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Racially charged road-rage trial gets underway

A jury was selected and opening statements began last week in the Jefferson Parish trial of Ronald Gasser, 55, charged with second-degree murder in the

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King’s fight for economic justice was largely ignored by Mainstream Media

By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered as a social activist and

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We must never forget the sacrifice and the triumph
By Jesse Jackson Sr. Guest Contributor ( — One hundred forty-five years ago on Jan. 1, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, helping to transform this country from a union of states ...
Federal monitor slams NOPD for poor response to domestic violence calls
While Washington, DC-based consent-decree monitor Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton praised the NOPD for its handling of domestic-violence cases, the federal monitor also criticized the performance of the patrol officers ...
Feds to probe S&WB’s spending of post-Katrina funds
As bad as things have been for the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board this summer with failed turbines and local flooding events leading to a series of firings and ...
Former LSP chief fleeced New Orleans for years, audit report alleges
Former Louisiana State Police Supt. Col. Mike Edmonson, who retired earlier this year amid a scandal involving state troopers who took side trips to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas ...
Independent Police Monitor questions NOPD’s use of Tasers
As the troubled New Orleans Police Department continues to implement a federally mandated consent decree that seeks to raise the law enforcement agency up to federal standards for constitutional policing, ...
A view of the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge from the La. State Capitol.
Blacks at risk from oil and gas pollution, NAACP study says
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana and Texas have especially large numbers of African Americans living near oil and natural-gas operations, endangering the health of nearly 900,000 people in those two states. ...
LaToya Cantrell elected Mayor of New Orleans
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Six Historic firsts in the November 18, 2017 Election 1. The First Female Black Mayor In fact, LaToya Cantrell is the first woman — of any ethnicity — ...
Community rises up to stop NOLa from drowning
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Community activists by the hundreds have stood toe to toe with New Orleans’ city officials and said no to unnecessary flooding caused by the embattled Sewerage & ...

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