Can hate be healed?

By Katherine Kam Contributing Writer (Special New America Media) – Can hate be healed? The question has been central to Tim Zaal’s life. When Zaal

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Ordinance to reduce youth incarceration passes unanimously

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On August 24, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed the Policing Alternatives for Youth (PAY) ordinance in an effort

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Hate groups on the rise under Pres. Trump
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Just days after Heather Heyer was killed protesting a rally of white nationalists held in Charlottesville, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus announced fellow lawmakers would ...
Is Dr. McKenna closer to becoming New Orleans’ first Black coroner?
By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse announced last week (August 24) that he is calling off his campaign for re-election, seemingly handing over the election to ...
CBC chairman Richmond talks HBCUs, impeachment and #RootOutRacism
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate ...
MacArthur Justice Center settles public records lawsuit with private prison
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On August 21, the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center of New Orleans reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Allen Correctional Center for failing to respond ...
Lake Pontchartrain storm surge barrier could worsen flooding in St. Bernard and Mississippi
By Della Hasselle The Lens A flood barrier across the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain — a 50-year-old idea to protect New Orleans and communities along the North Shore from storm surge — ...
Dick Gregory dies at 84
(NNPA)— Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died August 19. He was 84.
NOPD solving more murders, but still needs to improve response times
NOPD officials said recently that the department is solving more murders. But there are still concerns about the undermanned department’s response times to calls from the public for assistance.
White supremacists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11 and 12
A new generation of white supremacists emerges
By A.C. Thompson ProPublica The white supremacist forces arrayed in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend — the largest gathering of its sort in at least a generation — represented a new incarnation ...

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