N.O. NAACP branch prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary

The New Orleans Branch of the NAACP recently announced its plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its founding in the Crescent City. The Centennial

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Louisiana may see sales tax hike

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer To plug Louisiana’s $1.6 billion deficit, the budget fixes proposed in this year’s legislative session can best be called “confused.”

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Dept. of Children and Family Services look to recruit additional foster families
Baton Rouge, LA — The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced that it’s seeking suitable families and individuals to serve as foster parents for the more than 4,300 ...
Who’s your favorite father? Give him recognition at annual celebration
New Orleans, LA — This Father’s Day, some devoted dads in New Orleans will get more than just a new tie. The sixth annual Favorite Fathers Celebration, an event co-sponsored by ...
Baseball icon Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron donates $10,000 to Eddie G. Robinson Museum
By Angelita Faller Contributing Writer GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA – A reception honoring baseball great Henry “Hank” Aaron and former members of the Atlanta Braves to raise money for the Eddie G. Robinson Museum ...
Sen. Murray’s equal pay bill passes in La. Senate
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On May 12, the Louisiana State Senate passed SB 219, an equal pay bill sponsored by Sen. Edwin Murray, D-New Orleans, and designed to prevent gender-based ...
Mayor says he warned about NOPD funding problems
After a recent news story that showed emails from several years ago that warned of the current NOPD manpower shortage, the mayor decided last week to tell his side of ...
Survey finds nearly 60 percent of residents dissatisfied with NOPD
The majority of the city’s residents have very little confidence in the New Orleans Police Depart­ment, according to a survey conducted late last year by the NOPD’s consent-decree federal monitor, ...
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New Orleans’ drainage rebuild will continue through 2018
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You’re tired of traffic detours around furrows on city streets but probably understand the need for new drainage canals. Work on the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project or ...
Candidates shy away from criminal justice reform
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist At a forum for the gubernatorial candidates held in Baton Rouge in early April, the four major contenders— Scott Angelle, John Bel Edwards, Jay ...

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