Hate in America: Is there a resurgence of Black church burnings?

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer In late November 1965, the Bethany Baptist Church near tiny Jonesboro, La., in Jackson Parish was burned virtually to the

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OIG report finds major flaws in the way DWI offenses are handled

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) today issued a report titled “DWI Case Processing: Arrest, Prosecution, and Adjudication of Misdemeanor DWI Offenses” that

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New NOPD recruit class uses state-of-the-art facility at UNO
On Tuesday, NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced the start of the newest ...
Loretta Lynch being sworn in by Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as President Obama looks on.  Freddie Allen/NNPA Photo
Kellogg Foundation vows to ‘be real’ about racism in America
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On the same day that Loretta Lynch was sworn-in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States using a Bible that belonged ...
Coalitions call for removal of Confederate-era statues
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell tries to listen to her constituents in District B, and one of the messages voters have for her is extremely ...
Essence Fest, a 4th of July tradition for two decades
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The big news for New Orleanians about this year’s Essence Festival, which rules the Superdome from Thursday, July 2, to Sunday, July 5, 2015, is the appearance ...
University of Virginia honor student talks arrest, future
By Joey Matthews Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) — Martese Johnson still has two scars on his forehead and one under his left ...
HAROLD BATTISTE October 28, 1931 – June 19, 2015
Music icon and educator, Harold Battiste dies at age 83
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Keeping the music alive” remained the core of Harold Battiste’s philosophical outlook on life and manifested itself in all of his endeavors as a musician, arranger, producer, ...
Manifesto reveals racist mindset of Charleston killer
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A racist manifesto linked to Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white man who confessed to shooting nine Blacks attending Bible Study a week ago ...
Harold Baquet, acclaimed photographer and activist, dies
Harold Baquet, an acclaimed photographer and activist whose photos captured the heart and soul of the Crescent City for more than three decades, passed away at his home on Thursday, ...

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