La. NAACP tells Justice Department to pick up pace in Alton Sterling probe

Ernest Johnson, president of the Louisiana State NAACP Conference, recently reached out to officials from the U.S. Department of Justice and urged the agency to

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N.O. City Council approves short-term rental regulations

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On October 20, the New Orleans City Council approved short-term rental regulations aimed at limiting whole-home rentals and banning them

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Should we use diversions or pipelines to rebuild the coast?
By Bob Marshall The Lens For several years, people in the coastal restoration community have debated whether the state should rebuild its sinking, crumbling wetlands with massive river diversions or by pumping ...
Rallies doing little to combat crime problem, residents say
Less than 24 hours after shootings left two dead and two others injured in New Orleans, residents gathered across the city for the annual Night Out Against Crime events Tuesday.
The accident-prone oil industry is a threat to the Gulf Coast’s environmental health
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — When we talk about the problem of oil industry accidents, we tend to focus on dramatic events like the deadly 2010 BP ...
Mardi Gras Indian, Edwin Harrison, dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Edwin Harrison, a kind and engaged man, was involved in many aspects of New Orleans’ Black heritage community traditions. His Mardi Gras Indians roots ran deep as ...
Glover wrongful death suit resumes in federal court
Attorney says Glover case is the 'worst' he's seen Eleven years ago, 31-year-old Henry Glover was shot in the parking lot of a West Bank strip mall by NOPD officer David ...
Red Cross ‘failed for 12 days’ after historic Louisiana floods
By Derek Kravitz ProPublica In August, the country’s worst natural disaster since 2012’s Superstorm Sandy hit Louisiana. Flooding killed 13 people and left more than 80,000 homes severely damaged. And once again, the ...
Newly appointed Bishop Tom Watson at ceremony held at Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries' Uptown campus on Oct. 9, 2016.
Watson Memorial pastor appointed rank of bishop
By Blair Lyons Contributing Writer The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Watson household. The Reverend Tom Watson, a third-generation pastor, has been elevated to the title of Bishop ...
State police hit with racial bias lawsuit
The family of an Indiana college student who visited New Orleans last fall filed a federal lawsuit on Oct. 7, exactly one year after the family alleges that three Louisiana ...

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