks commit less crimes than whites think
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by Blacks and “associate Blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and ...
Community founded by freed Black slaves recognized
By Ellyn Couvillion Contributing Writer ST. JAMES, La. (Special from The Advocate) — As a child, Shandria Smith would listen to the stories her great-aunt told about growing up in a community ...
Investment swells in industries using natural gas, town hall speakers say
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana’s abundant natural gas has attracted huge new investments, adding to revenue from fracking and offshore drilling, speakers said at “An American Town Hall: Energy and the ...
Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse
By Dr. J.A. Salaam Contributing Writer ST. LOUIS (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building ...
Muslim Americans say ISIS terrorism may lead to more hate crimes
By Natasha Dado Contributing Writer (Special from Arab American News and New America Media) – Linda Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, was a victim of ...
NAACP state chapter hosts town hall meeting
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Louisiana State Chapter, in conjunction with Justice and Beyond, hosted the first installment of town hall meetings ...

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