Kern Reese elected Chief Judge of Orleans Parish Civil Court

The Honorable Kern A. Reese is now Chief Judge of Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Reese was elected by his peers to lead the court

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Danatus King to step down as NAACP N.O. Branch president

Danatus N. King, president of the New Orleans Branch NAACP, announced July 5 that he is resigning as President of the Branch effective at the

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Landrieu wants voters to make it harder for a mayor to steer city business to favored firms
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants voters to change the city’s charter so that future administrations would have to use key parts of his competitive process to choose professional ...
Black business owner wins seed capital during Essence Festival
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer New Orleans, long known for its food, festivals and fun, is poised to become a hub for minority entrepreneurship if a handful of local visionaries, backed ...
Former N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin gets 10 years
Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, the Cox Cable executive and businessman handpicked by the business community in New Orleans to succeed term-limited New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial, ...
Young members of Tambourine and Fan, shown above, embody the hope and energy of the Civil Rights Movement as they celebrate the Civil Rights Acts 50th Anniversary on the steps of the Louisiana Supreme Courthouse, Wednesday, July 2.  Photo by Dennis Joseph
City marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act with reflection and reverence
Some of the city’s oldest and youngest residents huddled together Wednesday to observe the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The occasion was used as an ...
Justice Denied: States have not obeyed court ruling on juveniles
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer Overwhelming majority of juvenile lifers are African American; Some states exceed 80 percent (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that 28 states cannot ...
Gusman signs off on plan to use existing property tax to run Orleans Parish Prison
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman will ask voters to allow him to use some of a property tax to pay for operations at Orleans Parish Prison. ...
Urban planner turned entrepreneur receives McDonald’s 365 Black Award
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer “By the time I began my career as a McDonald’s franchisee in New Orleans, I had become completely enraptured with the city,” says Florida native, Henry Coaxum, ...
Group puts pressure on McDonogh 35 contractor to hire more minorities
A group of community leaders is lauding the removal of a “Not Hiring” sign that once hung on the construction gate at the new site of McDonogh 35 High School.

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