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Whose movement is it anyway?

Activism creates economic, political or social change. It comes in all forms, from litigating and lobbying to strikes and sit-ins. Fifty years ago, during the

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Beyond the Badge

At a time when so much negative attention is focused on a few depraved members of law enforcement, it is important for us to remember

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Make a difference in the Louisiana state budget
It is imperative that the legislature finds a solution to the damages Jindal left behind. Legislators have been working non-stop in session after session. We have been bombarded with phone calls, ...
President’s proposal to expand Social Security
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Our fathers — Point men on patrol
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Back-door tactics are being used to take power away from the people of New Orleans
It seems like there are forces lining up to use back-door tactics to take power away from the people of New Orleans; the people who have already chosen their representatives ...
On a mission to restore Dillard’s nursing program
Recently, Dillard University announced we were suspending new admissions to our baccalaureate and LPN-BSN nursing programs for the 2017-18 academic year in order to conduct a thorough evaluation that would ...
Smoke-free New Orleans
Workers, patrons and tourists across New Orleans have been breathing more easily for a year, thanks to the city’s smoke-free ordinance that covers all workplaces, including restaurants, bars, and casinos. ...
A Mother’s Day wish
In January of this year my mother, Pearl Mims, passed away. I am still trying to comprehend the magnitude of the loss to my family. She was my strength, my ...
Voting is key to education reform
Education – the answer to many of the problems ailing our country — is getting the least amount of attention from the candidates on the presidential campaign trail.

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