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Women’s health post-abortion bill passes house committee

By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Proposed legislation that would provide for a streamlined approach to the post-procedure health and medical attention of women who undergo

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Cynthia Willard-Lewis, Oliver Thomas and Gail Glapion pose with Charles Bosworth, all actors in Anthony Bean’s ‘Reflections2’

Former politicians take to the stage to tell tales of political corruption

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Three years after taking to the stage to tell his story of political rise and fall, former New Orleans City

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April 5th’s election recommendations
For Kenner and Harahan Voters, April 5 is an important election day. In Kenner, in particular, African-Americans constitute a rising minority in a city that is undergoing vast demographic ...
Black majority regained on New Orleans City Council
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer For the first time since 2007, the New Orleans City Council will boast a Black majority in a city comprised of more African Americans than any ...
About Town…
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Black Majority Means Split Minority for Mitch… The defeats of his allies Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and Jackie Clarkson means that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will not be able ...
Exonerations in 2014 expected to outpace 2013’s record
(Special from TheNorthStar-News.com) — The National Registry of Exonerations, a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University Law School, ...
Connecticut votes to raise minimum wage
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from TheNorthStar-News.com) The Connecticut Legislature voted on Wednesday to gradually raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by Jan. 1, 2017, David Bednarz, deputy ...
From the House: A local look at Legislators’ 2014 priorities
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The following is a short-list of legislation put forth by state representatives from the Greater New Orleans area during the 2014 legislative session. Visit www.legis­.la.­gov to view ...
Legislative report on sex education policies compares Louisiana with other states
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer When it comes to giving young people the tools they need to be sexually responsible young adults, Dr. Mark Alain Dery uses the analogy of getting a ...
Former Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris was a U.S. Army Green Beret. President Barack Obama has awarded him the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam. White House photo
Medal of Honor ceremony rights a lot of past wrongs
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from TheNorthStarNews.com) - President Barack Obama has awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 U.S. Army veterans who did not receive the nation’s ...

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