Lawsuit accuses B.R. councilman of violating activists’ 1st Amendment rights

A federal lawsuit filed Monday, Dec. 4, accuses Baton Rouge Metro Councilman Scott Wilson of violating the First Amendment rights of several Black community activists

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In-fighting at New Orleans NAACP branch has national office intervene

By Michael Isaac Stein Contributing Writer “The New Orleans Branch of the NAACP should be ashamed of itself,” said First Vice President Ronald Coleman at

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HBCUs generate $14.8 billion in economic impact
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer Louisiana’s HBCUs provide a total economic impact of $923 million on the state (NNPA Newswire) — Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in ...
Report raises questions about city’s new crime camera system
With members of the Landrieu administration and NOPD officials already heaping praise on the city’s new crime camera system, at least one public agency is questioning the legality of the ...
Despite tourism boom, New Orleans hotels take a hit
A new report tracking hotel occupancy rates across the U.S. found that New Orleans is experiencing the largest year-to-year drop for the month of October, FOX 8 News reported last ...
Former La. State Police chief accused of cover-up
Col. Mike Edmonson, the former Louisiana State Police superintendent who announced his retirement earlier this year after news broke of a West Coast trip by state troopers that included unauthorized ...
Courts reject Louisiana officials’ bid to block remedies for racist judicial elections
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The Terrebonne Parish Courthouse where Louisiana’s 32nd Judicial District Court is based. A lawsuit brought by the NAACP has resulted in the ...
44th Bayou Classic lives up to its theme
With star-studded events, spirited competition and something for everyone. The 44th Annual Bayou Classic lived up to its billing. Bayou Classic 2017 was all about unity. During the weekend, the theme ...
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Shop where the locals shop this holiday season
[caption id="attachment_27224" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Harley London (www.harleylondonusa.com)[/caption] By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer There’s a reality in New Orleans: When tourists come to town, many want to “eat where the locals ...
Actor Danny Glover advocates for reparations at N.O. benefit
By Kynedi Grier Contributing Writer Reparations? Yes. When? Now. This was the rallying cry when the National African American Reparations Commission convened in New Orleans for a benefit reception on ...

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