Welfare reform garnered a bad name for Black women

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — On Aug. 22, 1996, then-U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Personal

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SUNO’s Lady Knights get first-ever NAIA tourney win

Milestone win part of record-breaking season for New Orleans HBCU The seventh-seeded SUNO Lady Knights on March 18 won its first-ever game at the NAIA

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Racial diversity takes center stage in Japan
The daughter of an African-American father and Japanese mother was crowned Miss Universe Japan on March 12.
Lagasse and Yenni run for Jefferson Parish president
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer They finally believe that John Young is going to actually qualify to run for Lieutenant Governor, at least to the extent that Mike Yenni and Elton Lagasse ...
Impact of Roe v. Wade on Black community an ongoing debate
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – In 1967, Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown, the first African-American woman surgeon in the South and a ...
Is Jindal’s budget the death knell of La. higher ed.?
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer If legislators don’t find a way in the next session to offset at least some of Gov. Piyush Jindal’s ruthless slashing of the state’s higher education ...
Is Jindal’s latest budget salvo to sell the Louisiana Lottery?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer La. State Treasurer John Kennedy, a frequent critic of Governor Jindal, revealed last week that an Administration effort was underway to sell off the Louisiana Lottery to ...
NOPD will cite officers who did not follow up on child abuse case
A child abuse complaint filed by Russell Johnson on behalf of his six-year-old autistic son has been closed without arrests, but action is being taken against the NOPD investigators who ...
Counting the victims of police violence
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As Eric Holder is ending his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right ...
Report states Blacks at bottom of equality index
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Amidst continued struggles to maintain voting rights, protests to end shootings of unarmed Black males by police and a constant press to lower ...

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