In this 1976 White House photo Manafort shakes President Gerald Ford's hand.

Manafort’s role in the Republicans’ notorious ‘Southern Strategy’

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City approves NOPD pay raise but must secure funds to pay for it

The New Orleans City Council late last month approved an ambitious new pay raise plan which will also see a partial restructuring of the NOPD.

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New Orleans’ legendary ambassador, Fats Domino, dies at age 89
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer When Fats Domino sat at the piano to perform, his vocal microphone was always at the side closest to the audience. Each time he began to sing, ...
Groups urge UN to protect human rights in the U.S.
On October 23, 1947, the NAACP submitted a petition, “An Appeal to the World” edited by noted scholar and justice advocate William Edward Burghardt DuBois that asked the United Nations ...
The Voter Fraud Commission wants your data — but experts say they can’t keep it safe
By Jessica Huseman and Derek Willis ProPublica The voter-fraud-checking program championed by the head of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suffers from data security flaws that could imperil the safety ...
Grambling State shooting suspect turns himself in
The suspect in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after an altercation on the historically Black college’s campus turned himself in Thursday.
La. hires controversial law firm to block fix for racist judicial elections
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer UPDATE: Matthew Block, executive counsel for the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards, contacted Facing South after publication of this story with the following statement: “First, please ...
La. prepares to release hundreds of inmates
In a matter of days, the number of prison inmates being released from Louisiana jails could nearly double, thanks to reforms passed in the State Legislature earlier this year in ...
Morial Convention Center generates $2 billion in 2016
The 2017 economic impact report, prepared by the University of New Orleans Division of Business and Economic Research, showed that the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hosted 128 events last ...
Malcolm Suber, of Take 'Em Down NOLA, Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson, descendants of the Plessy v. Ferguson case, Dr. Michael White, of Xavier and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, civil rights activist A.P. Tureaud Jr., former Black Panther Malik Rahim and activist the Rev. Samson "Skip" Alexander at the Resistance and Redemption in Black New Orleans event at Xavier on Oct. 22, 2017.
Civil rights activists discuss the rich history of black resistance in N.O.
By Tyra Johnson Contributing Writer From participating in sit-ins with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to removing Confederate statues and flags in the city last year, New Orleans civil rights activists took ...

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