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Civil rights community, DOJ clash over race-based college admissions

The civil rights community is on high alert and wasted no time in firing warning shots at the Trump administration after a report by The

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Orleans, Jefferson D.A.s face ethics complaints for prosecutors’ use of fake subpoenas

By Charles Maldonado The Lens The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed ethics complaints against two New Orleans-area district attorney’s offices for using fake subpoenas

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Federal oversight of police reform: Functional or futile?
By Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call and New America Media) – Controversial police officer-involved-shootings and other abuses across the country has spurred activists, grieving families and concerned citizens ...
Black police executives reject Trump encouragement to rough up suspects
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The Nation’s premier association of Black police executives — convening in Atlanta last week — has responded to rogue statements made by President ...
The school's auditorium, for years the only large venue open to African-Americans, will be restored.
What’s left of Booker T. Washington High School has been taken off National Register of Historic Places
By Marta Jewson The Lens Booker T. Washington High School, the first high school built for Black students in New Orleans, was added to the The National Register of Historic Places in ...
Baltimore Police Officer Richard Pinheiro is accused of allegedly planting drugs at a crime scene
Rogue cop U.S.A.
By Rhodesia Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call and New America Media) — In New Orleans, scandal has once again reared its ugly head in a city that has ...
"Us, We...Together." A print work by Delita Martin | Image courtesy of Stella Jones Gallery
Whitney’s White Linen Night: A showcasing of artists of color
[caption id="attachment_26086" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Us, We...Together." A print work by Delita Martin | Image courtesy of Stella Jones Gallery[/caption] By David T. Baker The Louisiana Weekly New Orleans, LA – It’s hot. It’s ...
Louisiana DAs offer motorists a deal: Write us a check and we’ll dismiss your speeding ticket
By Samantha Sunne The Lens Jay Dixon was heading home from Baton Rouge to Lafayette one day when he got pulled over for speeding. As the deputy handed him the ...
City Council mulls ordinance to help young offenders
With the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana commonly referred to as the “mass incarceration capital” and the “prison capital” respectively, a number of efforts on the ...
From beating Lee to becoming Sheriff, Newell Normand retires
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The Sheriff of Jefferson Parish is the closest thing to an elected medieval king that exists in the United States. He not only is the tax collector ...

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