A view of the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge from the La. State Capitol.

Blacks at risk from oil and gas pollution, NAACP study says

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana and Texas have especially large numbers of African Americans living near oil and natural-gas operations, endangering the health of

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N.O. East residents resist a plan to build tiny homes

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Haiyan Khan and associates want to build a community of tiny homes in Plum Orchard in New Orleans East for

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DOJ says N.O. is compliant with immigrant laws
A day after meeting with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to determine whether the city is in compliance with federal immigration laws, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted that he ...
Teen beauty pageant contestant to represent NOLA
By Tyra Johnson Contributing Writer Every little girl’s dream is to be a princess. The long sparkly gown, silk gloves to match, and an embellished tiara that could make onlookers go blind ...
A look back at a 20-year Weekly odyssey
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Twenty years ago, this reporter published his first expose in The Louisiana Weekly, launching a varied career on these pages of chronicling political revelations, scandals, foibles, and ...
The rivalry: A look back in time
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer The annual Grambling-Southern football clash has become — after decades of triumph and tribulation, challenges and successes —arguably the premier HBCU athletic event in America. That’s because it’s ...
Media probe puts spotlight on Louisiana state troopers
Louisiana State Police Superintendent Kevin Reeves has suspended three state troopers and is investigating a fourth after a scathing report by a local news station that has unearthed what appears ...
Justice advocates, D.A.s spar over parole for juvenile lifers
The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights says the state of Louisiana is violating federal law by denying most murderers convicted as juveniles an opportunity to make parole, Nola.com reported last ...
Above is the before and after snapshot of the former Straight University Boarding House and Dining Hall, buitl between 1866 and 1871, located at 1424 N. Claiborne Avenue. The historic building was restored by the Preservation Resource Center using Historic Tax Credits that are on the chopping block under the proposed GOP tax plan. It was the last remaining building associated with Straight, one of the first African-American universities in the state of Louisiana.
La. families could get $1,000 tax cut under GOP bill, while the state’s cities will suffer
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As one of the poorer states in the nation, the average Louisianian stands to gain under the proposed House GOP tax reform’s middle-class tax cuts, and even ...
N.O. City Council to push for funding of early childhood education
By Fritz Esker Contributing writer New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams is calling for a $750,000 budget allocation for early childhood education across the city. The long-term goal of emphasizing early childhood ...

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