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Federal judge takes NOPD to task

NOPD asks for more money for additional cameras A federal judge said Wednesday that the penalties for NOPD officers not turning on their body and/or

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Educational initiative hopes to jumpstart workforce

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A group of education administrators, politicians, and business leaders gathered for a luncheon and dialogue at the top of

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Controversial school property tax proposal on December ballot
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The disagreement over proposed new legislation renewing and repurposing property tax dollars into a fund for school facility maintenance isn’t a disagreement over the fact that ...
S&WB projects could hasten bayou’s revival
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Freshwater fish are jumping again in Bayou Bienvenue, the former cypress-tupelo swamp spanning the Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish. Fresh water began replacing salt water ...
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces his resignation
Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and pushed to make the criminal justice system more even-handed, is resigning after six ...
Ferguson protestors: ‘We will get answers’
By Dr. J. A. Salaam Contributing Writer BERKLEY, MO. (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – Two days after a very heated City Council meeting in nearby Ferguson, Mo., ...
Civil Service staff urges 20 percent jump in cop pay
By Sam Tabachnik The Lens After seven years without an across-the-board raise, New Orleans police officers should be accorded a 20 percent pay hike phased in over three years, according to a ...
CBC joins Black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, ...
Will Ferguson be a tipping point for national Black youth voter turnout?
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Civil rights leaders hope to increase African-American youth voter turnout by citing the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, ...
Waiting at the polls: Long lines and the right to vote
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Every big election year, horror stories surface around the South and the rest of the country of voters having to wait for ...

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