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Two groups announce plan to boost spending among Blacks

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers

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Former N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin gets 10 years

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, the Cox Cable executive and businessman handpicked by the business community in New Orleans to succeed term-limited New

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(L-R) Dexter Scott King, Bernice King and Lonnie Bunch III accept the Congressional Gold Medal from Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (DCalif.). Martin Luther King III not pictured.  Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA
Martin and Coretta King awarded Congressional Gold Medal
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – During a recent ceremony on Capitol Hill, lawmakers from the United States Senate and House of Representatives celebrated the anniversary of the Civil Rights ...
Eyesores remain on New Orleans’ list of fixed-up properties
By Charles Maldonado The Lens No one would claim that the 9400 block of Colapissa Street in Hollygrove has fully recovered from Hurricane Katrina and the flood caused by the collapse of ...
Murders down, but rape, robbery and theft on the rise in N.O.
You’re more likely to be raped, robbed or become a theft victim than to become a murder victim in New Orleans, according to crime statistics released last week by the ...
Black children have highest abuse rates
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent • By 4 years old, Black children had a 1 in 10 chance of being maltreated. • By 10 years old, the risk was 4 ...
Another report is critical of NOPD’s response time
Coming on the heels of two reports that questioned the NOPD’s use of its available manpower and said the embattled department has “a long way to go” to fulfill the ...
Even small surges will flood sections of I-10 east and west
By Bob Marshall The Lens When it comes to hurricane evacuation, city and state emergency managers have always stressed there is no room for the “better late than never” mentality. Those ...
DOJ releases report on online misconduct
A Justice Department report into the once-anonymous online postings of two former federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana makes clear they engaged ...
N.O.P.D. routinely misclassified rape cases
The New Orleans inspector general recently filed a report that says the New Orleans Police Department has an “institutional problem” classifying rapes, contributing to sexual assault statistics that are ...

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