Task force will probe NOPD’s Special Victims Section

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison announced Tuesday the formation of a task force charged with addressing the allegations made by

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NOLa for Life initiative promotes upward mobility to Black male youth

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s ongoing quest to dilute the murder rate in New Orleans and provide positive opportunities for Black males,

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Opponents of N.O. schools facilities tax millage on December 6 ballot, file lawsuit
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With a freshly filed lawsuit and a suspiciously cancelled board meeting, controversy surrounding a vote on a proposition to repurpose a schools facilities tax millage continues ...
La.’s new wood pellet plants meet European needs
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana, an oil-and-gas state, is half covered by timber, making forest products a big business. Several companies plan to churn out wood pellets from new plants here ...
Coroner rules inmate’s death a homicide
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer More than seven months after a brutal physical altercation left Orleans Parish Prison inmate Willie Lee dead after suffering cardiac arrest, Orleans Parish coroner, Dr. Jeffrey ...
Black families in Louisiana are ‘underbanked’
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Families in Louisiana are more likely than households in other states to lack regular access to financial institutions, a report receiving national attention from the Federal Deposit ...
N.O. civil rights film turns 30
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Activists gather to celebrate Civil Rights Movement More than 150 civil rights activists and movement participants came together to celebrate and commemorate the 30th anniversary of “A House ...
Louisianians are particularly susceptible to catching RSV
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer As we are on alert for the peak of flu season, parents should also be aware of the possibility of the seasonal sniffles affecting little ones to ...
Iconic Central City landmark to be resurrected
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Many locals have heard the countless stories of the central city entertainment epicenter that was the Dew Drop Inn. Now, thanks to a partnership of area ...
Black GOP State Senator predicts low Black turnout for Landrieu
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer One of the surprise moments at the “Unity Rally” at Baton Rouge’s Huey’s Bar occurred when master of ceremonies (and former Congressman) Jeff Landry announced that he ...

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