Police departments lack racial diversity

NOPD is racially balanced but lacks cultural sensitivity and constitutional policing In the early 1970s, as white flight to the surrounding suburbs continued to transform

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La. budget woes could pit SUNO against Hollywood South

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In 2015, Louisiana faces a looming $1 billion deficit. With a budgetary situation this bad, fiscal reform advocates wonder if

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SUNO holds ‘Black jobs matter’ summit
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Award-winning actor Danny Glover headlined this month’s Black Jobs Matter summit at Southern University at New Orleans. The event raised the ever-present issue of job scarcity ...
Pope Francis names N.O. native an Auxiliary Bishop
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer From his post in Rome, Pope Francis himself recently appointed New Orleans native Fernand Cheri III to serve as the auxiliary bishop to local Archbishop Gregory ...
Loyola University’s Law School alumni honor Dr. Francis
Dr. Norman C. Francis, J.D. ’55, H’82, the first African-American to graduate from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the longest sitting university president in the U.S., ...
Big Chief Theodore ‘Bo’ Dollis dies at the age of 71
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Theodore “Bo” Dollis was a Big Chief with a big, big voice and a big, big smile. Whether leading his Mardi Gras Indian gang, the Wild Magnolias, ...
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One man’s journey home
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A personal story from New Orleans’ efforts to end homelessness among veterans New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu pledged to end homelessness amongst the city’s veterans by the end ...
Orleanians pause to honor MLK Jr.
Local residents, organizations, educational institutions and city officials began gathering last week to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have turned 86 Thursday. ...
New report links fewer arrests to NOPD manpower shortage
A report from the Metropolitan Crime Commission released last week has found a link between the NOPD’s dwindling ranks and a decrease in the number of arrests. The report comes less ...
Local youth activists hold ‘Day of action against police violence’
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Many young activists are not solitary in showing solidarity in support of ending police violence. The local American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), along with Dillard University’s National ...

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