Racial disparities in early childhood hurts America

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist

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‘Opportunity youth’  who are they?

Many of the city’s young people aren’t in school or working

New Orleans, which has often been called the City That Care Forgot, has one of the nation’s highest percentages of young people who are neither

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In Selma, the President greets former foot soldier Amelia Boynton Robinson, 103 years old, backstage before the ceremony. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
News Analysis: In Selma, Ala., Pres. Obama proved that he is ‘Black enough’
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala. (NNPA) — Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he Black enough? The question was repeated ...
NOPD gets positive feedback from OIG
After taking the NOPD to task for downgrading thefts of wallets and/or purses in the French Quarter and Central Business District two years ago, New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux ...
DOJ finds racism in Ferguson police department but won’t charge cop who killed Michael Brown
The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for ...
Contradictions and questions arise as nation marks ‘Bloody Sunday’
When the nation’s first Black president stepped onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he’ was standing on a structure that’s at once ...
Ways to dispose of Camp Minden’s explosives are eyed
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After an outcry in northwest Louisiana, a plan last fall to burn M6 propellant, stored at Camp Minden for a past use in grenades and artillery rounds, ...
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NOMA connects our Congo to the Kongo in new exhibit
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Traces of African roots are ingrained in New Orleans culture. Pieces of traditions, music, rituals, cuisine, and art among other cultural mediums were influenced by a kingdom ...
Names floated for possible replacement of Marullo
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Already multiple potential names are being floated as candidates to replace the recently re-elected Frank Marullo, from two of his 2014 opponents to a recent magistrate ...
RSD says it’s ready to engage community
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In the past, engaging the community in the decision regarding which charter operator would move into which New Orleans neighborhood was not an official part of ...

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