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How the Supreme Court could scuttle critical fair housing rule

By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica (SPECIAL REPORT) — The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will take up a key enforcement tool

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Censorship goes viral with the Internet

By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist During the week of September 21–27, the ACLU of Louisiana joined organizations around the country to participate in Banned

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A decade after reforms ordered, critics point to problems in juvenile-justice system
By Della Hasselle The Lens Reports of gladiator-style fighting, guards molesting children and a lack of basic education for kids as young as 14 once gave Louisiana’s juvenile justice system the reputation ...
Deadly Force, In Black and White
By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara ProPublica A ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young Black males. Young Black males in recent years were at a ...
New Orleans Museum of Art and IBERIABANK announce arts education programs
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and IBERIABANK recently announced a new city-wide initiative called "Arts Makes Me" aimed at starting a conversation about the long-term benefits of arts ...
Department of Education opens civil rights investigation in Orleans system
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The U.S. Department of Edu­cation is opening an investigation into a civil rights complaint filed in May by community groups concerned about allegedly discriminatory practices in ...
President Obama addressing those attending the Congressional Black Caucus Awards dinner in Washington, D.C. recently
Pres. Obama: Let’s finish the unfinished work
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Though the U.S. has made tremendous progress since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is plenty of ...
Efforts under way to celebrate the legacy of Joe Bartholomew Sr.
If you think Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. didn’t love anything as much as he loved the game of golf, you better think again.
Landrieu’s new hiring efforts challenged by another city employees group
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The legal fight against Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s overhaul of city personnel rules broadened last week when a city employees group filed a lawsuit arguing that the current ...
New group sees the N.O. as a water-management leader
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer “Our city is learning to live with water,” Aron Chang, a spokesman for the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative and a Waggonner & Ball Architects staffer, told ...

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