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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

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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

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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 ...
Second Special Legislative Session leaves $347M deficit unplugged
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The final budget, approved by the Senate at 10 pm on Thursday (and the House with just 15 minutes prior to midnight) funds an extra $50 million ...
Grambling State president steps down after less than one year on the job
After less than a year at the helm, Grambling State University President Dr, Willie D. Larkin, the historically Black public university’s ninth president, has announced his resignation. Larkin, appointed by ...
Luxury riverboat cruise line to start up in Jefferson Parish
The French America Line inaugurated its operations on Friday at a ceremony in front of Gretna City Hall, promising to create dozens of jobs for low income aspirants in Louisiana ...
Portion of state deficit plugged, income tax hike fails
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Last week, the La. House of Representatives’ Ways & Means Committee rejected Gov. John Bel Edwards’ attempts to plug the $600 million deficit through ...
‘Ban the box’ bill passes in La. Legislature
Despite Louisiana’s reputation as the world’s “prison capital” and a state where there is a dire need for criminal justice reforms, a glimmer of hope shined through last week as ...

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