Former Death Row inmate seeks probe of Orleans Parish D.A.’s Office

Petition describes a ‘culture of hiding evidence and cheating’ Former Death Row inmate John Thompson, a wrongfully convicted man who spent 14 years on Death

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The stresses of release and reentry

By Carolyn Guniss Contributing Writer (Special from Miami Times/New America Media) – The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison.

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Louisiana will ask feds to forgive debt for new levees
By Bob Marshall The Lens Louisiana soon will be asking the rest of the nation for some love. About $3.5 billion worth. That’s what Louisiana will owe the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over ...
Program to end ‘Black-on-Black and Blue-on-Black crime’ announced
By George E. Curry Contributing Writer (Special from — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the venerated civil rights organization co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is launching a ...
Thousands expected at PNBC confab
The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC) will celebrate its Emerald Anniversary in New Orleans this year. The celebration will take place as part of its 55th Annual Session being ...
Housing advocates push for affordability study
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A new proposal to investigate how future real estate developments would impact the city’s level of affordable housing is dividing stakeholders, with members of the private building ...
Black women at the helm of the 2016 Democratic Convention
When Florida representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down as chair of the Democratic National Committee on the eve of the Democratic convention, in the wake of a scandal involving DNC-leaked ...
Rooftop solar installations at River Garden Apartments in New Orleans
Louisiana phases out expensive tax credits on solar systems
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You may be a homeowner stuck with roof-top panels that were purchased before you knew that Louisiana had capped tax credits on solar systems. Credit claims ...
Report: Racial disparity in drug arrests alarming
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Of all those arrested in New Orleans for felony marijuana possession, 94 percent are Black, despite making up about 60 percent of the total population. Of those ...
Can racism cause post-traumatic stress disorder?
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Police tactics this summer have come under a microscope not seen since the early 1990s beating of Black motorist Rodney King in Los Angeles at the hands ...

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