N.O. is installing more traffic cameras, but we don’t know if they make our streets safer

By Charles Maldonado The Lens New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says safety, not money, is behind a major expansion of traffic enforcement cameras in the

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Ninth Ward residents voice objection to new Industrial Canal lock

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer With limited time left to give input to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, hundreds of Ninth Ward and Bywater-area

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La.’s Black homicide victimization rate 5 times that of the rest of country
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer The Black homicide victimization rate in Louisiana is a whopping five times the average homicide rate for all victims nation-wide, according to a new analysis released last ...
Feds, states target Southern ‘sanctuary cities,’ leaving local officials in a bind
By Allie Yee Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The Trump administration has continued its crackdown on immigration this week, most recently taking aim at so-called “sanctuary cities.” In January, President ...
Black Caucus members give mixed reviews on meeting with Trump
By Jane Kennedy Contributing Writer ( – Throughout his bid for the White House, then-candidate Donald J. Trump had an annoying habit of treating all African Americans as a homogeneous group of ...
Despite rulings, battle over monuments rolls on
Despite two recent court rulings that paved the way for the City of New Orleans to move four Confederate-era monuments from public spaces and place them in yet-to-be-determined locations, one ...
In this June 30, 2016 photo, the gravestone of Cornelius "Neely" Hawkins, one of the slaves in Georgetown University's 1838 slave sale, is seen in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Maringouin, La.
La. descendants of slaves owned by Georgetown University meet to preserve history of their ancestors
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer In 1838, Jesuit priests from one of the nation’s most elite Catholic universities sold 272 men, women, and children to slave owners in Louisiana, all in the ...
NOPD zeroing in on illegal guns
Between two multiple shootings, one in the 7th Ward last month and one in eastern New Orleans on March 18, the NOPD is urging residents to get involved in efforts ...
SCOTUS decision could have ripple effect on NOLA Charters
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Last Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major decision expanding the scope of students’ special education rights, ruling unanimously that schools must do more than ...
Domestic terrorism rages on in Trump era
Two months into the era of President Donald Trump, who encouraged supporters to verbally and physically attack people of color and others who disagreed with him during his campaign, ...

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