N.O. surpasses 100 murders since January, 2015

New Orleans reached a gruesome milestone early Thursday morning, July 9, when a man was gunned down inside a car after a drug deal went

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Study says N.O. is 90% back to pre-Katrina status

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Many Black neighborhoods still lag in recovery Orleans Parish may not yet enjoy the 465,000 population it had prior to

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N.O. City Council votes to remove Confederate era statues
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Regular trips to New Orleans helped to define childhood for Professor Adrienne Dixson, now an academic at the flagship campus of the University of Illinois at ...
Public works boss says department fixes school lights when public complains
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Department of Public Works relies primarily on public complaint calls to learn which school-zone lights are malfunctioning, rather than regularly surveying the caution signals, department director ...
SCLC wants Confederates gone and Alexander returned
Members of the civil rights community joined the Greater New Orleans Southern Christian Leadership Conference affiliate and SCLC president and CEO Dr. Charles Steele Wednesday afternoon at Evening Star Baptist ...
Immigration protest held as 5th Circuit hears oral arguments
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer As he was loading passengers and fellow protestors into his minivan parked next to Lafayette Square Friday morning, local civil rights activist Alfred Marshall was hurrying to ...
Water and subsidence: ‘You can’t manage what you don’t measure’
By Bob Marshall The Lens On a warm and muggy morning, architectural designer Ramiro Diaz is twisting a hand auger — a length of one-inch iron pipe — into the New ...
Briefing during Essence Fest was prelude to RISE Katrina 10 conference
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The four days of events celebrating the 2015 Essence Festival highlighted culture, music and empowerment; and with the help of the National Urban League, the state of ...
New Orleans murder toll continues to rise in 2015
The July 3 shooting death of an NOPD officer’s daughter, two weeks days after the murder of NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway, underscores the city’s ongoing struggles to get a handle ...
A white police officer subdues a 10-year-old Black student with autism in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana, after she had an outburst in class.
The criminalization of Black children in schools across the U.S.
News Analysis By Richard Cohen Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Southern Poverty Law Center) — It’s hard to watch the video of the 15-year-old, swimsuit-clad African-American girl ...

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