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Black majority regained on New Orleans City Council

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer For the first time since 2007, the New Orleans City Council will boast a Black majority in a city comprised

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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Black Majority Means Split Minority for Mitch… The defeats of his allies Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and Jackie Clarkson means that Mayor

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Exonerations in 2014 expected to outpace 2013’s record
(Special from TheNorthStar-News.com) — The National Registry of Exonerations, a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University Law School, ...
Connecticut votes to raise minimum wage
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from TheNorthStar-News.com) The Connecticut Legislature voted on Wednesday to gradually raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by Jan. 1, 2017, David Bednarz, deputy ...
From the House: A local look at Legislators’ 2014 priorities
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The following is a short-list of legislation put forth by state representatives from the Greater New Orleans area during the 2014 legislative session. Visit www.legis­.la.­gov to view ...
Legislative report on sex education policies compares Louisiana with other states
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer When it comes to giving young people the tools they need to be sexually responsible young adults, Dr. Mark Alain Dery uses the analogy of getting a ...
Yenni seeks second term as mayor of Kenner
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Mayor Mike Yenni’s eyes light up when he shares his dream for Kenner’s Lakefront. “I see the future of Laketown as a true regional destination. My vision ...
Former Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris was a U.S. Army Green Beret. President Barack Obama has awarded him the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam. White House photo
Medal of Honor ceremony rights a lot of past wrongs
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from TheNorthStarNews.com) - President Barack Obama has awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 U.S. Army veterans who did not receive the nation’s ...
In Louisiana for every dollar a man earns, a woman earns 67 cents An African-American woman in La. earns only 49 cents to every dollar earned by a white male; while Hispanic women earn 57 cents. Source: Louisiana Fair Pay Task Force
New report reveals huge disparity in gender wage gap in Louisiana
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer Women in the United States earn less than men for the same work, and Louisiana’s gender wage gap is the second worst in the nation.
Nation suffers because of underrepresentation of Black women in politics
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The gaping underrepresentation of women of color on the political stage deeply undermines the American ideal of democratic representation.

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