Former La. State Police chief accused of cover-up

Col. Mike Edmonson, the former Louisiana State Police superintendent who announced his retirement earlier this year after news broke of a West Coast trip by

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Courts reject Louisiana officials’ bid to block remedies for racist judicial elections

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The Terrebonne Parish Courthouse where Louisiana’s 32nd Judicial District Court is based. A lawsuit brought

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Hate-crime training for police is often inadequate, sometimes nonexistent
By A.C. Thompson, Rohan Naik and Ken Schwencke ProPublica To become a police officer in the U.S., one almost always has to enroll in an academy for some basic training. The typical ...
44th Bayou Classic lives up to its theme
With star-studded events, spirited competition and something for everyone. The 44th Annual Bayou Classic lived up to its billing. Bayou Classic 2017 was all about unity. During the weekend, the theme ...
Wise: Trump’s focus on race takes focus off his policies
By Leonard Lewis IV Contributing Writer President Donald Trump’s political strategy really is not something new, according to anti-racism speaker Tim Wise, who visited New Orleans on Nov. 29, 2017. At a ...
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Shop where the locals shop this holiday season
[caption id="attachment_27224" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Harley London ([/caption] By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer There’s a reality in New Orleans: When tourists come to town, many want to “eat where the locals ...
Actor Danny Glover advocates for reparations at N.O. benefit
By Kynedi Grier Contributing Writer Reparations? Yes. When? Now. This was the rallying cry when the National African American Reparations Commission convened in New Orleans for a benefit reception on ...
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 nearly 900,000 people in those two states. ...
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 people without housing. A native Pakistani, Khan ...
Majority of Americans want criminal justice reform, poll shows
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A new poll released by the American Civil Liberties Union on Nov. 16 has found that more than 90 percent of Americans think the country needs a ...

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