The Rev. Willie Bolden in the 1960/NOW art exhibit. Photo by Sheila Pree Bright

The End of an Era: Civil Rights veterans dying off

By Maynard Eaton Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from The Saporta Report) — The celebrated civil rights movement and its cadre

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Most local crime tied to drugs, officials say

During the same week that a Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy was shot by a suspect during a Multi-Agency Task Force operation in the Ninth Ward’s

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Police arresting protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Nov. 20, 2014
How U.S. handles unarmed Black dissent vs well-armed white dissent
By Askia Muhammad Contributing Writer (Special from The Final Call) — It may be the most egregious insult to the dozens of unarmed Black people murdered by police, in a year when ...
City Planning Commission to consider short-term rentals
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer New Orleanians wanting to rent out their properties on a short-term basis may soon be able to do so legally, if New Orleans City Council adopts new ...
Car burned after contractor walks away from Confederate statues project
Less than a week after an attorney for the City of New Orleans told a federal judge that a Baton Rouge-based contractor has backed away from the project that will ...
Glasses of contaminated water, left, and safe water, right
Pres. Obama declares emergency in Flint, Michigan
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – President Barack Obama has declared an emergency exists in Michigan because of high levels of lead found in Flint’s drinking water ...
Scholastic pulls children’s book depicting slaves as happy
By A Birthday Cake for George Washington was released Jan. 5 and had been roundly criticized for its upbeat images and story of Washington’s cook, the slave Hercules and his ...
AG Lynch: ‘We still have a long way to go to reach the Promised Land’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, giving one among thousands of speeches commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, says, ...
Heroin use adds to city’s growing crime problem
For two decades, the playground in the Holy Cross section of the Ninth Ward has been a gathering place for families seeking outdoor fun and recreation. But while the park, ...
NOPD unveils plan to put more officers on the streets
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Last Wednesday, NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison unveiled a restructuring effort aimed at increasing police presence and reducing violent crime in the city.

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