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Police shot to death 115 people in March, most of them were Black men

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStar-NewsToday.com) — If Murder Inc. was still operating, the nation’s police

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N.O. school leaders admit, in a study, to using selective enrollment practices

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With the majority of public schools in New Orleans now run as businesses, a recent study looked at how

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Murder on the rise in N.O., despite recent lows
For a while it looked as though the City of New Orleans might finally be on the verge of permanently shedding its image as the nation’s murder capital and one ...
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Viking delays river cruises on Mississippi despite Jindal claims
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Louisiana’s governor received a black eye in the international media last month, one which garnered few comments locally. Jindal boasted that he had brought the famed Viking ...
Scott murder indicative of ‘culture of abuse’
By Barney Blakeney Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle) — North Charleston Branch NAACP President Ed Bryant said Thursday the April 4 shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott ...
Major error by city causes tax problems for its employees
By Charles Maldonado The Lens City of New Orleans employees are receiving letters from the IRS saying they may face penalties and interest for underreporting their 2013 incomes, and it stems from ...
Putting the face of Rosa Parks on the $20 bill is becoming increasingly popular.
Internet voters want either Rosa Parks or Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
(Special from NorthStar News Today) — Two iconic Black women, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, are among four finalists who are in line as possible replacements for President And­rew Jackson’s ...
Despite passing controversial measure, city hasn’t shut off water
By Charles Maldonado The Lens No New Orleans home or business has been cut off from city water service for failure to pay trash fees, despite the passage more than a year ...
Constitutional amendment hopes to give voters right to end dedications
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Facing a $1.6 billion deficit, JP Morrell is attempting to pass legislation, which many consider an impossible feat, but yet he might just succeed. As the legislative ...
Black businesses help reduce Black youth crime
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – One of the most powerful agents in curtailing Black youth crime in major cities is the presence of Black business owners, according to Karen Parker, professor of ...

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