Seven Louisianians’ sentences are commuted

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Last week, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 214 men and women, including seven Louisiana residents, convicted of non-violent

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New Orleans receives $800K to combat chronic homelessness

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer The City of New Orleans has in the last several years touted great success in decreasing its homeless population.

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Support growing for stricter gun control, poll finds
A new poll has found that support for stricter gun laws continues to grow across the U.S., but respondents also were less than hopeful about those changes happening anytime soon, ...
Former Death Row inmate seeks probe of Orleans Parish D.A.’s Office
Petition describes a ‘culture of hiding evidence and cheating’ Former Death Row inmate John Thompson, a wrongfully convicted man who spent 14 years on Death Row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary ...
The stresses of release and reentry
By Carolyn Guniss Contributing Writer (Special from Miami Times/New America Media) – The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison. But what has been done about ...
Louisiana will ask feds to forgive debt for new levees
By Bob Marshall The Lens Louisiana soon will be asking the rest of the nation for some love. About $3.5 billion worth. That’s what Louisiana will owe the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over ...
Program to end ‘Black-on-Black and Blue-on-Black crime’ announced
By George E. Curry Contributing Writer (Special from — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the venerated civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is launching a ...
Thousands expected at PNBC confab
The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC) will celebrate its Emerald Anniversary in New Orleans this year. The celebration will take place as part of its 55th Annual Session being ...
Housing advocates push for affordability study
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A new proposal to investigate how future real estate developments would impact the city’s level of affordable housing is dividing stakeholders, with members of the private building ...
Black women at the helm of the 2016 Democratic Convention
When Florida representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down as chair of the Democratic National Committee on the eve of the Democratic convention, in the wake of a scandal involving DNC-leaked ...

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