Ashé co-founder Carol Bebelle and Luther Gray discuss the 17 annual Maafa with NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow Tiana Hunt. (Photo by Darrell Larome Williams, NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow)

Ahead of tricentennial, Maafa celebration honors ancestors

By Tiana Hunt (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow) New Orleans, LA – As the Crescent City nears its 300-year anniversary in 2018, one arts institution is preparing

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Report: Black women work hard but earn less than most Americans

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on “The Status of Black Women in the United

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NOPD is slammed over use-of-force incidents
While the NOPD has reduced the number of use-of-force incidents and is working to make more data available to the public, the department, which has been implementing a federally mandated ...
More questions about City’s statue-removal budget
Several weeks after the completion of the statue-removal project that took down four Confederate-era statues from their public spaces across the city, a new round of questions about the $2.1 ...
Essence Fest – Beyond the Dome’s main stage
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s only natural that the spotlight shines the brightest on the big name stars like Diana Ross, John Legend and Mary J. Blige, who arrive at Essence ...
The WTC Hotel 20 years too late
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Just shy of 20 years ago, this newspaper featured an article highlighting the “Two Visions” for the restoration of the increasingly decrepit World Trade Center, and its ...
Charter school kept two homeless children out of class for a month because they didn’t have uniforms
By Marta Jewson The Lens The state Department of Education cited Sophie B. Wright Charter School for keeping two homeless students out of class for a month because they didn’t have school ...
City hosts buybacks to get guns off of streets
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer More than 100 guns were collected Saturday, June 17, at the second citywide gun buyback event hosted by District “C” Councilmember Nadine Ramsey.
NRA is blasted for its silence concerning the Philando Castile verdict
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Late-night talk-show host Trevor Noah lashed out at the National Rifle Association for its deafening silence regarding the acquittal of a ...
Civil rights groups fight to restore ex-felon voting rights
By Sharon Armstrong Contributing Writer Two civil rights groups have joined forces to battle a 2017 trial court ruling that allows the State of Louisiana to deny voting rights to more than ...

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