Shooting of police raise racial tensions, spur gun control debate

The July 17 killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge and the wounding of three others have led to vigorous debate about race relations,

Continue Reading »

More News


Senate confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

( — The U. S. Senate has confirmed Obama nominee Dr. Carla D. Hayden as Librarian of Congress. The vote of 74-18 confirmed Hayden as

Continue Reading »

News Archives

Making the music spin in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of The Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous local Black DJs. From the 7th Ward, like his DJ ...
FestiGals honors Leah Chase
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A legendary festival created to celebrate the achievements of women will devote a large part of its focus this year to African-American women, particularly the favorite ...
A distraught Sandra Sterling at the funeral of her nephew, Alton Sterling.
An emotional goodbye to Alton Sterling; a call for youth leadership
By J.A. Salaam Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call) – Funeral services for Alton Sterling were a testament to the love and respect a community had for the 37-year-old father of ...
B.R. police got military gear through controversial Defense Depart. program
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – The street protests that have taken place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since the July 5 police shooting death of Alton Sterling ...
NAACP President/CEO Cornell Brooks sent this historic photo with his statement on the police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota.
NAACP calls police shootings ‘21st-century lynching’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — National outrage had just begun after the videotaped police killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. But the next day came the ...
Reactions of Baton Rouge protestors, bystanders
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Two weeks after the shooting death of Baton Rouge resident Alton Sterling, protesters continue to descend on the city from across the country with many making charges ...
Black Caucus to Congress: ‘Combat the State of Emergency in the Black community’
By Jane A. Kennedy Contributing Writer Chair warns of 'Long Hot Summer' if no action is taken ( — It was a week that few Americans will be able to forget. ...
AME Church Senior Bishop John Bryant is retiring.
AME Church celebrates bicentennial at 50th Quadrennial conference
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Two centuries ago, former Delaware slave Richard Allen and other Black worshippers formed ...

« Previous PageNext Page »