How the South’s hate crime laws fail transgender victims

By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Last year was a deadly one for transgender people in the U.S., with at least

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FBI asked to investigate hanging death of a Muslim man

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The Council On American-Islamic Relations in Seattle has asked the FBI to investigate the

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Youth organizations lobby against Life without Parole
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Last year, the passage of a bill raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction in Louisiana from 16 to 17 years old marked a victory for advocates ...
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite resigns
By David T. Baker Associate Editor Kenneth A. Polite, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, submitted his resignation last Friday to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, ...
Dr. Ben Carson sworn-in as Trump’s only Black Cabinet pick
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet — from Treasury ...
Andrew Young talks about King’s legacy, Trump’s White House
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month.
How the Trump Administration may be skirting its own ethics rules
By Justin Elliott ProPublica The Trump administration appears to be either ignoring or exempting top staffers from its own watered-down ethics rules.
Dred Scott, oil on canvas by Louis Schultze, 1888.
The descendants of Dred Scott and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said ...
Judges OK removal of Confederate-era statues
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer City government aims to have statues down by May 19 On Monday, March 6, a three-judge panel from the U,S, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that ...
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Homegrown terrorist numbers rise after Trump takes office
With President Donald Trump and his entire administration focused squarely on preventing anti-U.S. terrorist attacks by banning Muslim immigrants and visitors from seven Middle Eastern countries, the number of white ...

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