Police in U.S. more likely to arrest minorities during traffic stops

By Tom Abate Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Researchers analyzing data from millions of traffic stops in the United States have found that

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Black women vote in large numbers… yet are underrepresented

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

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SUNO to host home buying workshop for African Americans
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) is hosting a New Orleans Community Wealth Building Day for African-American residents on July 29 from 9:30 a.m. to ...
U.S. Military burning millions of pounds of munitions in Colfax
By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica COLFAX, LOUISIANA — Two years ago, the U.S. military had an embarrassment on its hands: A stockpile of aging explosives blew up at a former Army ammunition plant ...
Diverse cops make the difference in policing hate
By Jenny Manrique Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Hate crimes are on the rise nationwide, including here in San Francisco, where the city’s diversity also happens to be a hallmark of ...
City’s DBE program strives to give ‘a leg up’
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Young African-American contractor Otis Tucker currently spends his days on Bourbon Street overseeing the completion of a Sewerage and Water Board contract his small business, Trucking ...
Morehouse student follows his passion, finds the Black Press
By Tiana Hunt Contributing Writer (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow) — Darrell Williams is a rising senior at Morehouse College, who has big dreams of being a creative director, one day.
Marsalis matriarch, Dolores Marsalis, dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “She was New Orleans through and through,” says Ellis Marsalis III of his mother, Dolores Marsalis. “Her Uncle Pomp, our great uncle, used to use the term ...
Blacks comprise majority of defendants who are wrongfully convicted
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer ( — African-Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder, sexual assault and drug crimes who are later exonerated, according to a study released ...
NOPD to get help from three agencies
The short-staffed New Orleans Police Department will get some much-needed help to deal with the rising tide of homicides and violent crime, thanks to a new agreement that will bolster ...

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