African Americans are a ‘Fourth-Quarter People’

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — The winner of the U. S. Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Lifetime Achievement Award says the economic

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‘A Streetcar Named Gaza’ draws a crowd downtown

By Lianna Patch Contributing Writer On the evening of August 1, Egyptians, Jordanians, Palestinians, and New Orleanians gathered for a peaceful demonstration in support of

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When England abolished slavery, slaveholders received the equivalent of $200B in reparations
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – August 1 passed quietly, but it shouldn’t have because it is an important day in the history ...
Part of NOLA for Life effort ends grants
By Charles Maldonado The Lens In a sharp and unexpected departure from last year, the financial arm of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s anti-violence program, the NOLA for Life Fund, is not doling ...
Black lawyers look back, forward at justice
By Ron Harris Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice) — It was a seven days of recalling the legal struggle for civil rights and calling for more ...
Remembering the Katrina memorial that almost wasn’t
By Mary LaCoste Contributing Writer Within the old Charity Hospital Cemetery, and visible from Canal Street, is a little-known memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina. It is ...
Firms hoping to build the airport raised their DBE pledges
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Late last week, the Hunt Gibbs Boh Metro team beat out NOLA Airport Builders in scoring by a newly appointed evaluation committee for $546 million to build ...
The area’s “Rethinkers of 2014,” who call themselves Ujima Collective, consist of middle school- and high-school-age students
‘Rethinkers’ continue to take lead in call for youth action
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On Thursday July 24, Rethink’s Summer Leadership Institute celebrated a “day of action” to call for youth empowerment, and to show off the various projects the ...
Addressing pre-school suspensions
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer It’s absurd that anyone is even talking about preschool suspensions, said Jolon McNeil, Schools First Project Manager at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights.
Woes continue for NOPD and New Orleans city officials
With the NOPD under a federally mandated consent decree and the City of New Orleans struggling to replace officers who have left the embattled department, things haven’t gotten easier for ...

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