‘Sweet Unity’ among Black people

By James Clingman Columnist Great news! In the tradition of those who have called for supporting our African relatives in some form or another,

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FBI hiring as the Obama Era nears end

By Allen Johnson Jr. Contributing Writer The New Orleans office of the FBI is on a statewide hiring blitz. It will likely be the Bureau’s

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Taking a stand while sitting
By Dr. E. Faye Williams Columnist Rosa Parks and Colin Kaepernick got tired of racism and sat down to protest it. While some of us stand up for a cause, ...
Sixty-one years ago, the brutal sight of what white supremacy did to Emmett Till shook America. Today there is still a need to witness how racism plagues the nation.
The living legacy of Emmett Till’s casket
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — A casket is an unusual item to display in a museum. Most people visit museums not to dwell on death but to ...
Teachers’ wage gap between other professions widens
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The gap between teachers salaries and that of other professions is growing, according to a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
Controversial anti-voter fraud program risks disenfranchising voters through racial bias
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Back in 2005, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — who as chair of his state’s Republican Party championed an illegal voter ...
An adult Aedes aegypti mosquito having a blood meal
Louisiana’s West Nile, Zika concerns grow
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Residents of flooded areas in south-central Louisiana are at risk for mosquito-borne West Nile disease, health officials warned last month. Orleans Parish remains vigilant about West Nile ...
Katrina Pain Index 2016: Eleven years after Katrina, Race and Class gap widening
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Hurricane Katrina hit eleven years ago. The City of New Orleans’ population is down by over 95,000 people from 484,674 in 2000 to 389,617 in ...
Study calls for reduction in Orleans jail population
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A detailed study on precisely who is in jail in New Orleans shows significant progress in the city’s history of excessive incarceration rates, but also advocates ...
Former death row inmate calls out D.A. on Brady violations
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer From the moment Leon Cannizzaro took office as the District Attorney for Orleans Parish, he faced an uphill battle in convincing the public of the integrity of ...

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