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Civic leader starts initiative to turn protesters into policymakers

By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer Last month, more than two hundred area high school and college students gathered at the University of New Orleans as

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St. Augustine alum receives highest honor for military bravery

By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer On May 20, friends, family and fellow soldiers gathered to honor United States Army Specialist Caleb Michael Collins in an

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Under Director Comey, FBI special agents were required to visit Dr. King’s Memorial
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Former FBI Director James Comey, who was hired by President Barack Obama and fired by President Donald Trump, ordered the FBI’s ...
Second Harvest Food Bank severs ties with Trinity Food Pantry
By James Sebastien Contributing Writer On May 15, a community meeting was held at the Christian Unity Baptist Church. The topic was the Second Harvest Food Bank’s decision to terminate its six-year-old ...
Trump’s embrace of voucher programs will accelerate school resegregation
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — “Segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race deprives children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities, ...
Family still seeking answers two years later
The family of a 16-year-old girl whose remains were found on the interstate in eastern New Orleans two years ago is still looking for answers about her death and hoping ...
Thurgood Marshall’s widow keeps his legacy alive
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor Cecilia Marshall never imagined that the battle for equal rights in schools and elsewhere would still be as vital today as it was six ...
Mayorial candidate Bagneris calls for referendum on monument removal
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Amidst the rancor consuming the city in recent days over the removal of the confederate monuments, culminating in the dethroning of Robert E. Lee on Friday, ...
Bill to celebrate 400 years of Black history passes U.S. House
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 ...
Monument contentions in Black and white
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Irony abounded when mounted police officers cordoned off the equestrian statue of P.G.T. Beauregard from those protesting its removal from the entrance of City Park on evening ...

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