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Report: Racial disparity in drug arrests alarming

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Of all those arrested in New Orleans for felony marijuana possession, 94 percent are Black, despite making up about

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La. Senate race gets even more crowded with David Duke entrance

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer When this newspaper went to press, an unprecedented 22 candidates lined up to fill the open U.S. Senate seat of

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Entergy Louisiana's Ninemile 6 power plant in Westwego
Plans for Entergy’s New Orleans East plant scrutinized
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Entergy New Orleans hopes to build a $216 million, natural-gas fired power plant at Michoud for start-up by 2019. Neighbors, environmentalists and others question the need for ...
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Making the music spin in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of The Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous local Black DJs. From the 7th Ward, like his DJ ...
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FestiGals honors Leah Chase
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A legendary festival created to celebrate the achievements of women will devote a large part of its focus this year to African-American women, particularly the favorite ...
B.R. police got military gear through controversial Defense Depart. program
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – The street protests that have taken place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since the July 5 police shooting death of Alton Sterling ...
Reactions of Baton Rouge protestors, bystanders
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Two weeks after the shooting death of Baton Rouge resident Alton Sterling, protesters continue to descend on the city from across the country with many making charges ...
Job training now required for thousands of La. food stamp recipients
A major change in the state’s food stamp program took effect July 1: Food stamp recipients who are not disabled, employed or in school are now required by the state ...
Report shines light on pricey meals at Criminal Court
If you’ve ever served on a jury, you’ve most likely been treated to lunch. Sometimes it’s sandwiches, other times burgers. But a FOX 8 investigation into court records at Orleans ...
State attorney general and sheriff defy mayor to bring down murder rate
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer It was notable that neither NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison nor Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at the July 1 press conference seeking to pool metro and state police ...

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