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This photo, taken at the Hotel Americana during a press conference  to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 1964 Supreme Court decision, includes Harry Briggs, Jr. (Briggs v. Elliot), Linda Brown Smith (Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka), Spottswood Bolling, Jr. (Bolling v. Sharpe), and Ethel Louise Belton Brown (Gebhart v. Belton [Bulah]), four of the five plaintiffs in the landmark schools desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education. Dorothy E. Davis of Dorothy E. Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia, is not pictured. | Photo from the Library of Congress

New federal report finds increasing segregation in U.S. public schools

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — A new analysis by the Government Accounting

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Yet, another battle: Substandard rental conditions

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In the New Orleans East house where resident Trina Lackey lived with her son, water crept through the walls and

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Mayor, sheriff sparring over OPP, again
After criticizing Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman in the past for his management of the newly constructed Orleans Parish Prison and asking the federal government to seize control of the ...
Report: Lack of jobs = high crime
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Ex-convicts have a difficult time getting jobs once they are released from jail or prison because of their involvement in the ...
Study urges review of state’s death penalty system
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A new study published by the Southern University Law Center revealed serious flaws with the Louisiana death penalty system, with reversals four times more likely than an ...
Sentences drastically reduced for ex-cops found guilty in Katrina bridge shootings
Nearly 11 years after they gunned down unarmed civilians on a bridge in eastern New Orleans less than a week after Hurricane Katrina, five former cops awaiting new trials in ...
State budget crunch: Gov. Edwards cuts four hospitals
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In his testimony Tuesday, April 12, 2016 before the State House Appropriations Committee, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne said that he and his staff met with the ...
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 throughout Black America with an admission that ...
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 for police and firemen. ...
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 ...

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