Civil rights groups urge Black parents to lead on ESSA state plans

By Shayla Simmons Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Sirraya Gant, the mother of two sons who graduated from high schools in Washington, D.C. said that

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Principals file paperwork to convert Ben Franklin, Bethune elementary schools to charters

By Marta Jewson The Lens Two elementary school principals involved in a failed bid this spring to convert New Orleans’ remaining traditional schools to charters

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Nayita Wilson, author of PR That PRopels: A Strategic Guide for Winning Public Strategies, at a recent book signing.
PR strategist and Louisiana Weekly contributor pens new book
Nayita Wilson, public relations strategist and long-term contributing writer for The Louisiana Weekly, has authored and released a new book, PR That PRopels, which is geared towards empowering visionaries, entrepreneurs, ...
'The Talk' television commercial features African-American women discussing the realities of being Black in America and warning their children about racism.
Procter & Gamble’s ‘The Talk’ ad stirs race debate
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Procter & Gamble kicked off the 10th anniversary celebration of the “My Black is Beautiful” campaign by releasing a commercial titled “The Talk,” ...
S&WB drowns residents in lies following August flood
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Robin Grisaffe and a friend were caught on the I-10 bridge in creeping traffic and increasing rain as the waters rose around the city. “Traffic was ...
‘Significant work’ remains on NOPD consent decree
City, NOPD hope to be done by 2020 In August 2013, the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Police Department began implementing a federally mandated, 492-point consent decree aimed ...
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New Orleans East responds to demographic pushes and pulls
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Since development took off in New Orleans East more than 50 years ago, the area’s racial and ethnic mix has shifted, influenced by national policies—especially as they ...
Civil rights community, DOJ clash over race-based college admissions
The civil rights community is on high alert and wasted no time in firing warning shots at the Trump administration after a report by The New York Times on Tuesday ...
Orleans, Jefferson D.A.s face ethics complaints for prosecutors’ use of fake subpoenas
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed ethics complaints against two New Orleans-area district attorney’s offices for using fake subpoenas to pressure witnesses to talk to them.
Federal oversight of police reform: Functional or futile?
By Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call and New America Media) – Controversial police officer-involved-shootings and other abuses across the country has spurred activists, grieving families and concerned citizens ...

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