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St. Augustine alum receives highest honor for military bravery

By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer On May 20, friends, family and fellow soldiers gathered to honor United States Army Specialist Caleb Michael Collins in an

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Second Harvest Food Bank severs ties with Trinity Food Pantry

By James Sebastien Contributing Writer On May 15, a community meeting was held at the Christian Unity Baptist Church. The topic was the Second Harvest

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Trump’s embrace of voucher programs will accelerate school resegregation
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — “Segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprives children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities, ...
Family still seeking answers two years later
The family of a 16-year-old girl whose remains were found on the interstate in eastern New Orleans two years ago is still looking for answers about her death and hoping ...
Mayorial candidate Bagneris calls for referendum on monument removal
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Amidst the rancor consuming the city in recent days over the removal of the confederate monuments, culminating in the dethroning of Robert E. Lee on Friday, ...
Monument contentions in Black and white
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Irony abounded when mounted police officers cordoned off the equestrian statue of P.G.T. Beauregard from those protesting its removal from the entrance of City Park on evening ...
GOP-backed health bill could put Louisiana residents at risk
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer When 26-year-old Alicia Rollins, a biology grad student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, couldn’t stay on her mom’s health insurance any longer, she looked for ...
NOPD reportedly getting a handle on excessive force
Seven years after a scathing U.S. Department of Justice report found that NOPD officers “routinely use unnecessary and unreasonable force” while carrying out their duties, Sheppard, Mullin, Hampton & ...
Davis statue removed on anniversary of arrest
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer On May 10, 1865, Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis. One hundred and fifty-two years later to the day, at midnight on the 10th of May ...
Criminal District Court, Delgado team up to provide paths forward for non-violent criminals
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Two months ago, Jamal Brown was sitting in New Orleans’ lockup when he caught a big break. The 17-year-old from New Orleans East had been arrested in October ...

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