Federal monitor report critical of NOPD’s‘use of force’ documentation

The latest report on implementation of the NOPD consent decree issued by the federal monitor said that the police department needs to do a better

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Emergency preparedness plans marginalize Blacks

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This September marks the 10th anniversary for National Preparedness Month. And when it comes to emergency

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Beyond Ferguson: Time for young Black leaders
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – During a rousing, standing-room only town hall discussion dedicated to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police killings of ...
Homeless ordinance faces Constitutional questions
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer One month after a large-scale removal of groups of homeless people from a Claiborne Avenue encampment, legal experts have raised constitutional concerns about an ordinance regarding ...
More students aspire to attend college, ACT study finds
American College Testing Inc., which offers college admissions assessments for high school students through standardized tests, says a new study finds interest in higher education to be increasing among high ...
Ferguson protesters victimized by tactics that protect and serve police
By Ishmael Sistrunk Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — In the world of sports, big, strong black Americans are cheered, celebrated and worshipped. GMs, scouts and ...
National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. to choose its next president in New Orleans
The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. will convene in New Orleans for the 134th Annual Session, September 1-5. The four day event, with more than 18,000 attendees, will feature sessions ...
Circle Food Store continues fight to qualify to participate in the WIC assistance program
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Nine months after reopening the doors of the Circle Food Store—after an eight-year battle to resurrect the iconic retailer—owner Dwayne Boudreaux is embroiled in another fight to ...
Gusman responds to City Council resolution on Phase III construction
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Councilmember Susan Guidry, and fellow members of the New Orleans City Council, continue to weigh in on the debate over the size and scope of the new ...
U.S. police killings spark national, global response
(Special to the NNPA from The Final Call) — Including Michael Brown, five unarmed Black men have been killed by police officers across the nation. Tensions are high as many ...

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