Group focuses on developing Black CEOs

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood

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John Doar, a different kind of civil rights champion

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Though many whites were active in civil rights, few were as influential as John Doar, the

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NOLa for Life initiative promotes upward mobility to Black male youth
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s ongoing quest to dilute the murder rate in New Orleans and provide positive opportunities for Black males, took on a new iteration November 17 ...
Opponents of N.O. schools facilities tax millage on December 6 ballot, file lawsuit
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With a freshly filed lawsuit and a suspiciously cancelled board meeting, controversy surrounding a vote on a proposition to repurpose a schools facilities tax millage continues ...
N.Y. City Council bill to make chokehold illegal
By Khorri Atkinson Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) – Queens Democratic City Councilman Rory Lancman plans to introduce a package of bills ...
La.’s new wood pellet plants meet European needs
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana, an oil-and-gas state, is half covered by timber, making forest products a big business. Several companies plan to churn out wood pellets from new plants here ...
Black Women’s Roundtable will advise NFL on domestic violence
( — Members of the DC-based Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR) has convened a long-awaited meeting with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Coroner rules inmate’s death a homicide
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer More than seven months after a brutal physical altercation left Orleans Parish Prison inmate Willie Lee dead after suffering cardiac arrest, Orleans Parish coroner, Dr. Jeffrey ...
Black families in Louisiana are ‘underbanked’
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Families in Louisiana are more likely than households in other states to lack regular access to financial institutions, a report receiving national attention from the Federal Deposit ...
Feds to create wrongful convictions unit
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s ...

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