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America’s drug wars and its Black victims

By Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call and New America Media) – A “tell us something we don’t know” sentiment is circulating

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City seeks more taxes on April 9

MILLAGE PROPOSITION FOR FIRE AND POLICE: Vote NO This Saturday’s election will ask Orleans Parish voters to approve a $26.6 million annual property tax hike

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Another JPSO deputy-involved shooting in N.O. under investigation
In the midst of a DOJ and NOPD Public Integrity Bureau investigation of a Feb. 8 fatal shooting that involved two Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, the NOPD said last ...
NOPD, JPSO at odds as DOJ probes Feb. 8 shooting
An officer-involved shooting that began as a car chase on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish and ended on the East Bank of Orleans Parish has led to a war ...
New Orleans crime dips in 2015, but murders, rapes and armed robberies rise
NOPD officials said recently that crime dropped six percent in 2015, but it has been difficult to enjoy that dip with homicides, rapes and armed robberies all rising last year.
La. ranks in Top 10 for Black homicides
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Once referred to as “the murder capital of America,” a newly published report shows that Louisiana ranks in the Top 10 for the number of Black homicide ...
Was the deadly shooting of Eric Harris by JPSO deputies justified?
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer One minute Eric Harris, 22, was shopping at the Oakwood Mall on Lundi Gras and shortly after was shot dead by Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office (JPSO) Deputies ...
New proposal aims to help NOPD to get a handle on gun violence
If New Orleans City Councilman James Gray has his way, an ordinance he plans to introduce in March will help police to get a handle on gun violence in the ...
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 era. Can Hillary Clinton ignite a similar ...
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 just days after Hurricane Katrina ...

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