Black leaders call for review of police misconduct against Blacks

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Calling it a “Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse” civil rights leaders

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N.O. holds rally protesting police brutality

New Orleans protesters march into 8th District police station By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Lafayette Square Park was tightly roped off when a couple

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Police shootings of unarmed Black men a national problem
The recent shootings of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford and Eric Garner underscore the danger Black men and boys face when they cross paths with law enforcement officers.
Black women-owned businesses are up by 258 percent
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth and economic impact. Even so, women ...
Coal train resolution is too tepid for some residents
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer On Wednesday evening, the Gretna City Council approved a resolution calling for coal trains, which could supply a proposed RAM export terminal in Plaquemines Parish, to be ...
Statewide program offers assistance to La. crime victims
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Board (LCVRB) has distributed more than $12 million to Louisiana victims of crimes since 1983. Program administrators and advocates say the funds ...
Liberty’s Kitchen moves, triples youth development capacity
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer After six months of construction, Liberty’s Kitchen opened its doors to a new and improved facility. Its earthy exterior, which features a veranda and café-style al fresco ...
Leaked Fed report alleges Dearborn has second-highest number of terrorists
By Ali Harb Contributing Writer DEARBORN, Mich. (Special from Arab American News and New America Media) — Dearborn has the second-highest number of “known or suspected terrorists” in the country, according to ...
La. Tax Amnesty Program to run Oct. 15 – Nov. 14
Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 will be held from October 15 through November 14, 2014, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) recently announced. The 30-day tax-amnesty program offers noncompliant taxpayers the ...
EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution
By LaGloria Wheatfall Contributing Writer HOUSTON (Special from the Houston Defender) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect Black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries ...

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