Murders up 41 percent in N.O., outpacing Chicago, other cities

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By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “I don’t want to be remembered as a Second Chief, I want to be remembered as a Flag Boy,” Isaac

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Exploitation of Innocence – Report: Perceptions, policies hurting Black girls
By Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call) – She could have a baby doll in one hand and crayons in the other, but a Black girl as young as ...
Scandal rocks N.O.-based narcotics task force
For the past year, the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating allegations of a host of improprieties committed by a New Orleans-based narcotics task force. The allegations, some of ...
Some oyster leases near offshore wells have a surprising owner: oil and gas companies
By Michael Isaac Stein The Lens The state of Louisiana leases the muddy bottoms of its many bays and bayous to fishermen so they can cultivate and harvest oysters.
Census challenges jeopardize efforts towards greater equity in the South
By Allie Yee Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The 2020 Census — a once-a-decade effort by the federal government to count every person in the U.S. — is still three ...
More than 100 federal agencies fail to report hate crimes to the FBI’s national database
By A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke ProPublica In violation of a longstanding legal mandate, scores of federal law enforcement agencies are failing to submit statistics to the FBI’s national hate crimes database, ...
Key NOPD commander transferred amid internal probe of his contact with recruits
Lt. Carlton Lewis, the NOPD commander who heads the department’s Recruitment and Applicant Investigation Division, was recently reassigned to regular field duties in the NOPD’s Fifth District in the midst ...
$3 million settlement paid in cop killing of Philando Castile
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The city of St. Anthony, Minn., has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to the mother of Philando Castile, a registered ...
New Orleans mayoral candidates jockeying for early lead
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Five weeks ago, LaToya Cantrell nearly lost momentum in her bid to become the next Mayor of New Orleans. The District “B” Councilwoman contended with Desiree ...

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