What Algorithmic Injustice looks like

By Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner ProPublica There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against

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Executions in La. on hold until at least January 2018

By Della Hasselle The Lens A trial on the legality of the death penalty in Louisiana has been delayed again as the state tries to

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La. Legislature’s special session target: Film tax credits
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As soon as Gov. John Bel Edwards formally issued his call for a special session to begin at 6:30 pm on June 6, 2016—a half hour after ...
The essence of the new Black History museum is the true American story
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that ...
New voting laws block little fraud — but many elders, women, and minorities
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Much of the reporting about the voter-ID laws many states have passed in recent years has centered on how they often ...
Voter ID rules burden many older voters
AARP briefs and other sources have described a wide range of challenges that the new voter ID laws may pose for older people. For example:
Emerging Voices mentorship program opens call for entries
The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) has announced a call for entries for its Emerging Voices Mentorship program, which offers mentorship opportunities to filmmakers of color based in Louisiana.
NOPD seeks use of residents’ cameras to fight crime
Memorial Day Weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff of summer with temperatures and some categories of crime rising as schools close and many of the city’s youth challenged with finding ...
Tarriona 'Tank' Ball of Tank and the Bangas
This ‘Tank’ never runs on empty!
[caption id="attachment_22252" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tarriona 'Tank' Ball of Tank and the Bangas[/caption] By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Tank and the Bangas have been all over the New Orleans music scene of late. Energetically ...
Political and religious leaders voice support for Sheriff Gusman
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer As Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman last week fought to retain control of the city’s newly built, $145 million jail, political figures and religious leaders from around ...

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