Report: Blacks comprise more than 40 percent of the homeless

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Although Blacks comprise 12.5 percent of the nation’s population, they are overrepresented among the

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Disabled Americans disapprove of Trump presidency, poll shows

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer A new national poll of the American disability community reveals that Americans with disabilities disapprove of President Trump’s presidency in

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Calcasieu Parish D.A. shares revenue from diverted traffic tickets with public defender
By Samantha Sunne The Lens Sheriffs, court clerks, public defenders and other criminal justice agencies in Louisiana have been losing revenue because courts are handling fewer traffic tickets. Some blame a growing ...
New Orleans East residents decry utility committee vote
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer At the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church last Friday morning, a couple dozen people hustled and hurried across the church parking lot and in and out of ...
Feds forgive post-Katrina debt for Xavier, Dillard and SUNO
Xavier University, Dillard University and Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans’ three historically Black universities, and Tougaloo College in Mississippi, another HBCU, will see about $330 million in post-Katrina ...
Voluntary relocation, construction limits among the options to deal with rising water along La. coast
By Della Hasselle The Lens After meeting with about 4,000 residents over the course of a year, state leaders are working on a report that could reimagine how communities in southeastern Louisiana ...
N.O. man still waiting to be freed after eight years with no trial
The U.S. Constitution guarantees every citizen who has been charged with a crime the right to a speedy trial. Unless, of course, you live in New Orleans.
New Poor People’s March kicks off this Spring
By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer ( — For more than a year, the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, former North Carolina NAACP president, has been crisscrossing the country issuing a clarion ...
Jefferson Parish’s future carnival seasons facing crisis
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Just what is the fate of the Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras? Crowds, riders, and even some krewes have decamped to St. Charles Avenue. ...
George Washington Carver, a former slave, still a towering figure in science, education
More than 75 years after his passing, George Washington Carver remains a towering figure in Black history, American history, and in the fields of agriculture and science. But as heralded as ...

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