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Two N.O. prisoners receive overdue release

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The Louisiana Department of Corrections released prisoners Jessie Crittindon and Eddie Copelin on Friday, January 13, one day after the

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Federal monitor says NOPD hiring bad recruits

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, the Washington, DC-based law firm tapped to oversee the implementation of the NOPD’s federally mandated, 492-point consent decree aimed at

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Constable makes offer to assist NOPD
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Interdepartmental “loaning” of police officers has become all the rage in New Orleans of late. Last Wednesday, citing the recent shooting of a five-month-old infant in ...
Critics believe Florida Ave. roadway would help St. Bernard at the expense of the 9th Ward
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A Florida Avenue road project, conceived before Katrina, will bring hardship to the Ninth Ward and adjacent areas of New Orleans, while helping neighboring St. Bernard Parish, ...
Zulu takes a stand against youth violence
As residents of New Orleans continue to grapple with the rise in violence that shows no sign of letting up, members of the city’s premier Black carnival organization have stepped ...
Gun violence explodes in New Orleans in 2017
Although NOPD officials and the City of New Orleans are not saying much publicly about it, the city is in the midst of a budding crisis as gun violence has ...
N.O. mother whose son was killed by police hoping to heal nation with book
By Anastasia L Semien Contributing Writer (Jozef Syndicate) — When Delzorah Barnett first learned that her son had been shot and was in the hospital clinging to his life, she nearly ...
N.O. Alumnae Chapter of Deltas host 52nd Cotillion
“Delta Goes to Mardi Gras” was the theme of the annual pageantry of the local Delta Sigma Theta Chapter held on December 10 of last year. The evening, as expressed ...
Increased health risks for isolated elders
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Part II Recent studies show that prolonged isolation from society represents the same health risks as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and that deep loneliness can greatly ...
St. Aug’s legacy on display at Smithsonian
When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opened last year, President Barack Obama and other Black leaders celebrated the power the institution would have to chronicle the stories ...

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