Coroner rules inmate’s death a homicide

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer More than seven months after a brutal physical altercation left Orleans Parish Prison inmate Willie Lee dead after suffering cardiac

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Black families in Louisiana are ‘underbanked’

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Families in Louisiana are more likely than households in other states to lack regular access to financial institutions, a report

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N.O. civil rights film turns 30
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Activists gather to celebrate Civil Rights Movement More than 150 civil rights activists and movement participants came together to celebrate and commemorate the 30th anniversary of “A House ...
Louisianians are particularly susceptible to catching RSV
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer As we are on alert for the peak of flu season, parents should also be aware of the possibility of the seasonal sniffles affecting little ones to ...
Iconic Central City landmark to be resurrected
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Many locals have heard the countless stories of the central city entertainment epicenter that was the Dew Drop Inn. Now, thanks to a partnership of area ...
Black GOP State Senator predicts low Black turnout for Landrieu
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer One of the surprise moments at the “Unity Rally” at Baton Rouge’s Huey’s Bar occurred when master of ceremonies (and former Congressman) Jeff Landry announced that he ...
IG report slams NOPD’s handling of sexual assault cases
A report released on November 12 by New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux painted an unflattering picture of the department's Special Victims Section detectives' handling of sexual assault cases over ...
N.O. ponders vote on OPBS property tax
By Marta Jewson The Lens Next month, New Orleans voters will decide whether to extend an expiring property tax that finances repairs to public school buildings, but the measure is facing resistance ...
Council focuses on NOPD staffing and pay raises
With a dwindling police force and the Louisiana state troopers preparing to end their four-month stay in New Orleans, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison went before the City Council on Oct. ...
Housing discrimination continues in Orleans Parish, says report
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Housing discrimination, suggests a new report, remains a flagrant issue in Orleans Parish even as federal officials attempt to beef up enforcement of the Fair Housing Act ...

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