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She has Black support, but can she keep it?

By Nigel Roberts Contributing Writer (Special from The Root and New America Media) – Black people turned out in droves to usher in the Obama

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Judge reduces sentence of cop who burned Henry Glover’s remains

More than a decade after a NOPD officer shot an unarmed Henry Glover as he stood in the parking lot of a Westbank strip mall

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Most local crime tied to drugs, officials say
During the same week that a Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy was shot by a suspect during a Multi-Agency Task Force operation in the Ninth Ward’s Holy Cross neighborhood, law enforcement ...
Heroin use adds to city’s growing crime problem
For two decades, the playground in the Holy Cross section of the Ninth Ward has been a gathering place for families seeking outdoor fun and recreation. But while the park, ...
Death threats cause contractor to walk away from statue removal project
A city attorney told a federal judge Thursday that death threats have prompted a contractor hired by the City of New Orleans to remove three monuments honoring Confederate leaders and ...
Voters to decide on more cops, NOFD pension
On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved a property tax referendum to increase budgets for the NOPD and the city’s fire department. The proposed tax hike would generate an ...
Some wary of City Hall’s motives on Confederate statues issue
With 10 days to go before U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier hears a legal challenge to the City of New Orleans’ efforts to remove the Liberty Monument and statues of ...
Hearing on Confederate statues set for Jan. 14
A hearing on the future of four Confederate-era statues in New Orleans in federal court has been set for January 14, just days before the Martin Luther King Jr. National ...
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, surrounded by six of the seven N.O. councilmembers, signs ordinance calling for the relocation of four Confederate monuments from prominent locations in New Orleans on Thursday, December 17.  Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office of New Orleans
Mayor, councilmember clash over removal of monuments
After several hours of heated debate, the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to declare four Confederate-era monuments a nuisance, paving the way for their removal from prominent locations ...
Levee board lawsuit against oil and gas alive and well, though moving slowly
By Bob Marshall The Lens During a recent meeting of the regional flood authority, commissioner Paul Tilly asked for an update on the panel’s lawsuit filed in July 2013 against oil ...

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