Summit on youth in N.O. says ‘change the narrative’

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Town will honor forgotten NAACP official on the 75th anniversary of his murder
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Elbert Williams, the first NAACP official murdered for attempting to restore voting rights for African-American residents of majority Black Hayward ...
Poverty still major affliction for Blacks
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer) – Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and ...
Obama bans distribution of military equipment to local police departments
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — President Obama last week announced steps to demilitarize local police, limiting and outright banning ...
N.O. awarded grant to reduce jail population
The City of New Orleans has been selected to receive a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a more fair and effective local justice ...
Local activists join families in renewed call for equal justice
A coalition of grassroots activists, civil rights leaders and justice advocates joined New Orleans families near the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office recently in a renewed call for equal justice. ...
Funeral services for Judge Yada Magee to be held on June 1
Yada T. Magee, an Orleans Pa­rish Civil District Court judge for 22 years before she stepped off the bench in 2008, died Sunday, May 24, after a long cancer-related illness. ...
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivers the State of the City address on Thursday, May 28, before an audience of elected officials and citizenry at the historic Carver Theatre.
Crescent City’s murder rate, violent crime rise despite progress
It’s summertime but the living appears to be anything but easy in the Big Easy as the city’s undermanned police department contends with a rash of murders, robberies and rapes. As ...
Humana Foundation Selects New Orleans for 2015 Humana Communities Benefit $350,000 Charitable Grant Program
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Local nonprofits focused on addressing diabetes and congestive heart failure have a shot at winning $350,000 in grant funding to help bolster their efforts, the Humana ...

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