Bogue Chitto River neighbors monitor recent spill

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Toni Mizell, owner of the Bogue Chitto Tubing Center in Bogalusa, worries his business will be shut for a while

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President Obama in final speech to CBC dinner says ‘Hope is on the ballot!’

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — President Obama had barely begun his remarks before shouts of “I love you!” came from the audience,

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Dept. of Ed. terminates agency that allowed predatory for-profit colleges to thrive
By Annie Waldman ProPublica The Education Department announced last week that it is stripping the powers of one of the nation’s largest accreditors of for-profit schools. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and ...
Morgan Freeman leads list of 2016 recipients of National Medal of Arts
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — President Barack Obama will award the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities ...
Report says African Americans have been ‘locked out’ of home ownership
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer The homeownership rate for African Americans is now lower than the national homeownership rate was during the 1930s, as the United States was in the throes of ...
Owner Burnell Cotlon, center, opens the Lower Ninth Ward Laundromat at a ribbion cutting on Sept. 15 with his mother Lillie Mae Cotlon, second left; Councilman James Gray II, second from right; and Cotlon's wife, Keisha, at right.
The Ninth Ward’s humanitarian does it, again
By Kaelin Maloid Contributing Writer They told Burnell Cotlon he was crazy. After Hurricane Katrina, the Lower Ninth Ward, like much of New Orleans, needed some help. As the citizens tried to ...
Descendents of Georgetown slaves sold to finance university have roots in New Orleans
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In 1838, the Jesuit priests of Georgetown University sold 272 men, children and women to plantations in Baton Rouge, to pay off debts for an institution that ...
Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states
By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving ...
In some cities, police go from stop-and-frisk to stop-and-spit
By Lauren Kirchner ProPublica The five teenage boys were sitting in a parked car in a gated community in Melbourne, Florida, when a police officer pulled up behind them. Officer Justin Valutsky closed ...
Sharpton says Trump ‘insults intelligence’ of Black voters
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s attempts to sheer Black votes from the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton has garnered the attention of ...

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