New data shows persistent inequalities in schools

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — New data from the U.S. Department of

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Making the music spin with a feminine flair in New Orleans

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In the fourth installment of Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous New Orleans radio DJs, two local women discuss their

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THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: System improving, but problems persist
By Emily Gurnon Contributing Writer Last in a three-part series (Special from PBS NextAve-nue/New America Media) — Cases of abusive guardianships have made headlines for decades. Horrific tales — of relatives fighting over ...
Sheriff alleges mayor behind the takeover
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Negotiations are currently underway in the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) attempt to take control of the Orleans Parish Prison from the city’s first Black sheriff. The ...
On Father’s Day 2016, many Black fathers defy stereotypes
By Desmond Andrews Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Service) — African-American fathers are often stereotyped as inattentive to their children. But statistics have ...
One year after Charleston massacre, America grieves yet again
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Less than a week before America commemorates the racist shooting of nine African Americans in a Charleston, S.C. church, yet another mass shooting – ...
La. repeals discriminatory voting law
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Thanh Mai, who was born in Vietnam, was just one year old when she moved to the United States in 1996. By the age of 20, Mai, a ...
Groundwater usage increasing city’s subsidence, according to NASA study
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer New Orleans is a city with many nicknames, among them, “the greatest sinking city in the world.” This month, a new federal report gives light to just ...
Murder rate up 44 percent in Jefferson Parish in 2016
While New Orleans has received the lion’s share of media attention regarding a sharp rise in violent crime, the latest stats released by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office show that ...
A family that is solid as a Rock
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Edith, Doris, Helen and Audrey Rock hadn’t seen each other in four years. Collectively, they’ve lived a total of 360 years. Individually, they are fit and fabulous: ...

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