The reasons why Mary Landrieu is departing the world of politics

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Almost immediately when Mary Landrieu concluded her concession speech with the words, “You haven’t heard the last from me,” an

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Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae chapter hosts a royal reunion

By Dr. Adrell Lawrence Pinkney Contributing Writer In 1964, the members of New Orleans Alumnae (NOA), reflecting on the disparity in the lives of young

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NOPD makes some progress, according to IG report
The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Wednesday released a report titled “Performance Audit of the New Orleans Police Department Central Evidence & Property Section (CE&P).” OIG auditors ...
Protests against police violence still rage despite promise of change
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Out­rage continued across the country last week over the epidemic of police violence, profiling and harassment of Black people. The consistent protests were ...
Landrieu, Civil Service win ruling that aimed to stop personnel overhaul
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Ethel Julien on Wednesday stymied an effort by three of the city’s largest employee associations seeking to block key provisions of ...
U.S. demand for Ebola ‘moon suits’ creates shortages in Africa
( – Aid agencies that use the iconic ‘moon suits’ – the odd-looking full-body outfits used in battling Ebola – are running dangerously low as the protective garb is being ...
NOPD looks to improve use of body cameras in wake of high-profile cases
Feds seek new judge for Danziger case In the aftermath of a series of officer-involved killings in cities like Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, Ohio and New York, President Barack Obama unveiled ...
Council approves a 5% pay raise for NOPD
Despite a recommendation by the city’s Civil Service Commission that the NOPD get a 10 percent pay raise — the first installment of a 20 percent pay raise spread out ...
Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings during a news conference following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 22
Not Making the Grade: Why big-time college sports continue failing Black male student athletes
By Starla Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) – A recent lawsuit filed by Michael McAdoo, a former football player at the University of North Carolina ...
Sen. Landrieu fights for a fourth term on December 6
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer President Obama’s Executive Order to defer action, and effectively legalize the status of millions of illegal immigrants, brought a swift and opposing res­ponse from incumbent Democratic Senator ...

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