SCLC wants Confederates gone and Alexander returned

Members of the civil rights community joined the Greater New Orleans Southern Christian Leadership Conference affiliate and SCLC president and CEO Dr. Charles Steele Wednesday

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Immigration protest held as 5th Circuit hears oral arguments

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer As he was loading passengers and fellow protestors into his minivan parked next to Lafayette Square Friday morning, local civil

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Water and subsidence: ‘You can’t manage what you don’t measure’
By Bob Marshall The Lens On a warm and muggy morning, architectural designer Ramiro Diaz is twisting a hand auger — a length of one-inch iron pipe — into the New ...
SCOTUS approves controversial drug used for lethal injections
By Linda Poulson Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – In a 5-4 decision on June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court determined as constitutional, the use of a ...
Study: Prosecutors are a white boys club
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer Only 4% of prosecutors are Black men; 1% are Black women (Special from NorthStar News Today) – When Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby stepped before ...
Public monuments: Government must send the right message
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist If the past few weeks are any indication, the debate over public emblems like the Confederate flag and monuments to the Confederacy may be having its ...
Confederate flag sales soar after church shooting
By Amen Oyiboke Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel) — Rising conversations about the origin and history of the Confederate flag continues to be a topic on ...
Briefing during Essence Fest was prelude to RISE Katrina 10 conference
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The four days of events celebrating the 2015 Essence Festival highlighted culture, music and empowerment; and with the help of the National Urban League, the state of ...
Bill Cosby isn’t laughing
(Special from NorthStar News Today) – For comedian Bill Cosby, it’s no longer a laughing matter. Cosby swore in a 2005 deposition that he drugged a woman with Quaaludes before having ...
New Orleans murder toll continues to rise in 2015
The July 3 shooting death of an NOPD officer’s daughter, two weeks days after the murder of NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway, underscores the city’s ongoing struggles to get a handle ...

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