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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

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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

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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 & ...
Recommendations for November 18 Runoff Election
The next Mayor of New Orleans will arguably set the course of the Crescent City for the next two generations. As we exit the era of post-Katrina recovery, we enter ...
City approves NOPD pay raise but must secure funds to pay for it
The New Orleans City Council late last month approved an ambitious new pay raise plan which will also see a partial restructuring of the NOPD. But while police are praising ...
Civil rights groups sue HUD alleging housing segregation
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Several civil rights organizations sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Oct. 23, challenging the federal government’s decision to suspend a rule that would ...
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Report: Blacks concerned about police brutality are thought to be potential terrorists
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) – The Trump administration, FBI and police unions have labeled Black men and women who are concerned, angry and distressed ...
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Officer slain in N.O. East wanted to make a difference
The New Orleans Police Department lost one of its own during an early-morning shooting Friday, October 13, that claimed of life of three-year veteran Marcus McNeil, a 29-year-old husband and ...
Endorsements for the October 14 Election
The next Mayor of New Orleans will arguably set the course of the Crescent City for the next two generations. As we exit the era of post-Katrina recovery, we enter ...

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