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National Baptist candidate calls Black Church too passive, disconnected

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – Tallahassee, Fla. Pastor Dr. R.B. Holmes, a leading activist against hazing and the infamous “stand your ground”

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Oil and gas interests’ best friend in Baton Rouge is Sen. Adley

By Tyler Bridges The Lens Robert Adley rushed out of the state Senate chamber last week — past fellow politicians, past lobbyists wanting a minute

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Planning Commission says no to selling Newcomb Blvd. to neighbors
By Charles Maldonado The Lens A City Planning Commission staff report released Tuesday recommends denying a proposal to sell city-owned Newcomb Boulevard to the street’s neighborhood association, saying the sale would unnecessarily ...
Teaching Tolerance publishes guide for teaching the Civil Rights Movement
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from SPLC) — In the wake of a report that found state expectations for teaching the Civil Rights Movement remain woefully inadequate, the ...
Teachers fight to unionize at Benjamin Franklin H.S.
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Last week, more than 85 percent of the faculty at Benjamin Franklin High School presented a petition to the administration and the Advocates for Academic Excel­lence in ...
Report gives mixed record on progress of Black women
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the stubborn persistence of racial disparities in health, there is cause for Black women to celebrate.
Civil Rights Education lacking in U.S. classrooms
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Three years after the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC) published its unprecedented barometer of ...
About Town…
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Murray to Beat Term Limits to House… Winding around the legislative halls of Baton Rouge, speculation has centered on one competitive New Orleans House seat, and whether ...
Re-development Act for Lower 9th Ward proposed
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Two proposed measures known collectively as the Lower Ninth Ward Re-Development Act that would allow current and former Lower Ninth Ward residents and other individuals to purchase ...
The Bounce Back: Profiling, never a good means to an end
By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Writer I spent a lot of time in Chicago during my year in graduate school at Northwestern University. Once night, I ran into a guy affectionately named, ...

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