Louisiana tribe renews fight for federal recognition in the face of sinking lands, environmental disasters

By Allie Yee Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — On the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the

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Bloody week in New Orleans as residents gather to remember slain loved ones

Dozens of residents gathered in front of NOPD headquarters Wednesday evening to talk about the loved ones they have lost to violence and the city’s

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First Lady praises N.O.’s effort to solve homelessness of veterans
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Each year, thousands of veterans end up living on American streets after serving in conflicts abroad after more than five decades of recent American involvement overseas. But ...
Dealing with the school-to-prison pipeline
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A group of educators, students, lawyers, city officials and other concerned community members gathered at Loyola Law School recently for a town hall meeting titled, “The ...
Black America missing nearly half of its economic share
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Amidst continued struggles to maintain voting rights, protests to end shootings of unarmed Black males by police and a constant press to lower ...
Study: La. Black men are vanishing
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A study released on April 20 by The New York Times’ Upshot column noted, “For every 100 Black women not in jail, there are only 83 Black ...
Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival
Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Beginning in February 1968, before “Negro History Week” eventually became Black History Month, the Dillard University group African Americans for Progress helmed the “Afro-American Arts Festival,” ...
New Orleans libraries seek millage hike to expand hours and branches
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer “Forty percent of adults in New Orleans read at the 5th-grade level or below—limiting job, career and life options,” explained Orleans Public Library head Charles Brown as ...
Emails suggest possible attempts to micromanage NOPD by Mayor’s office
A series of emails dating back several months are giving residents a bird’s eye view of the Landrieu administration’s relationship with the New Orleans Police Department. The emails, related to NOPD ...
Colonial Creosoting plant in Bogalusa
Bogalusa facility could be state’s next Superfund site
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana has nine of the nation’s more than 1,300 Super­fund sites, including one in New Orleans, and could see the former Colonial Creosoting plant in Bogalusa ...

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