African-American and Latino faith leaders meet with advisors to Pope Francis

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer When high-ranking Vatican leaders recently met with representatives from the African-American and Latino communities to discuss the chronic problems of

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Landrieu apologizes for slavery, racism

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu earned himself a place in the city’s history books last Wednesday, offering a surprise apology

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Charleston and the South’s sordid history of attacks on Black churches
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – In the wake of the heinous murders of nine members of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church this week, many have pointed ...
Celebs partner with local non-profit to promote literacy, higher education
Le Sanctuary, a New Orleans-based non-profit book club, has partnered with Grammy Award-nominated artist PJ Morton and celebrity wardrobe stylist and WE-TV personality, Goo Goo Atkins to present a fresh ...
New air standards could disproportionately affect urban communities
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( - As President Obama moves to implement policies that his administration says will reduce smog levels, he is facing a backlash in the urban and ...
Mass incarceration no factor in crime drop
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – The crime rate has been steadily decreasing for 25 years, but mass incarceration has had very little, if any, impact on ...
New Orleans NAACP Branch president Morris Reed addresses those in attendance at recent Freedom Fund banquet.
Local NAACP celebrates 100 years
Civil rights veterans, elected officials, justice advocates and others gathered at the William & Mary McCaffrey Ballroom in Xavier University’s Student Center on Saturday night, June 13. to celebrate the ...
Greater New Orleans legislators urge veto of film industry cap
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer State Senator JP Morrell urged Governor Piyush Jindal to veto the $180 million cap on the film tax credit enacted in the last hours of the legislative ...
Crime surges in N.O. East
Eastern New Orleans has experienced a surge in violent crime over the past few weeks, including the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found on the I-10, a ...
Louisiana’s legislators SAVEs Jindal’s presidental aspirations
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The 2015 Regular Session clos­ed at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 11 with Louisiana legislators adopting a complicated ‘paper fiction’ that allowed Gov. Piyush Jindal to keep ...

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