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For many, voting rights remain at risk

By D. Kevin McNeir Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer and New America Media) – When the founding fathers gathered in Philadelphia to form

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GOP vs. Dem turnout will decide if Sen. Landrieu is re-elected

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The question of which group will stay home in greater numbers in the December 6th runoff, Tea Party Caucasian Republicans

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Metro Black vote high, but not ‘game changing’ on Nov. 4
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer By early afternoon on November 4, consultants for some Caucasian Democrats on the ballot in Orleans and the Black-majority areas of Jefferson began to worry.
Running away from Obama is what cost Democrats
By Peniel E. Joseph Contributing Writer (An Analysis from The Root) – The Republican Party’s takeover of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm election is the tip of the rather sizable ...
Cannizzaro makes plea for budget increase from City Council
Orleans Parish Dis­trict Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said last week that he has serious budget concerns for next year. FOX 8 News reported that Cannizzaro says under the current budget, he’ll be ...
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Nakisha Ervin-Knott runs on fairness
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Nakisha Ervin-Knott recollected, “I was born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward and spent a great deal of time with my great-grandmother, Emma London. ...
Longest-serving La. judge seeks another term on criminal court bench
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Frank Marullo has been on the Criminal Court bench so long that he is at the center of a debate over abolishing the judicial retirement age. ...
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Juvenile Court candidate seeks to unseat Yolanda King
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Desiree Cook-Calvin said she ran for Juvenile Court because she wants “to be a part of the solution to the problems our city is facing with youth ...
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney runs for criminal court judge
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer “Judges should be fair to every person who comes before the court and judges must have integrity and avoid the appearance of impropriety,” says Byron C. ...
Family Court judge seeks 2nd term
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Bernadette D’Souza quite literally created the Orleans Parish Family Court. She championed the legislation to create a dedicated domestic seat in Civil District Court, and ...

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