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Merlin and Valerie Verrett

One man’s journey home

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A personal story from New Orleans’ efforts to end homelessness among veterans New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu pledged to end

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Orleanians pause to honor MLK Jr.

Local residents, organizations, educational institutions and city officials began gathering last week to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who

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New report links fewer arrests to NOPD manpower shortage
A report from the Metropolitan Crime Commission released last week has found a link between the NOPD’s dwindling ranks and a decrease in the number of arrests. The report comes less ...
Local youth activists hold ‘Day of action against police violence’
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Many young activists are not solitary in showing solidarity in support of ending police violence. The local American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), along with Dillard University’s National ...
Local business leaders start fund to send students to ‘Selma’
By David T. Baker Contributing Writer A contingent of African-American business leaders in New Orleans are leading an effort to raise funds to send thousands of students to see Selma, a new ...
Legal associations initiate a public interest fellowship
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer This month, the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) and the New Orleans Bar Foundation (NOBF) announced the beginning of their inaugural Public Interest Fellowship.
Black lives still matter to grassroots and Black media
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The last several months have seen an outpouring of activism, with slogans coming in waves: “Justice for Mike Brown,” “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” ...
Ashé CAC hosts community concert honor MLK
Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents its annual Lift Every Voice and Sing Concert, a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert will take place on January 18 ...
OIG report touts efforts to rid N.O. of public graft, ineptitude
The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) last week released its 2014 Annual Report. Ten audit and evaluation reports identified $181,493 in costs that could have been avoided, and ...
Resolutions Louisiana can live with!
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist You only get one shot a year to make New Year’s resolutions, so the ACLU of Louisiana is pleased to suggest a list of Resolutions Louisiana ...

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