KKK raising money for cop who killed Michael Brown

(Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — The South­ern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, reported that the Missouri Chapter of the Klu

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Judge rejects Mayor’s attempt reduce N.O. judgeships

A Baton Rouge judge rejected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s bid to eliminate the juvenile judge seat held by indicted Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge

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Facts about the flow of military gear and tactics to local law enforcement
By Hanqing Chen ProPublica Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot ...
Blacks lead social justice charge on social media
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that began on ...
Black leaders call for review of police misconduct against Blacks
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Calling it a “Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse” civil rights leaders last week released a statement in the ...
N.O. holds rally protesting police brutality
New Orleans protesters march into 8th District police station By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Lafayette Square Park was tightly roped off when a couple hundred protestors gathered there last Thursday night to ...
Police shootings of unarmed Black men a national problem
The recent shootings of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford and Eric Garner underscore the danger Black men and boys face when they cross paths with law enforcement officers.
Black women-owned businesses are up by 258 percent
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth and economic impact. Even so, women ...
Coal train resolution is too tepid for some residents
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer On Wednesday evening, the Gretna City Council approved a resolution calling for coal trains, which could supply a proposed RAM export terminal in Plaquemines Parish, to be ...
Statewide program offers assistance to La. crime victims
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Board (LCVRB) has distributed more than $12 million to Louisiana victims of crimes since 1983. Program administrators and advocates say the funds ...

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