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B.R. cop who patrolled SU resigns after racist texts about ‘Monkey N*ggers’

A Baton Rouge police officer resigned after reportedly sending racist texts that referred to Blacks in Ferguson, Mo., as “Monkey N*ggers,” NewsOne reported on September

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Heroin overdoses a major concern in Jeff. Parish

Jefferson Parish Coroner Jerry Cvitanovich said recently that the parish is on track to exceed the 66 fatal heroin overdoses recorded in 2013, with 45

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Investment swells in industries using natural gas, town hall speakers say
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana’s abundant natural gas has attracted huge new investments, adding to revenue from fracking and offshore drilling, speakers said at “An American Town Hall: Energy and the ...
NAACP state chapter hosts town hall meeting
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Louisiana State Chapter, in conjunction with Justice and Beyond, hosted the first installment of town hall meetings ...
Longest-serving college president to retire
‘Nothing has brought me greater joy than participating in the growth experiences of innumerable students… ‘ Dr. Norman Francis, the visionary and scholar who led Xavier University. the nation’s sole Black ...
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Katrina Anniversary renews fight by John McDonogh parents, alum
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Holding a candlelight vigil on Aug. 29, more than 50 people spent the evening of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on the steps of John ...
RTA has not returned to pre-Katrina, levels fewer streetcars and buses
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer On the Ninth Anniversary of Katrina, Ride New Orleans’ Rachel Heiligman notes that “just 36% of the pre-Katrina service offered by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority ...
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Renown saxophonist, Tim Green, dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Even in a city where musicians are known to flow easily between a range of styles, Tim Green stood out. The saxophonist who blew with sincere spirituality, ...
North Carolina Tea Party directs film industry back to NOLA
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Republican legislators in North Carolina adjourned their 2014 session without renewing the Tar Heel state’s generous tax incentives for film and television production out of a belief ...
Homeless ordinance faces Constitutional questions
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer One month after a large-scale removal of groups of homeless people from a Claiborne Avenue encampment, legal experts have raised constitutional concerns about an ordinance regarding ...

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