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NOPD to get help from three agencies

The short-staffed New Orleans Police Department will get some much-needed help to deal with the rising tide of homicides and violent crime, thanks to a

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NOPD recruiting efforts take another hit

It can be said that the NOPD’s Recruitment and Applicant Division is its own worst enemy. As the severely undermanned police department continues to struggle

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Census challenges jeopardize efforts towards greater equity in the South
By Allie Yee Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The 2020 Census — a once-a-decade effort by the federal government to count every person in the U.S. — is still three ...
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 after a quadruple shooting rocked their Gentilly ...
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 in Louisiana, where more than one in four ...
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 ...

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