Bogue Chitto River neighbors monitor recent spill

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Toni Mizell, owner of the Bogue Chitto Tubing Center in Bogalusa, worries his business will be shut for a while

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Owner Burnell Cotlon, center, opens the Lower Ninth Ward Laundromat at a ribbion cutting on Sept. 15 with his mother Lillie Mae Cotlon, second left; Councilman James Gray II, second from right; and Cotlon's wife, Keisha, at right.

The Ninth Ward’s humanitarian does it, again

By Kaelin Maloid Contributing Writer They told Burnell Cotlon he was crazy. After Hurricane Katrina, the Lower Ninth Ward, like much of New Orleans, needed

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Descendents of Georgetown slaves sold to finance university have roots in New Orleans
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In 1838, the Jesuit priests of Georgetown University sold 272 men, children and women to plantations in Baton Rouge, to pay off debts for an institution that ...
Jazzin’ in the Park with old favs
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer People are often looking for what’s new, what’s different which is a positive outlook yet not if it’s a detriment to keeping up with old favs. Good ...
Community at odds over Act 91
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer For some, Act 91 and the reunification of public schools in New Orleans is hailed as a triumphant and long overdue step in returning the state-seized ...
FBI hiring as the Obama Era nears end
By Allen Johnson Jr. Contributing Writer The New Orleans office of the FBI is on a statewide hiring blitz. It will likely be the Bureau’s last major recruiting drive under the nation’s ...
Teachers’ wage gap between other professions widens
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The gap between teachers salaries and that of other professions is growing, according to a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
Katrina Pain Index 2016: Eleven years after Katrina, Race and Class gap widening
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Hurricane Katrina hit eleven years ago. The City of New Orleans’ population is down by over 95,000 people from 484,674 in 2000 to 389,617 in ...
Study calls for reduction in Orleans jail population
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A detailed study on precisely who is in jail in New Orleans shows significant progress in the city’s history of excessive incarceration rates, but also advocates ...
Former death row inmate calls out D.A. on Brady violations
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer From the moment Leon Cannizzaro took office as the District Attorney for Orleans Parish, he faced an uphill battle in convincing the public of the integrity of ...

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