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Ninth Ward residents voice objection to new Industrial Canal lock

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer With limited time left to give input to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, hundreds of Ninth Ward and Bywater-area

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La.’s Black homicide victimization rate 5 times that of the rest of country

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer The Black homicide victimization rate in Louisiana is a whopping five times the average homicide rate for all victims nation-wide,

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Despite rulings, battle over monuments rolls on
Despite two recent court rulings that paved the way for the City of New Orleans to move four Confederate-era monuments from public spaces and place them in yet-to-be-determined locations, one ...
In this June 30, 2016 photo, the gravestone of Cornelius "Neely" Hawkins, one of the slaves in Georgetown University's 1838 slave sale, is seen in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Maringouin, La.
La. descendants of slaves owned by Georgetown University meet to preserve history of their ancestors
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer In 1838, Jesuit priests from one of the nation’s most elite Catholic universities sold 272 men, women, and children to slave owners in Louisiana, all in the ...
SCOTUS decision could have ripple effect on NOLA Charters
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major decision expanding the scope of students’ special education rights, ruling unanimously that schools must do more than ...
JAMES JACKSON
Domestic terrorism rages on in Trump era
Two months into the era of President Donald Trump, who encouraged supporters to verbally and physically attack people of color and others who disagreed with him during his campaign, ...
La. delegation urges Trump to send disaster aid
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer With FEMA under the Trump administration still denying requests for disaster aid following recent tornadoes (as well as last year’s floods), two Louisiana Senators and two ...
COL. MIKE EDMONSON
La. State Police chief retires amid probes, controversy
Just weeks after news stories surfaced about four Louisiana state troopers who misused public funds to pay for unauthorized stops at Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon as they drove ...
Orleans Parish school district broke state rules by extending charter application deadline without permission
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board broke state rules when it extended its deadline for charter school applications without permission, according to a letter from the state Department ...
How to reverse incarceration in Louisiana: Thirteen steps to stop being first in being last
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Louisiana was recently named “Worst State” in the nation, again. One of the reasons was the state’s 50th ranking in crime and corrections. Being ...

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