By George E. Curry Contributing Writer (Special from EmergeNewsOn-line.com) — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the venerated civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin
The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC) will celebrate its Emerald Anniversary in New Orleans this year. The celebration will take place as part of
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A new proposal to investigate how future real estate developments would impact the city’s level of affordable housing is dividing stakeholders, with members of the private building ... Black women at the helm of the 2016 Democratic Convention
When Florida representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down as chair of the Democratic National Committee on the eve of the Democratic convention, in the wake of a scandal involving DNC-leaked ... Louisiana phases out expensive tax credits on solar systems
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You may be a homeowner stuck with roof-top panels that were purchased before you knew that Louisiana had capped tax credits on solar systems. Credit claims ... Report: Racial disparity in drug arrests alarming
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Of all those arrested in New Orleans for felony marijuana possession, 94 percent are Black, despite making up about 60 percent of the total population. Of those ... Can racism cause post-traumatic stress disorder?
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Police tactics this summer have come under a microscope not seen since the early 1990s beating of Black motorist Rodney King in Los Angeles at the hands ... La. Senate race gets even more crowded with David Duke entrance
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer When this newspaper went to press, an unprecedented 22 candidates lined up to fill the open U.S. Senate seat of the retiring David Vitter. With ... Plans for Entergy’s New Orleans East plant scrutinized
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Entergy New Orleans hopes to build a $216 million, natural-gas fired power plant at Michoud for start-up by 2019. Neighbors, environmentalists and others question the need for ... Where did Officer Friendly go?
By Eric Easter Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) – “Old Time D.C.,” a nostalgia-filled Facebook page, recently stirred a distant memory that struck a chord, given current events.
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