Obama grants clemency to 22 prisoners but has denied thousands

By Annie Waldman ProPublica President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 people on Tuesday, doubling the number of commutations he has granted during his administration

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In attendance at the New Orleans Black Indians Alliance (NOBIA) inaugural Soiree of Feathers are two Indian queens

Soiree of the Feathers promotes Black Indians unity, service, friendship

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Despite being centuries old, the New Orleans Black Indians culture never had a ball to call its own. But that

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St. Louis protestors condemn white minority rule, modern apartheid
FERGUSON, Mo. (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – White minority rule in South Africa in 1960 resulted in Black youth getting gunned down by police officers while ...
Rep. Waters tells Black Press, ‘You have a lot more leverage’ than you’re using
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( - U. S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), noting that Black businesses are economically “at a critical crossroads”, has invited Black-owned newspapers to work with ...
HNOC exhibit documents history of New Orleans slave trade
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer In the four decades prior to the Civil War, more than 40,000 enslaved persons were bought and sold in New Orleans as part of one of the ...
Black with Ivy league degree equals less able to get job
By Nisa Islam Muhammad Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — In the world of academia and employment, a degree from an Ivy League school like Harvard, ...
La. retains nation’s and world’s highest incarceration rate
For the first time since 2012, Louisiana’s prison population is starting to decline, The Associated Press reported last week. Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc told state lawmakers Tuesday that Louisiana has seen ...
Parents believe their children will have it harder than they did
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey — ...
Judge dismisses wrongful-death lawsuit in 2012 NOPD case
A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a civil rights and wrongful-death lawsuit filed against a former NOPD officer by a New Orleans family whose loved one was fatally shot ...
Republican budget would shred safety net
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting programs ranging from ...

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