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I Can’t Breathe

The haunting cry, “I CAN’T BREATHE” has echoed around the world and its impact grows daily. Eric Garner’s dying words have become an eloquent expression

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Solar policies come at the expense of communities least able to afford them

In the drive to develop certain sectors in our nation’s economy, we have all too often seen policies born of good intentions produce damaging consequences,

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A city of resiliency
Recently I had the great pleasure of visiting New Orleans to promote breast-cancer research, and the new book Just Peachey: Bearing Fruit. Of all the things I’ve heard about the ...
Violence against women
Just before I participated in a panel discussion on how to end sexual assault on Louisiana’s campuses yesterday, the New Orleans Inspector General released a report on the NOPD’s mishandling ...
NOPD officers’ rights violated
The New Orleans Advocate’s Saturday, October 4, 2014 article, “NOPD given two weeks to find new jobs for high-ranking cops or lay them off,” sums up why Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s ...
An Open Letter to Archbishop Aymond
His Eminence: Thank you for your October 31, 2013 response to my October 24, 2013 e-mail responding to your request for us (as Catholics) to “Stand Up to Racism” wherever we ...
Jindal’s raid on our trust funds
As the election for the next President approaches, I feel it is my responsibility as a former Louisiana State Senator to enlighten you about a possible future candidate. Louisiana Governor ...
Jindal’s raid on our trust funds
As the election for the next President approaches, I feel it is my responsibility as a former Louisiana State Senator to enlighten you about a possible future candidate. Louisiana Governor ...
New Orleans’ violation of human rights
The Mayor’s mass eviction campaign reached new heights of heartlessness and irony. After the homeless encampment at Camp and Calliope yesterday held a press conference to speak out for their ...
Social Security
As we all acknowledge the 79th Anniversary of “Social Security,” I must say I find the term misleading. The annual Social Security Trustees report recently came out, and it said ...

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