Woes continue for NOPD and New Orleans city officials

With the NOPD under a federally mandated consent decree and the City of New Orleans struggling to replace officers who have left the embattled department,

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1960 consumers’ boycott on Dryades St.

New Orleans’ desegregation was rooted in the 1960 Dryades St. boycott

You’ve had the lunch special at Café Reconcile on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard or attended an event at Ashé Cultural Arts Center. The former Dryades

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President Barack Obama last year with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. Leaders of 45 African countries will meet in Washington, D.C., beginning August 4.
Pres. Obama seeks to grow Africa trade with leaders summit
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (The North­Star News & Analysis) — Hundreds of African government and business leaders will convene in the nation’s capital this week for the first-ever U.S.-Africa ...
Re-sentencing delay for NOPD officer in Henry Glover case
The re-sentencing date has been postponed for the New Orleans police officer convicted of burning Henry Glover’s body after he was fatally shot by another officer.
Stereotyped mascots affecting Native American youth
By Roberto Alejandro Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — A recent report prepared by The Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect ...
It’s time for mosquito protection
With more than 60 species of mosquitoes in Louisiana and mild temperatures most of the year anytime is a good time to be bitten, said LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healy. ...
John Mac’s fate still up in limbo as BESE questions its own authority
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer At Wednesday’s meeting in New Orleans, the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) members failed to vote on the return of John McDonogh High School ...
After making little on 2013 Super Bowl, city agreed to similar services for 2018 bid
By Charles Maldonado The Lens In June, Mayor Mitch Landrieu complained that the city netted just $500,000 from hosting the 2013 Super Bowl because the city had to spend so much to ...
Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — In a major move last week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, and apply ...
French Market Corp. leases park to restaurant, shutting Mayor Landrieu’s ally out of deal
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The French Market Corpora­tion’s Board of Directors voted on Thursday to lease a popular French Quarter tourist spot directly to a restaurant that has been operating ...

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