N.O. actor Anthony Mackie reigns as King Bacchus

New Orleans native and NOCCA grad Anthony Mackie, a rising star in Hollywood, will make history this Carnival season as the first African American to

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ReNEW Sci Tech used special-ed designation for cash, state report finds

By Marta Jewson The Lens ReNEW SciTech Academy violated special education law, robbing some students of special education services, and also committed state testing violations

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Latest effort to stop removal of statues denied
On Friday, a Civil District Court judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction blocking the removal of the Battle of Liberty Place monument and three statues honoring Confederate ...
Carver High broke special-education law for excessive suspension of student
By Marta Jewson The Lens George Washington Carver Collegiate Academy charter high school got in serious trouble earlier this year for suspending a student with disabilities for nearly five weeks, more than ...
Zulu marks 100th year of incorporation
In 1908, John L. Metoyer and members of a New Orleans Mutual aid society called “The Tramps”, attended a vaudevillian comedy show called, There Never Was and Never Will Be ...
Gaps in teacher effectiveness hurt young, minority students
By Freddie Allen NNPA News Wire Senior Correspondent Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade than students from high-income households, ...
Poverty study highlights economic disparities across Louisiana parishes
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Ashley Duran, a Louisiana resident and coffee barista, has to make what she calls “tough decisions” since she became a single mom. For one, she said, she ...
Legal battle over statues continues after judge sides with City of New Orleans
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from All Crane Removal of Louisiana regarding their reported involvement on the monument removal project. The battle over the City ...
Louisiana inmate wins case against mandatory life sentences for juveniles
By Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Center for Sustainable Journalism The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday 6-3 in Montgomery v. Louisiana that prisoners serving mandatory life sentences without ...
Police arresting protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Nov. 20, 2014
How U.S. handles unarmed Black dissent vs well-armed white dissent
By Askia Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call) — It may be the most egregious insult to the dozens of unarmed Black people murdered by police, in a year when ...

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