Hundreds of La. prisoners released due to criminal justice reform initiative

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Nearly 2,000 convicted inmates in prisons throughout Louisiana were released early on Nov. 1, kicking off a comprehensive criminal justice

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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer North Louisiana Republican State Sen. Neil Riser had a curious strategy to earn a runoff slot in the La. Treasurer’s

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White supremacists share bomb-making materials online
By A.C. Thompson and Ali Winston ProPublica Right-wing extremists communicating in confidential online chats in recent months have shared scores of documents detailing the manufacture and use of bombs, grenades, mines and ...
National reparations conference to convene in N.O.
Attendees will include reparations pioneer John Conyers, actor-activist Danny Glover and daughters of Frantz Fanon and Kwame Nkrumah As the issue of reparations for the historical crimes of African enslavement ...
In this 1976 White House photo Manafort shakes President Gerald Ford's hand.
Manafort’s role in the Republicans’ notorious ‘Southern Strategy’
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – As part of the ongoing probe into Russian efforts to help Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Special Counsel Robert ...
City approves NOPD pay raise but must secure funds to pay for it
The New Orleans City Council late last month approved an ambitious new pay raise plan which will also see a partial restructuring of the NOPD. But while police are praising ...
New Orleans’ legendary ambassador, Fats Domino, dies at age 89
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer When Fats Domino sat at the piano to perform, his vocal microphone was always at the side closest to the audience. Each time he began to sing, ...
Groups urge UN to protect human rights in the U.S.
On October 23, 1947, the NAACP submitted a petition, “An Appeal to the World” edited by noted scholar and justice advocate William Edward Burghardt DuBois that asked the United Nations ...
The Voter Fraud Commission wants your data — but experts say they can’t keep it safe
By Jessica Huseman and Derek Willis ProPublica The voter-fraud-checking program championed by the head of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suffers from data security flaws that could imperil the safety ...
Grambling State shooting suspect turns himself in
The suspect in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after an altercation on the historically Black college’s campus turned himself in Thursday.

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