NNPA President envisions Black Press as ‘mainstream’

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Assoc­iation, says he envisions Black

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Black leaders skeptical of GOP’s Black outreach campaigns

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Black leaders and political analysts range from

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Acclaimed ballet soloist to deliver Dillard ‘Brain Food’ lecture
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Misty Copeland, ballet soloist with the American Ballet Theater and author of Life in Motion, will deliver the next Brain Food Lecture in Georges Auditorium ...
Mayor, sheriff end much-criticized prisoner per diem method
By Charles Maldonado The Lens A controversial jail budgeting method, in which the city paid the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office a rate of $22.39 per day for each Orleans Parish Prison inmate, ...
Civil rights groups rally voters for Nov. 4 elections
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As voters prepare to cast ballots in the first federal general election since the United States Supreme Court shredded a key provision ...
Cannizzaro makes plea for budget increase from City Council
Orleans Parish Dis­trict Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said last week that he has serious budget concerns for next year. FOX 8 News reported that Cannizzaro says under the current budget, he’ll be ...
Blacks more active on certain social media sites
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – While Black and white people have similar rates of Internet use, Black people are slightly more plugged in to certain social media ...
Questions linger about public safety as La. state troopers depart
As the Halloween weekend approach­ed, about 50 state troopers and public safety officers were preparing to leave New Orleans after a four-month stint patrolling the French Quarter and other parts ...
IG pushes for better use of NOPD body cameras
Hire cops, not civilian patrols, mayor and police chief told New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux said last week that he is determined to find a way to ensure that the ...
Achievement report for schools are cause for concern
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The annual release of School Performance Scores carries varied weight for the varied interests. The results for the 2013-2014 school year were published last week.

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