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Opposition to proposed Entergy plan for N.O. East power plant growing

Opposition to a proposed new power plant for Entergy appears to be growing among eastern New Orleans residents. WWL News reported that those who object

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Hate crimes vastly under-reported by victims, law enforcement

By Sunita Sohrabji Contributing Writer (Special from India West and New America Media) — Hate crimes against immigrant communities — which have seen a spike

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Former Angola inmate won’t face retrial, D.A. says
Robert Jones, a New Orleans man who spent 23 years behind bars after being convicted of rape and murder but was released by an appeals court judge after evidence of ...
Black immigration group ready to battle Trump
(NorthStarNews Today) — The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, a national network that advocates for Black immigrants, announced that it will fight President Donald Trump’s plans to restrict immigration of ...
Dr. Dorothy Height to be honored on U.S. postage stamp
(TriceEdneyWire.com) — On Feb. 1, the U.S. Postal Service will kick off 2017 Black History Month with the issuance of the Dorothy Height Forever stamp to honor the civil rights ...
Louisiana HBCUs dominate Ebony’s queen’s list
By Tia Alphonse Contributing Writer The smartest and most beautiful queens come from Louisiana. That’s according to Ebony magazine when it announced its choices for the 2016 – 2017 Historically ...
N.O. unveils $40M plan to improve public safety
City officials unveiled an ambitious, $40 million initiative aimed at improving public safety across New Orleans with a special emphasis on keeping visitors to the city safe and providing police ...
Two N.O. prisoners receive overdue release
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The Louisiana Department of Corrections released prisoners Jessie Crittindon and Eddie Copelin on Friday, January 13, one day after the MacArthur Justice Center filed lawsuits to secure ...
Federal monitor says NOPD hiring bad recruits
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, the Washington, DC-based law firm tapped to oversee the implementation of the NOPD’s federally mandated, 492-point consent decree aimed at overhauling the troubled police department, ...
U.S. Senate fails on diversity
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, The National Urban League Since our founding in 1910, the National Urban League has been focused on economic civil rights and empowerment issues. At the core of economic ...

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