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
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 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 ... 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 ... NOPD seizes control of off-duty detail system
The NOPD has transferred control of its off-duty detail system, taking that task away from three officers who had been giving themselves 60 percent of the jobs, WWL News reported ... Xavier honors Dr. Norman Francis with title of President Emeritus
As outgoing Xavier University President Dr. Norman Francis spent his last official day as the nation’s only Black Catholic university’s chief, the institution’s Board of Trustees announced that it ... Rtd. Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré says he is not running for La. governor
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Rtd. Lt. General Russell Honoré rumored to have been contemplating making a run for governor of Louisiana ended such speculation on July 1, stating, “After nearly four ... OIG report finds major flaws in the way DWI offenses are handled
The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) today issued a report titled “DWI Case Processing: Arrest, Prosecution, and Adjudication of Misdemeanor DWI Offenses” that found serious flaws in every ... New NOPD recruit class uses state-of-the-art facility at UNO
On Tuesday, NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced the start of the newest ... Essence Fest, a 4th of July tradition for two decades
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The big news for New Orleanians about this year’s Essence Festival, which rules the Superdome from Thursday, July 2, to Sunday, July 5, 2015, is the appearance ...
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