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Sen. Landrieu deserves our vote

The Louisiana Weekly’s Editorial Board, whose members range across the ideological spectrum, agree on two truths. Mary Landrieu may vote more “middle of the road”

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Deadly Force, In Black and White

By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara ProPublica A ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young Black males. Young

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Anonymous NOPD survey reveals a department in turmoil
An anonymous survey that was recently taken by 450 members of the embattled New Orleans Police Department — nearly half of the undermanned department’s personnel — offers a rare glimpse ...
Wages up for Black men, down for Black women
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black-white income gap narrowed in 2013 with Black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult ...
Policing the Police: Numbers of ‘suspect’ killings spur cries for police reforms
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and ...
The Louisiana Weekly turns 89 with this edition
This week The Louisiana Weekly, one of the longest-running and most widely read publications owned and operated by people of color in the Deep South, celebrates its 89th year of ...
Is justice near for N.O. teachers wrongly fired after Katrina?
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, the Orleans Parish School Board and the Louisiana ...
Federal monitor report critical of NOPD’s‘use of force’ documentation
The latest report on implementation of the NOPD consent decree issued by the federal monitor said that the police department needs to do a better job getting video of events ...
Audit reveals that NOPD misclassified robberies
More than a year after the arduous process of implementing a 492-point NOPD consent decree began, it continues to become increasingly clear how challenging it will be for the embattled ...
Judge rejects Mayor’s attempt reduce N.O. judgeships
A Baton Rouge judge rejected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s bid to eliminate the juvenile judge seat held by indicted Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King by allowing the ...

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