Voting rights threatened as Voting Rights Act turns 50

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, civil rights

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N.O. murder and rape rise sharply, but overall crime down in 2015

Sen. Vitter says high-profile murder could cripple tourism industry Murders and rapes rose sharply over the first six months of 2015, but overall crime fell

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Where cotton was king, racism is still king
By Susan Hagen Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today and University of Rochester News Service) – White Southerners who live today in former slavery strongholds, a region known as the Cotton ...
U. S. Presidents barely know Africa, reporter finds
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) — Somebody had to do it. With President Obama reported to be breaking a record in visits to African ...
Supreme Court decisions reinforce and expand civil rights
By Marjorie R. Esman Contributing Columnist With two recent Supreme Court rulings, the Court is showing that it will continue to ensure the protection of civil rights and civil liberties at least ...
Even small, non-threatening imperfections like this hairline crack in the surface cement of the Orleans Outfall Canal floodwall are noted in the regular inspection reports now mandatory in Louisiana.
Post-Katrina reforms make levee, floodwall inspections a daily job
By Bob Marshall The Lens The heat reflecting off the concrete floodwall along Orleans Canal one July morning made the heat index of 109 seem like a joke, but a three-man team ...
Marriage and politics are strange bedfellows? Maybe not
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer John Young and Billy Nungesser breathed a sign of relief last week, though perhaps not as a loudly as Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle, as rumors surface ...
Fiery debates ensue over removal of Confederate statues
After giving dozens of residents an opportunity to weigh in on the controversial issue of whether the City of New Orleans should remove Confederate statues from public spaces, ...
NOPD renews effort to fight violent crime
A day after authorities apprehended a man who fired an AK-47 assaut rifle at a busy downtown intersection, the NOPD’s top brass was joined by representatives from a number ...
White Americans want harsh laws to fight‘ Black crime’
By Dan Stober Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today and Stanford University News Service) – In America, white people are more likely to support harsher laws if they think prison populations ...

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