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City begins taking down monuments

With several legislators still waiting for a chance to block the removal of four Confederate-era monuments in New Orleans, the lieutenant governor hoping that President

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Endorsements for the Saturday, April 29, 2017 Election

It is Spring, and distractions abound. Yet, voting next Saturday is a critical responsibility, with a key Judgeship on the ballot in Orleans, and important

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Dept. of Education pick to head its Civil Rights office once said she faced discrimination for being white
By Annie Waldman ProPublica The new acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights once complained that she experienced discrimination because she is white.
Noted civil rights attorney, Lolis E. Elie, dies
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Local and national Civil Rights attorney and hero Lolis Elie passed away on Tuesday afternoon, April 4, at his home in Treme. He was 87.
NOPD zeroing in on illegal guns
Between two multiple shootings, one in the 7th Ward last month and one in eastern New Orleans on March 18, the NOPD is urging residents to get involved in efforts ...
Family, community demand justice for NOPD shooting victim
Two months after a New Orleans man was fatally shot by the NOPD as police searched for an armed robbery suspect, the family, friends and supporters of the slain man ...
Endorsements for the Saturday, March 25, 2017 special election
Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Division C: Paula Brown This may constitute one of the hardest electoral decisions Orleans Parish voters have had to confront in years. Two evenly matched ...
Judges OK removal of Confederate-era statues
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer City government aims to have statues down by May 19 On Monday, March 6, a three-judge panel from the U,S, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that ...
La. has a critical shortage of public defenders
With Louisiana already bearing the dubious title of “prison capital of the world” and New Orleans being so closely associated with mass incarceration and unconstitutional jailing and policing, the last ...
NOPD makes adjustments to hiring practices
Just weeks after the NOPD federal consent decree monitor reported major problems in the police department’s hiring practices, including allowing questionable applicants to move forward in the hiring process, ...

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