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Essence Fest 2014, The return of Prince to New Orleans

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Without a doubt, Prince’s return to the Essence Festival, July 3- 6, after a 10-year hiatus has created a huge

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Feds asked to block RSD from building new school on toxic landfill

The Louisiana Weekly Staff Report Environmental scientist Wilma Subra released findings of toxic contamination at the proposed site of Cohen College Prep High (formerly Walter

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Marshall Coulter unable to stand trial
On Thursday, an Orleans Parish Juvenile Court judge decided that Marshall Coulter, the 15-year-old shot in the head by a Faubourg Marigny homeowner after he discovered the teen in his ...
About Town… U.S. Senate Challengers Create Four Way Race…
By Christopher Tidmore and Christian Villere, Contributing Writers Republican U.S. Senate candidate Col. Rob Maness passed the fundraising threshold into being a real candidate last week. That might be good news ...
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Fortner, Miami-Dade Public Housing director, tapped to lead HANO
On Thursday, the Housing Authority of New Orleans announced that it has chosen Gregg Fortner, a New Orleans native, to serve as its executive director. Fortner will official take over ...
Gusman fends off critics, making progress on consent decree
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer More than a year after a federal judge approved a sweeping consent decree to improve conditions at Orleans Parish Prison, efforts to reform the troubled facility remain ...
Eyesores remain on New Orleans’ list of fixed-up properties
By Charles Maldonado The Lens No one would claim that the 9400 block of Colapissa Street in Hollygrove has fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina and the flood caused by the collapse of ...
Louisiana ranks fifth in the nation for having the weakest gun laws
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Eighteen months after a gunman shocked America by killing more than two dozen students and teachers at an elementary school in rural Connecticut, gun violence continues to ...
Women of color urge Obama to ‘re-align’ My Brother’s Keeper
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) — More than 1,000 women of color —including Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice ...
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Todd: ‘You can’t download freedom’
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (NNPA) – Rapidly-expanding technology, social media and new smart phone apps are no substitute for the hard work needed to fight persistent racism in ...

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