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Controversial school property tax proposal on December ballot

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The disagreement over proposed new legislation renewing and repurposing property tax dollars into a fund for school facility maintenance

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces his resignation

Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and pushed to make the criminal justice system more

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McConnell details GOP strategy to derail Obama’s last two years
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper) – If Republicans have their way, the last years of Barack Obama’s presidency will be a doozy.
Black voters in the South face new threats
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), Blacks, ...
About Town…
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Jeff President Young Runs for Lt. Gov.… When John Young kicked off his campaign for Lt. Governor last Tuesday, the Jefferson Parish President pledged that ...
About Town…
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Hollis Out…Baton Rouge Re­pub­lican Congressman Dr. Bill Cassidy got fantastic news a week ago. One of his GOP challengers, State Rep. Paul Hollis, had decided to drop ...
Lawyer for levee authority says battle over coastal loss is just beginning
By Bob Marshall The Lens When Gov. Piyush Jindal signed a controversial bill retroactively banning the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East from filing lawsuits without his permission, many people thought that would ...
NAACP intends to turn out the vote in November
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) – With a “pivotal election” coming up November 4, the NAACP kicked off its 105th Annual Convention last week focusing primarily on maximum Black voter ...
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Kern Reese elected Chief Judge of Orleans Parish Civil Court
The Honorable Kern A. Reese is now Chief Judge of Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Reese was elected by his peers to lead the court for the next two years. ...
Democrats and Republicans are more polarized than ever before, but most Americans fall somewhere in the varied center between the two extremes.  Infographic by Pew Research Center
U.S. political views not rigidly defined
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of political ideologies, according ...

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