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New Orleans’ violation of human rights

The Mayor’s mass eviction campaign reached new heights of heartlessness and irony. After the homeless encampment at Camp and Calliope yesterday held a press conference

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Is justice near for N.O. teachers wrongly fired after Katrina?

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, the Orleans Parish School

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Longest-serving college president to retire
‘Nothing has brought me greater joy than participating in the growth experiences of innumerable students… ‘ Dr. Norman Francis, the visionary and scholar who led Xavier University. the nation’s sole Black ...
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Katrina Anniversary renews fight by John McDonogh parents, alum
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Holding a candlelight vigil on Aug. 29, more than 50 people spent the evening of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on the steps of John ...
Kids’ health suffers when parents go to jail
By Laura Rico Contributing Writer (Special from UC Newsroom and New America Media) – The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2 million people currently behind ...
RTA has not returned to pre-Katrina, levels fewer streetcars and buses
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer On the Ninth Anniversary of Katrina, Ride New Orleans’ Rachel Heiligman notes that “just 36% of the pre-Katrina service offered by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority ...
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Renown saxophonist, Tim Green, dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Even in a city where musicians are known to flow easily between a range of styles, Tim Green stood out. The saxophonist who blew with sincere spirituality, ...
PLUS loan fix comes too late for some students
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — A few weeks before thousands of Black college students returned to college campuses to begin the fall semester, the Department of Education issued ...
North Carolina Tea Party directs film industry back to NOLA
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Republican legislators in North Carolina adjourned their 2014 session without renewing the Tar Heel state’s generous tax incentives for film and television production out of a belief ...
Lodges to be built for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale workers as hotels fill
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Companies use on-site trailers to house workers engaged in fracking the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit, and they’ve rented blocks of hotel rooms. But as oilfield and service ...

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