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Landrieu wants voters to make it harder for a mayor to steer city business to favored firms

By Charles Maldonado The Lens Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants voters to change the city’s charter so that future administrations would have to use key parts

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Black business owner wins seed capital during Essence Festival

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer New Orleans, long known for its food, festivals and fun, is poised to become a hub for minority entrepreneurship if

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Black South Africans get new chance to seek redress for stolen land
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) — South Africa will restart the claims process that provides compensation to Black families who were illegally removed from ...
Black policy group vows to rescue Joint Center
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The Public Policy Alliance (NPA), a coalition of thousands of Black elected officials and public policy executives, founded more than 40 years ago under ...
Freedom Summer 50 years later
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist In 1964, I was a child growing up in New York. I am fortunate that my family has always had a social conscience. During that year, ...
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Former N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin gets 10 years
Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, the Cox Cable executive and businessman handpicked by the business community in New Orleans to succeed term-limited New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial, ...
Young members of Tambourine and Fan, shown above, embody the hope and energy of the Civil Rights Movement as they celebrate the Civil Rights Acts 50th Anniversary on the steps of the Louisiana Supreme Courthouse, Wednesday, July 2.  Photo by Dennis Joseph
City marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act with reflection and reverence
Some of the city’s oldest and youngest residents huddled together Wednesday to observe the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The occasion was used as an ...
Justice Denied: States have not obeyed court ruling on juveniles
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer Overwhelming majority of juvenile lifers are African American; Some states exceed 80 percent (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that 28 states cannot ...
Posing with Dr. Norman C. Francis, center, are graduates of his Leadership Institutes inaugural class who are, from left: Jay Dumas, Jeffrey Schwartz, Daniel Forman, Dr. Wendy Gaudin, Dr. Joe Ricks Jr., Brooke Minto, Amy Collins, Elizabeth Marcell, Monica Edwards, Jade Russell, Minh Thanh Nguyen, Jason Burns Sr., Todd McDonald, Michael Griffin, Jason Williams, Ronald Carrere Jr., Nolan Marshall III., Jaimme Collins, Tim Francis and Dr. Yu Jiang. Photo by Irving Johnson III.
Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute graduates inaugural class
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer A handful of prominent non-profit leaders, business executives and policy experts gathered to mark the creation of the Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute June 26 as ...
Gusman signs off on plan to use existing property tax to run Orleans Parish Prison
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman will ask voters to allow him to use some of a property tax to pay for operations at Orleans Parish Prison. ...

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