Humane treatment and services sorely lacking in Louisiana prisons and jails

With one in 75 adults in prison or jail and the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola earning the distinction of being the nation’s largest maximum-security

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New Orleans homeownership earns a ‘B,’ housing report card shows

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Through help from its public agencies, the organization HousingNOLA is halfway to its goal of adding 3,000 affordable housing units

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NUL, others ‘strongly urge’ 2020 Census to count prisoners in their home communities
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — America’s state and federal prisons house at least 1.6 million mostly Black and Latino inmates who come from families and communities in cities ...
Judge dismisses lawsuit over Andrew Jackson monument
As the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals continues to mull over a lawsuit seeking to remove three New Orleans monuments honoring Confederate leaders, another federal judge last week dismissed ...
Support for minority-owned businesses launches
By Blair Lyons Contributing Writer In an effort to boost the state economy, the Louisiana Economic Development agency began working to provide more resources for small business growth, particularly for women- and ...
18 examples of racism in Criminal Legal System
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Racism may well be the biggest crime in the criminal legal system. If present trends continue, one of every four African-American males born this decade can expect ...
Former Trump ‘apprentice’ warns of candidate’s ‘ultimate revenge’
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — In an election that already resembles a classic pulp comic book, former “Apprentice” villainess ...
Pres. Obama dedicates new Black History Museum on the National Mall
By D. Kevin McNeir Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from The Washington Informer) — The idea of erecting a museum that would highlight the contributions of African Americans ...
Louisiana’s floods attract more GoFundMe money than any disaster
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You may have heard flooded, south-central Louisiana residents say their plight would get more attention if the storm that struck them in mid-August had been named. That ...
Blacks and salt
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — The average American consumes nearly 3,400 mg of sodium per day; the recommendation for the American Heart Association is 1,500 mg per day. When there’s ...

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