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Louisiana has one of the highest rates of child gun deaths

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In March, 10-year-old Justin Simms and 6-year-old Jumyrin Smith were discovered dead alongside their mother Monique Smith in New Orleans

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Poverty is a barrier to success, says report

2017 Kids Count report states one in four La. kids are growing up poor

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer For children everywhere in the United States, poverty can create formidable obstacles to success. But that statement is especially true

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Trump Administration quietly rolling back Civil Rights efforts
By Jessica Huseman and Annie Waldman ProPublica For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access for the ...
Study finds racial bias is endemic in military justice system
Black servicemen significantly more likely to be prosecuted and disciplined in all branches Protect Our Defenders (POD) released a report last Wednesday that finds significant racial disparity in the military justice ...
Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook, former Dillard University president, dies
By James Sebastien Contributing Writer On the 29th of May, 2017, the world lost a titan in education, when Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook died at the age of 88. Dr. Cook was ...
Trump’s embrace of voucher programs will accelerate school resegregation
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — “Segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprives children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities, ...
City meets deadline for removing four Confederate-era monuments
Just hours after a heated argument led to a violent attack on someone calling for the removal of the city’s Confederate-era monuments, the City of New Orleans took down the ...
Jeff Davis statue comes down as judge rejects effort to save Beauregard monument
After weeks of skirmishes, spirited debates and angry exchanges between protesters and Mid-City residents, patrons and motorists, the Jefferson Davis monument on Jefferson Davis Parkway was taken down overnight on ...
Racial tensions rise over Confederate monuments
More than a week after the City of New Orleans took down the Battle of Liberty Place monument in the middle of the night, racial tensions continue to rise as ...
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 Donald Trump could keep the ...

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