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New Orleans locals benefitting from Essence Fest

By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Every niche has its place, and that’s especially true for local entrepreneurs that competed for visibility and opportunities in Essence

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New report confirms that voter suppression likely to threaten 2016 elections

By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer ( — Since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, states that were once

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UN: 65M people displaced last year
(Special from The Hartford Guardian) — More than 65 million people were displaced and had to flee their home countries, according a United Nations reports released on last week.
How history keeps African Americans out of state parks
By Nathan Hurst Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Recent studies have shown that visitors to U.S. national and state parks are disproportionately white, with low numbers of ethnic minorities, especially ...
NOPD casting wider net for new recruits
As it continues to find ways to bolster its dwindling ranks, the severely undermanned NOPD is asking military veterans to trade their green fatigues for police blues and a Crescent ...
Essence 2016
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The Essence Festival, the “party with a purpose,” celebrates its 22nd edition this year from Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 3, at its nighttime extravaganza at ...
One in 500 African Americans still living with Sickle Cell disease
By Florence Neal Cooper-Smith Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) — Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. ...
Gusman, DOJ settle receivership battle over jail
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer After just six full days of an extraordinary hearing in federal court, the United States Department of Justice and Sheriff Marlin Gusman have reached a compromise over ...
Beating the odds
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Congratulations, graduates. Whether you’ve walked across a stage to receive your high school diploma and begin your journey into a new world of independence, ...
Second Special Legislative Session leaves $347M deficit unplugged
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The final budget, approved by the Senate at 10 pm on Thursday (and the House with just 15 minutes prior to midnight) funds an extra $50 million ...

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