Study: Blacks comprise majority of defendants who are wrongfully convicted

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — African Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder, sexual assault and

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La. State Police chief retires amid probes, controversy

Just weeks after news stories surfaced about four Louisiana state troopers who misused public funds to pay for unauthorized stops at Las Vegas and the

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Hate groups increase for second consecutive year as Trump electrifies radical right
Muslims hit hardest with hate attacks as fear heightened among African Americans, others (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Southern Poverty Law Center) — The number of hate ...
Orleans Parish school district broke state rules by extending charter application deadline without permission
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board broke state rules when it extended its deadline for charter school applications without permission, according to a letter from the state Department ...
Still pleading our own cause: The Black Press celebrates 190 years
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The oldest Black business industry in America began 190 years ago today. On March 16, 1827, the first edition of the Freedom’s Journal was ...
How to reverse incarceration in Louisiana: Thirteen steps to stop being first in being last
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Louisiana was recently named “Worst State” in the nation, again. One of the reasons was the state’s 50th ranking in crime and corrections. Being ...
Task force lays out plan for prison population reduction
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Louisiana has long been known as the world’s prison capital, incarcerating more of its people than anywhere else. Now, leaders of a task force aimed at criminal ...
Proposed White House order would track undocumented residents via census
(Special from India-West and New America Media) – A draft executive order currently under consideration by the White House would – for the first time – mandate census workers to ...
Endorsements for the Saturday, March 25, 2017 special election
Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Division C: Paula Brown This may constitute one of the hardest electoral decisions Orleans Parish voters have had to confront in years. Two evenly matched ...
City Council takes steps to protect low-income renters
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Shawanda Holmes knows about substandard housing in New Orleans. As recently as June, she was renting out a home with a gaping hole in the wall, big ...

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