Liberty’s Kitchen moves, triples youth development capacity

By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer After six months of construction, Liberty’s Kitchen opened its doors to a new and improved facility. Its earthy exterior, which

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Leaked Fed report alleges Dearborn has second-highest number of terrorists

By Ali Harb Contributing Writer DEARBORN, Mich. (Special from Arab American News and New America Media) — Dearborn has the second-highest number of “known or

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La. Tax Amnesty Program to run Oct. 15 – Nov. 14
Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 will be held from October 15 through November 14, 2014, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) recently announced. The 30-day tax-amnesty program offers noncompliant taxpayers the ...
EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution
By LaGloria Wheatfall Contributing Writer HOUSTON (Special from the Houston Defender) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect Black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries ...
Applicants for regional levee board wouldn’t shift support for lawsuit
By Bob Marshall The Lens Gov. Piyush Jindal is trying to appoint people to the regional levee board who oppose its lawsuit against oil and gas companies, but if he had to ...
Who won the War on Poverty?
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Ronald Reagan quipped: “In the 60s we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won.” Did it? This month, 50 years since President ...
To drone or not to drone? Government spying comes to the skies near you
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist It was the top story on most local news stations a few weeks ago when the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office used a drone to survey and ...
Report: Voting-rights discrimination alive and well nationwide
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Forty-nine years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act and one year after the Supreme Court’s Shelby ...
Report: Drillers are illegally using diesel fuel to frack
By Naveena Sadasivam ProPublica A new report charges that several oil and gas companies have been illegally using diesel fuel in their hydraulic fracturing operations, and then doctoring records to hide violations ...
Over objections of heir, Wisner committee awards $2M to nonprofits
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The Edward Wisner Donation Advisory Committee last week ap­prov­ed 65 grants totalling nearly $2 million, discounting complaints from a Wisner heir that the city is misspending the ...

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