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Retired New Orleans judge wins

Thurgood Marshall Award Retired New Orleans judge Michael G. Bagneris received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association at

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Renaming of street to honor MLK sparks debate in St. Bernard Parish

Forty-five years after the assas­sination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and some two decades after a national holiday was established to honor

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OIG recommends City Council oversight of Traffic Court
The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Wednesday issued a report titled “Funding of Traffic Court” that recommends returning budgetary oversight of the Court to the New Orleans ...
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Man charged with hate crime in attack of Black 12-year-old
A white 54-year-old Clinton, La., man was arrested and charged with a hate crime and an additional misdemeanor charge after he cornered a 12-year-old Black boy and unleashed a racially-charged ...
Legacy of First Lady of the Black Press still relevant today
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — When James McGrath Morris set out to write his latest book, he didn’t know how timely it would be. When Eye on ...
Group holds seminar to discuss if student debt has grown into ‘crisis’ status
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Attracting nearly 3,000 financial aid professionals, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration (NASFAA) gathered to host a series of seminars, including a debate on whether ...
Georges and Deaton might widen democratic field for La. governor
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The officially endorsed Demo­cratic Gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards has touted a Market Research Insight Poll of late. The June 2015 survey puts the State Rep. and ...
Conservative Koch brothers making inroads into Black America
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief BATON ROUGE, La. — It was a scene that a young, militant Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. could not have envisioned 30 years ago. Last week, ...
Anita M. Lewis laid to rest
Anita M. Lewis , a retired homemaker, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at the age of 81. She was one of 10 children born to the union of ...
Louisiana sentences more juveniles to ‘life in prison’ than any other state in U.S.
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana incarcerates more of its natives than any state in the country—that fact is known. But what many on the outskirts of the criminal justice system may ...

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