GOP vs. Dem turnout will decide if Sen. Landrieu is re-elected

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The question of which group will stay home in greater numbers in the December 6th runoff, Tea Party Caucasian Republicans

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GOP election rout delivers blow to U.S. leadership role on climate change

By John H. Cushman Jr. Contributing Writer (Special from InsideClimate News and New America Media) — The role of the United States in confronting the

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Last-minute changes to city’s hiring rules raises questions
The Civil Service Commission unexpectedly approved two changes to city hiring rules without warning Monday after a closed-door executive session, The Lens reported last week. Perhaps more perplexing was the ...
Mid-term election a nightmare for Democrats
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus immediately piled on, issuing a statement that all but guarantees two years of blocking and tackling any ...
Metro Black vote high, but not ‘game changing’ on Nov. 4
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer By early afternoon on November 4, consultants for some Caucasian Democrats on the ballot in Orleans and the Black-majority areas of Jefferson began to worry.
Panelists describe La.’s role as ‘Ground Zero’ for prison industrial complex
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer That was the question at the heart of a panel discussion held last Tuesday as part of the Prospect.3 (P.3) New Orleans art exhibition. Brooke Davis Anderson, ...
Organization asks U.S. Attorney Polite to take action in two cases
Justice & Beyond, a New Orleans-based group of justice advocates, last week asked U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite to launch investigations of two cases involving people of color in New Orleans. ...
Tension remains over police shootings of young Black males
By Dr. J. A. Salaam Contributing Writer FERGUSON, Mo. (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – Tensions over the police shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., 18, by a White police ...
Bail or jail…What’s wrong with Louisiana’s bail system?
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist Consider the following scenario. Two people are arrested and jailed for the same minor offense. It is each person’s first offense. At their individual bail ...
N.O. goes on the attack against domestic violence
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer National research ranks Louisiana among a handful of states with the highest rates of male-on-female violence in the United States. Figures—taken from 21 police jurisdictions across the ...

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