FEMA prepares to move forward with catastrophic flood rate hikes

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu has trumpeted the bipartisan, bicameral coalition she has constructed to fight catastrophic flood insurance rate hikes

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Judge orders minority contractor and large construction companies to resolve differences in arbitration

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer A federal judge has denied a request to reopen a case involving a Louisiana-based minority contractor and two of the

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Biodistrict abandons CDC courthouse idea at mayor’s behest
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The Civil District Court judges pursued the ‘Golden Rule’ in their fight for a new courthouse on Duncan Plaza. “He, who has the gold, makes the rule.”
Blacks continue fight to secure voting rights
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When lawmakers ratified the 15th Amendment in 1870, protecting voting rights for Blacks, opponents of the law lashed out, violently at times, employing ...
November 16’s open primaries upset political bosses
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Political observers are wondering if Louisiana’s governor became duck meat on Saturday, November 16, 2013, thanks to an outsider sentiment, a long-bearded reality-TV star, and the open ...
Congressman’s cocaine bust illuminates race and gender sentencing disparities
By Brentin Mock Contributing Writer (Special from Colorlines) – Last week, freshman Florida Congressman Trey Radel pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and was sentenced to one year of probation after buying ...
Everything that’s happened since SCOTUS ruled on Voting Rights Act
By Kara Brandeisky and Mike Tiga ProPublica Last year, we wrote extensively about photo ID laws and the Supreme Court’s decision to strike a key section of the Voting Rights Act of ...
Judges, looking to get new courthouse, so far have nowhere to go
By Tyler Bridges The Lens Some 30 developers, architects and contractors turned out Thursday to hear judges from the Orleans Parish Civil District Court outline their plans for a new $105 million ...
Anemic voter turnout saw Blacks out number whites at N.O. polls
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The irony of the Magistrate’s court race comes from the fact that the primary results almost exactly reflect the demographic breakdown of Orleans Parish post-Katrina.
Pres. Obama taps Jeh Johnson to lead Homeland Security
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – President Obama has selected former top Pentagon lawyer and longtime Democratic Party fundraiser Jeh Johnson to head the Depart­ment of Homeland ...

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