Homeless ordinance faces Constitutional questions

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer One month after a large-scale removal of groups of homeless people from a Claiborne Avenue encampment, legal experts have raised

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Ferguson protesters victimized by tactics that protect and serve police
By Ishmael Sistrunk Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — In the world of sports, big, strong black Americans are cheered, celebrated and worshipped. GMs, scouts and ...
National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. to choose its next president in New Orleans
The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. will convene in New Orleans for the 134th Annual Session, September 1-5. The four day event, with more than 18,000 attendees, will feature sessions ...
Circle Food Store continues fight to qualify to participate in the WIC assistance program
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Nine months after reopening the doors of the Circle Food Store—after an eight-year battle to resurrect the iconic retailer—owner Dwayne Boudreaux is embroiled in another fight to ...
Gusman responds to City Council resolution on Phase III construction
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Councilmember Susan Guidry, and fellow members of the New Orleans City Council, continue to weigh in on the debate over the size and scope of the new ...
U.S. police killings spark national, global response
(Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — Including Michael Brown, five unarmed Black men have been killed by police officers across the nation. Tensions are high as many ...
Rev. Avery Alexander’s statute that was on display in Duncan Plaza prior to Hurricane Katrina.
Rev. Avery Alexander statute to be put back on display in Spring, says state
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After being confined to a crate at New Orleans Lakefront Airport for the last five years, a bronze statue of civil rights leader Avery C. Alexander will ...
Perspectives about Brown’s death as different as Black and white
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Reactions to the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, ...
Christensen set to be U.S. first Black female governor
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper) — The United States has never had a Black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that ...

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