Police arresting protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Nov. 20, 2014

How U.S. handles unarmed Black dissent vs well-armed white dissent

By Askia Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call) — It may be the most egregious insult to the dozens of unarmed Black people

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City Planning Commission to consider short-term rentals

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer New Orleanians wanting to rent out their properties on a short-term basis may soon be able to do so legally,

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Car burned after contractor walks away from Confederate statues project
Less than a week after an attorney for the City of New Orleans told a federal judge that a Baton Rouge-based contractor has backed away from the project that will ...
Glasses of contaminated water, left, and safe water, right
Pres. Obama declares emergency in Flint, Michigan
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – President Barack Obama has declared an emergency exists in Michigan because of high levels of lead found in Flint’s drinking water ...
Scholastic pulls children’s book depicting slaves as happy
By A Birthday Cake for George Washington was released Jan. 5 and had been roundly criticized for its upbeat images and story of Washington’s cook, the slave Hercules and his ...
AG Lynch: ‘We still have a long way to go to reach the Promised Land’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, giving one among thousands of speeches commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, says, ...
Heroin use adds to city’s growing crime problem
For two decades, the playground in the Holy Cross section of the Ninth Ward has been a gathering place for families seeking outdoor fun and recreation. But while the park, ...
NOPD unveils plan to put more officers on the streets
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Last Wednesday, NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison unveiled a restructuring effort aimed at increasing police presence and reducing violent crime in the city.
Black Lives Matter: 2015 was a year of anger, activism and action
By Starla Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writers (Special from The Final Call) – After a year of young people leading angry street protests in response to disturbing deaths of Blacks in ...
Surprise victory by New Iberian leaves NOLA without a Speaker
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Mr. Madison would be proud, but the defeat of a candidate for Speaker from New Orleans in the Louisiana House of Representatives on January 11 (and the ...

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