NOPD clears undercover cop in fatal N.O. East shooting

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Miss. Courthouse keeps Emmett Till’s memory alive
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from — The Emmett Till Interpretive Center, which was founded to keep alive the memory of Emmett Till, has restored Sumner Courthouse in Sumner, ...
Battles over racist symbols and monuments spread
Several weeks after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. ended in the death of a 32-year-old woman and injuries to 20 others, the nation continues to find itself embroiled ...
Bridge House/Grace House celebrates 60 years
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Michael Barlow, head of public relations at an addiction and recovery center in Metairie, has a trustable face. “I am sort of the face of the ...
NOPD lauded for new system that detects faulty cop practices
U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan, the federal judge overseeing the 492-point NOPD consent decree aimed at implementing reforms that bring the troubled police department up to federal standards for constitutional ...
On Aug. 19, members of Black Youth Project 100 staged a protest at the New York monument to Dr. James Marion Sims, an Alabama surgeon who performed surgeries on enslaved women without anesthesia. There are also monuments to Sims in Alabama and South Carolina.
Monuments to the father of gynecology honor brutality against Black women
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Once again, white-supremacist violence — like that which killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens of others last month during the “Unite ...
Thousands of clergy march from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial toward the U.S. Department of Justice on August 28. It was an outcry to the Trump Administration on the 54th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.
Thousands of ministers march for justice and peace, against ‘political laryngitis’
By Alant Millow Contributing Writer ( — More than one thousand religious leaders from across the nation gathered Monday morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in a “Minister’s March for ...
White supremacists joked about using cars to run over opponents before Charlottesville
By George Joseph ProPublica Nearly a month before a car driven by an alleged neo-Nazi plowed into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, white supremacists planning the “Unite the Right” ...
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Katrina survivors face familiar challenges
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Blue Tarp. FEMA Numbers. Road Home. Army Corp of Engineers. Refugees—all part of what became the Katrina lexicon in New Orleans.

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