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Pres. Obama dedicates new Black History Museum on the National Mall

By D. Kevin McNeir Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from The Washington Informer) — The idea of erecting a museum that

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Report says African Americans have been ‘locked out’ of home ownership

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer The homeownership rate for African Americans is now lower than the national homeownership rate was during the 1930s, as the

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Once again, the Black vote could determine presidency
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — According to John Bullock and David Bositis, two leading Black political scientists in ...
African American homeowners struggle to rebuild after flood
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Many rural and urban African American homeowners who were flooded in south-central Louisiana last month face a host of worries, especially if they’re low-income or seniors.
An adult Aedes aegypti mosquito having a blood meal
Louisiana’s West Nile, Zika concerns grow
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Residents of flooded areas in south-central Louisiana are at risk for mosquito-borne West Nile disease, health officials warned last month. Orleans Parish remains vigilant about West Nile ...
President Barack Obama walks with a family to our their flood-damaged home in the Castle Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 23, 2016.
Feds and the state offer relief for flooded homes
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer More than 100,000 homes were damaged or destroyed after an inland tropical depression entered Louisiana on August 12 from the east. The state is relying on ...
Cots are set up at the Baton Rouge River Center on Aug. 15
Flood victims in shelters ease as water recedes
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer South Louisiana residents escaping floods by staying in shelters fell from a peak of over 11,000 early last week as water receded in spots. Meanwhile, the region’s ...
At left is the booking photo of Jerman Neveaux, 19, taken Friday June 24. At right is an undated photo of Neveaux that was later released by JPSO.
Teen accused of killing Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy denied bond
The 19-year-old man accused of killing a Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy can be held without bond after “strong evidence” linked him to the crime, a judge ruled Monday, Aug. 8.
Former Death Row inmate seeks probe of Orleans Parish D.A.’s Office
Petition describes a ‘culture of hiding evidence and cheating’ Former Death Row inmate John Thompson, a wrongfully convicted man who spent 14 years on Death Row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary ...
Rooftop solar installations at River Garden Apartments in New Orleans
Louisiana phases out expensive tax credits on solar systems
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You may be a homeowner stuck with roof-top panels that were purchased before you knew that Louisiana had capped tax credits on solar systems. Credit claims ...

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