The decades-long policy of detante between Louisiana’s two party chairmen came to an abrupt end when Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson sent out an email entitled
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — U. S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has been nominated by President Obama as the nation’s next secretary
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The victory of Latoya Cantrell for New Orleans City Council District B shows that African-American candidates can win over popular white candidates in Caucasian-leaning swing seats--when ... Ex-governors run true to form at luncheon get-together
By Tyler Bridges thelensnola.org Gathering recently in Baton Rouge, each of Louisiana’s four former governors fell into a familiar role. Kathleen Blanco was the earnest public servant, describing how she grappled with recovery ... Malcontents move to secede from the U.S.
By Phillip Johnson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special to the NNPA from the District Chronicles) – On November 6, the people of the United States spoke. They want Barack Hussein Obama as their ... December 8 runoff recommendations
In the December 2008 runoffs, after reaching historic highs just a month before for Barack Obama, minority turnout plummeted. So much so that the Second Congressional District, one of ... To vote today: ‘All the Koreans, over here!’
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – The failure of state election officials to ensure a level playing field for all voters was amplified on November 6 when ... Black-white coalitions might mean difference in runoff races
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The December 8, 2012 runoff elections may settle a question that could impact Louisiana politics for the next generation. Can biracial coalitions succeed in electing ... The changing face of Southern voters
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – One of the biggest stories coming out of the 2012 elections was the changing demographics of U.S. voters. The increasing racial diversity ... Jindal’s refusal of insurance exchange draws criticism
By Christopher Tidmore Continuing Writer The re-election victory of President Barack Obama settled the argument as the potential repeal of the Health Care Reform—the Affordable Care Act—known to Republicans by the moniker ...
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