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Essence Music Festival offers free ticket to LA residents

The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports New Orleans, LA – Essence Fest fans who are looking to stretch their concert dollars this year may be in

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Budgetary ideological division forces 11-day Special Legislative Session; cost $500,000

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer During his first race for the State House of Representatives in 2007, which the author admittedly played an opposing role,

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Bill gives juvenile lifers a chance at parole
By Katy Reckdahl The Lens A bill passed through the Louisiana Legislature last week could give a chance at parole to about 300 juvenile lifers, including Louis Gibson, whom The Lens profiled ...
Lt. Gov calls for state to display Confederate Monuments
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Just days prior to the removal of the Liberty Place obelisk, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser doubled down on his calls for President Donald Trump to designate the ...
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite resigns
By David T. Baker Associate Editor Kenneth A. Polite, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, submitted his resignation last Friday to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, ...
Two N.O. prisoners receive overdue release
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The Louisiana Department of Corrections released prisoners Jessie Crittindon and Eddie Copelin on Friday, January 13, one day after the MacArthur Justice Center filed lawsuits to secure ...
Type 2 Charters such as NOCCA and ISL ruled ‘not public schools’
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In a 3-2 split decision, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Type 2 Charter Schools cannot be classified as public schools and therefore ...
Louisiana’s floods attract more GoFundMe money than any disaster
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You may have heard flooded, south-central Louisiana residents say their plight would get more attention if the storm that struck them in mid-August had been named. That ...
NAACP, BAEO at odds of charter schools
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer This month, board members of the NAACP will vote on a resolution pledging support for a “moratorium of privately managed charter schools.” It is a position also ...
Baton Rouge police fatally shoot Black man selling CDs outside of convenience store
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana has largely escaped the national rancor over police shootings of unarmed Black men – that is until the early morning hours of July 5 when video ...

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