N.O.’s Inspector General announces retirement

Just weeks after announcing that he will oversee the repair of the city’s catch basins in the wake of two floods this summer, New Orleans

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NOPA demands S&WB reform and calls for Mayor Landrieu to step down

By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer As a result of a spate of S&WB malfunctions affecting the city’s water supply and an ever-present possibly of flooding,

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How racism impacts people, families and communities of color
By Rosa Riley Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from — The statistics are troubling. People of color are far more likely to suffer from inequity. Inequity that ...
Advocates push Black wealth 2020 as movement spreads
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Black Wealth 2020, a new movement aiming to change the course of Black wealth in America, is gaining swift support from national advocates ...
All On a Mardi Gras Day filmmaker Royce Osborn dies at age 58
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It was always easy to imagine Royce Osborn’s perpetual smile somewhere inside the big, somewhat frightening, paper mache skull that he donned when masking skeleton on Carnival ...
The Louisiana Weekly celebrates 92nd Anniversary
Last week, The Louisiana Weekly, one of the longest-running and most widely read publications owned and operated by people of color in the Deep South, officially began its 93rd year ...
Warning letter to Harvey and Irma survivors from Katrina survivor
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Our hearts go out to you as you try to return to and fix your homes and lives. Based on our experiences, here are a few ...
For many whose residences and  businesses were in the destructive path of the February 7 tornadoes that touched down in Eastern New Orleans, recovery has been painfully slow.
Tornado recovery in New Orleans East could take up to another year
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer By all accounts, an initial outpouring of support to victims of February’s New Orleans East tornado was generous and appreciated. But seven months later, it’s evident that ...
La. will use $20M in BP fines to expand a coastal-monitoring program
By Della Hasselle The Lens Louisiana has received $19.5 million in fines from the 2010 BP oil spill to expand a system to collect data on the effect of coastal restoration projects.
Valeria (left) and her sister, Miriam (right), arrived in the United States from Mexico with their mother in 2000 when Valeria was 7 years old. Both sisters currently have DACA status.
Under threat of deportation, dreamers speak out
[caption id="attachment_26519" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Valeria (left) and her sister, Miriam (right), arrived in the United States from Mexico with their mother in 2000 when Valeria was 7 years old. Both ...

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