Violence erupts after latest series of fatal cop shootings

Nearly two years after police in Ferguson, Mo. gunned down 18-year-old Michael Brown and several other officer-involved killings led to nationwide protests, two more Black

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Heavily armed white man arrested after firing at cop

A recent incident underscores the racist double standard in U.S. law enforcement with regard to the way Blacks and whites are viewed and treated by

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Long-running apartheid crimes case axed by U.S. Supreme Court
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) – Efforts by South African victims of racist apartheid to obtain justice suffered a new defeat in the U.S. ...
Democratic platform committee calls for end to mass incarceration
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from — The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee has approved a plank, calling for the end of mass incarceration, which occurred under President Bill Clinton ...
State attorney general and sheriff defy mayor to bring down murder rate
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer It was notable that neither NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison nor Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at the July 1 press conference seeking to pool metro and state police ...
Baton Rouge police fatally shoot Black man selling CDs outside of convenience store
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana has largely escaped the national rancor over police shootings of unarmed Black men – that is until the early morning hours of July 5 when video ...
Justice for Alton Sterling
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor In the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday, July 5, Alton Sterling joined a long list of Black men, women and children who ...
Economic power of Black and other consumers limited by low knowledge about credit
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – Despite the level of economic destruction suffered by millions of Americans – and disparately by African Americans – during the housing crisis, many ...
Legislative session bright spot: Re-entry program that stops recidivism
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer For all the talk of the deficit, and all the budgetary machinations, likely the Legislation with the most long-term impact has been Orleans Criminal District Court ...
Famed photographer’s archive is donated to the Historic New Orleans Collection
The photographic treasures of Harold Baquet, whose work spans three decades and captured the flavor and culture of Black New Orleans and chronicled important events in the history of Black ...

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