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Poverty is a barrier to success, says report

2017 Kids Count report states one in four La. kids are growing up poor

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer For children everywhere in the United States, poverty can create formidable obstacles to success. But that statement is especially true

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Essence Music Festival offers free ticket to LA residents

The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports New Orleans, LA – Essence Fest fans who are looking to stretch their concert dollars this year may be in

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Group accuses the mayor of spying on Black activists in N.O.
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer With temperatures soaring and humidity high in New Orleans, members of Take Em Down NOLA (TEDN) Coalition and other civil rights group activists stood firm on ...
Joe McKnight’s accused killer to stand trial Aug. 7
Ronald Gasser, the Jefferson Parish man accused of fatally shooting former NFL star and John Curtis High School standout Joe McKnight in Terrytown during a road-rage incident last December, will ...
N.O. settles lawsuit with wrongfully convicted man
The City of New Orleans and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office on June 7 announced that a settlement has been reached in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by ...
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Black Lives Matter wins an international award for its work
(Special from NorthStar-News Today) — The Sydney Peace Foundation, an initiative of the University of Sydney in Australia and the City of Sydney, has awarded its 2017 peace prize to ...
Anti-voter laws worse than Russian meddling
By Mary Claire Blakeman Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Although alleged Kremlin connections may ultimately sink Trump’s Presidency, the Rev. William Barber, II, contends that homegrown voter suppression poses a greater ...
From left to right, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Bill  Cassidy of Louisiana are among the U.S. senators considered crucial to blocking efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Meet the Southern senators critical to blocking Obamacare’s repeal
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Before leaving town for the July 4 recess, the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a bill to repeal the ...
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Majority Whip Steve Scalise beat the odds years before shooting
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The attempted murder of Congressman Steve Scalise allows one to recollect the improbable and meteoric ascent of the one time unknown computer programmer from Old Jefferson. His ...
Trump Administration quietly rolling back Civil Rights efforts
By Jessica Huseman and Annie Waldman ProPublica For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access for the ...

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