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The Army Corps used a drone to monitor the Bonnet Carre Spillway in ithe 2016 flood

Louisiana’s government and corporate drone usage grows

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems are used in Louisiana for coastal mapping and restoration, flood monitoring, wildlife surveys, crop management,

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Federal jury rejects civil rights claims against troopers

After a four-day trial in New Orleans, a federal jury rejected a series of civil rights claims against three members of the Louisiana State Police

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Drs. Madhere, Semien and Johnson
Book launch and forum to focus on young Black males
Three Xavier University of Louisiana graduates — Dr. Pierre Johnson, Dr. Maxime Madhere and Dr. Joseph Semien — are debuting their new book, The Pulse of Perseverance, with a Q&A ...
Colin Kaepernick sticks to his game plan, hits $1M pledge
As a budding activist who understands that talk is cheap, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided two years ago to back up his national anthem protests and talk ...
DNA evidence proves Gretna man’s innocence
A Gretna man who has served almost four decades behind bars for a rape he says he didn’t commit has finally been exonerated by DNA evidence. The Innocence Project recently issued ...
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Johnny Jackson, former legislator and councilman, dies
By Allen Johnson Contributing Writer Johnny Jackson Jr., 74, the former New Orleans city councilman, state legislator, and Ninth Ward leader who died last week, is being remembered as a champion for ...
Cong. Danny Davis introduces bail reform bill
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — During a recent press conference on Capitol Hill, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) said that at any given time there are roughly 500,000 people ...
Five Black innovators inducted into the Nat’l Inventors Hall of Fame
For centuries, American history books have often ignored or failed to acknowledge the ingenuity and contributions of Black inventors and innovators in the U.S. like Lewis Latimer, who invented the ...
Political conspiracy to unseat HEAL director continues
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer For more than a year, a group of state elected officials have been running a concerted campaign to kick Jacob Johnson, MPH, CLED, out of his job ...
Dillard University inducts athletes into new Sports Hall of Fame
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Ariel Mitchell arrived on the Dillard campus as a freshman in fall 2008, three years after Hurricane Katrina decimated the campus and virtually wiped out the ...

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