In desegregation case, judge blasts school officials and Justice Dept.

By Nikole Hannah-Jones ProPublica A federal judge in Alabama has taken the rare step of ruling against a local school board in a desegregation case,

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Two groups announce plan to boost spending among Blacks

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers

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NOPD losing cops faster than it can replace them
Local FBI chief, mayor butt heads on issue of federal support The bad news just keeps on coming for the embattled New Orleans Police Department as it undergoes implementation of a ...
History Makers’ archives inclusive of New Orleanians
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The lives of more than 40 African Americans born in New Orleans, along with memories of their ancestors, have been recorded by The HistoryMakers, a Chicago nonprofit. ...
Kern Reese elected Chief Judge of Orleans Parish Civil Court
The Honorable Kern A. Reese is now Chief Judge of Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Reese was elected by his peers to lead the court for the next two years. ...
Danatus King to step down as NAACP N.O. Branch president
Danatus N. King, president of the New Orleans Branch NAACP, announced July 5 that he is resigning as President of the Branch effective at the end of his current term. ...
Democrats and Republicans are more polarized than ever before, but most Americans fall somewhere in the varied center between the two extremes.  Infographic by Pew Research Center
U.S. political views not rigidly defined
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of political ideologies, according ...
Supreme Court used Indian law to prevent birth control for women
By Rob Capriccioso Contributing Writer (Special from Indian Country Today and New America Media) – In wake of the 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby issued June ...
Michelle Howard becomes Navy’s first female Four-Star Admiral
(The Washington Informer) – The Navy made history this month when it promoted Michelle Howard, an African American, to be its first female four-star admiral.
Landrieu wants voters to make it harder for a mayor to steer city business to favored firms
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants voters to change the city’s charter so that future administrations would have to use key parts of his competitive process to choose professional ...

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