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B.R. cops who killed Alton Sterling won’t face federal charges

Nearly 10 months after two white Baton Rouge police officers killed Alton Sterling outside a food mart, news leaked that the U.S. Department of Justice

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Former NOPD Supt. Richard Pennington dies

Richard Pennington, a former NOPD superintendent credited with turning around a troubled police department and a former New Orleans mayoral candidate, passed away Thursday, May

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Obamas donating $2 million to South Side summer jobs program
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Former President Barack Obama has been criticized within his own party for pocketing a $400,000 check for speaking to some Wall ...
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‘Corrected’ Boston school maps gives new look for Africa
(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) — In an age of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” authorities in the city of Boston believe their new school map offers something closer to the geographical truth than ...
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Louisiana’s charitable pharmacies dispense leftover medications
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Community-based, prescription-drug disposals, known as “take-backs,” were held in Louisiana and nationwide on April 29. But what if you had leftover medications that you felt others might ...
Racial tensions rise over Confederate monuments
More than a week after the City of New Orleans took down the Battle of Liberty Place monument in the middle of the night, racial tensions continue to rise as ...
Can you hear me now? 8 options for affordable hearing aids
By Erica Manfred Contributing Writer, Senior Planet (Special from Senior Planet via New America Media) — More than two-thirds of Americans over age 70 have meaningful hearing loss, experts say, but according ...
The South’s political clout is rising under Trump
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — In the 2016 elections, Southern states delivered 160 Electoral College votes to Donald Trump, more than half of the 306 total ...
Bill Cosby, who was known as ‘America’s dad’ finally breaks his silence
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Bill Cosby is blind. It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend, who was once known as “America’s Dad,” ...
The Beat Goes On: Jazz Fest – Second weekend picks
The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7) is, as always, loaded with talent. That fact presents several challenges. The ...

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