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N.O. receives $1.5M to reduce the city’s prison population

By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer The City of New Orleans has received a $1.5 million grant to help implement reforms to safely reduce the

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State budget crunch: Gov. Edwards cuts four hospitals

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In his testimony Tuesday, April 12, 2016 before the State House Appropriations Committee, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said that

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Dante Hills and Shawn Kelly, both of whom are Louisiana Youth Justice Coalition members and interns at the Louisiana Center for Children's Rights.
Coalition calls on legislature to raise age for adult prosecution
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer The steps of the Louisiana state capitol served as a backdrop for the Louisiana Youth Justice Coalition last Wednesday (April 6) as they pushed state legislators ...
President Barack Obama hugs Kemba Smith during a greet with formerly incarcerated individuals who have received commutations, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 30, 2016.
President Obama grants clemency to 61 inmates
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) – President Obama has commuted the sentences of 61 drug offenders, the White House announced March 30, underscoring ...
Mayor Landrieu loses favor with white residents, survey finds
A new survey conducted by the University of New Orleans found that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s popularity has plummeted among the city’s white residents. The survey, which also measured ...
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Highways ruined Black communities, says Transportation chief
By Sarafina Wright Contributing Writer (Special from Washington Informer) – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently said that the country’s highway system had been purposely placed through Black neighborhoods, systematically ...
CBC Pac is asked to cut ties with private prisons
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com) – Color of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, is in the midst of a ...
NOLA ‘Bike to Work Week’ event celebrates rise of bicycling in city
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As the street system was rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina, bicycle lanes all over Orleans Parish have sprouted up with the new asphalt. Dedicated bike lanes now ...
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State Senate cmte. rejects monuments bill
Those hoping to prevent the City of New Orleans and other local governments throughout the state from removing historical monuments from public spaces without the approval of the State Legislature ...
Ex-NOPD officer ordered jailed without bond
On Tuesday of last week, Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Karen Herman postponed the sentencing of former NOPD Officer Wardell Johnson and ordered that he be jailed without bond after ...

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