State Senator leads clarion call over the Mis-Education of N.O. children

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Shedrick Roy stood at the microphone, his voice steadily rising and his forehead beading with sweat as he addressed the

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ESSA demands full transparency on K-12 educational funding

By Lauren Poteat Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Public school systems throughout the nation will now be required to be a lot more transparent when

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Mayor-elect Cantrell, state AG reach accord
After more than five months of legal squabbling over a subpoena filed by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office to gain access to New Orleans Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell’s financial records, the ...
Temporary pumping stations at outfall canals to be replaced, ending years of rust-related repairs
By Della Hasselle The Lens Next month, the agency that oversees the hurricane protection system around metro New Orleans is expected to take over new pumping stations at the mouths of the ...
Three groups apply to run McDonogh 35 Senior High School
By Marta Jewson The Lens Three groups have expressed interest in the Orleans Parish school district’s two-pronged plan to phase out McDonogh 35 Senior High School as it opens up a new ...
Early spike in murders raises concerns in New Orleans
Over the first three months of 2018 there have beeb more than 50 homicides reported thus far in New Orleans, raising cause for concern among law enforcement officials and crime ...
Section of Press Street to be renamed Homer Plessy Way
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On April 5, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to rename a portion of Press Street to Homer Plessy Way, in honor of the civil ...
Trump Administration’s census move is borrowed from racial gerrymandering playbook
By Billy Corriher Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The Trump administration announced last month that the 2020 census would — for the first time in over 50 years — ask ...
Donna Brazile predicts defeat for Republican Congress in November.
Mid-term election looms large at Stateswomen for Justice luncheon
By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer ( — Seven months before the 2018 midterm elections, Donna Brazile told a luncheon crowd of several hundred people that she’s on a mission to galvanize ...
Winnie Mandela has died
(NorthStarNews Today) – Winifred Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died Monday, Al Jazeera and several other news outlets are reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa, near where she lived. Winifred ...

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