Lawsuit over death of Victor White III delayed amid racism allegations

A federal trial involving a Black man who was fatally shot while handcuffed and sitting in the back of a police car nearly four years

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Reckoning with Confederate monuments in 2018

By Paul Blest Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Back in August, two days after Heather Heyer was killed in a white supremacist terror

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Black Lives Matter activist from South Carolina slain in N.O.
New Orleans police released new information on the moments that led up to the Tuesday morning shooting death of a Black Lives Matter advocate from Charleston, SC who was killed ...
Black jobless rate is back up in less than a week
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Less than a week after President Donald Trump used his Bully Pulpit–The State of the Union Address–to tell the nation that ...
Congregants of merge churches, who came together after Katrina, in dispute over property rights
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Amid Black History Month celebrations, a tale of two churches has emerged in New Orleans reminiscent of the same injustices African Americans have fought against for centuries ...
Retired B.R. judge to oversee Cantrell credit-card probe
Freddie Pitcher Jr. a retired Baton Rouge judge and former Southern University Law Center chancellor, has been tapped by the Louisiana Supreme Court to oversee the politically charged case involving ...
Proposed budget cuts to Office of Juvenile Justice blasted
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Louisiana State Senator J.P. Morrell published a blistering op-ed on February 1 criticizing proposed budget cuts to the state’s Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ).
Sentencing of Ronald Gasser set for March 15
After an eight-day trial and more than seven hours of deliberation, a Jefferson Parish jury on Jan. 26 convicted 56-year-old Ronald Gasser of manslaughter in the Dec. 1, 2016 killing ...
Gov. Edwards and Louisiana’s GOP deficit deal looming
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A seeming agreement seems to be coming together in the legislature to fix the $1.1 billion “fiscal cliff,” strangely enough due to Trump tax cuts and a ...
XULA ranked No. 1 among southern schools
Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) is still first among the nation’s colleges and universities in the number of African- American graduates who go on to complete medical school, according to ...

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