Violence in city rages on as NOPD grapples with manpower shortage

Nine people are recovering from gunshot wounds in New Orleans over the third weekend of July, FOX 8 News reported last week. The violent spree

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The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday sued Entergy Corp, accusing the utility and power supply company of refusing to provide documentation of its adherence

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Ex-mayor Ray Nagin files appeal notice
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin filed a formal notice of appeal Tuesday in the corruption case that resulted in a guilty verdict on 20 of 21 criminal counts and ...
Drop in Black homeownership rate double that of white homeowners
By Charlene Crowell NNPA Writer Each year the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University assesses the nation’s housing outlook. The recently-released The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2014 ...
CRL applauds Justice Dept.’s settlement with Citigroup
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — The Center for Responsible Lending praised the U.S. Justice Department’s $7 billion settlement with Citigroup Inc., which ...
Labor group withdraws UNCF support over Koch brothers’ gift
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is a follow up article to the story first reported in The Louisiana Weekly’s July 7 – 13, 2014 issue. WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Lee ...
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 ...
Marches and protests predated 1964 March on Washington
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although many are nostalgically reflecting on 50 years ago when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law, there was no ...
NAACP intends to turn out the vote in November
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – With a “pivotal election” coming up November 4, the NAACP kicked off its 105th Annual Convention last week focusing primarily on maximum Black voter ...
Sen. Landrieu steps up and steps in fight to lower student loan interest rates
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With cuts to higher education in Louisiana at a record high, are public universities still public? That’s a question Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) recently put forth as ...

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