Racially charged road-rage trial gets underway

A jury was selected and opening statements began last week in the Jefferson Parish trial of Ronald Gasser, 55, charged with second-degree murder in the

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Three-year-old Sofia Magdalena stands outside Einstein Charter Schools with her mother at a protest in favor of providing yellow bus service. Her brother attends one of Einstein's elementary schools.

Parents, protesters picket Einstein Charter Schools over lack of busing

By Marta Jewson The Lens A woman holding a sign along Michoud Boulevard on Tuesday morning raised a question that would worry many parents of

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Mayor-elect Cantrell unveils transition advisory board
On Wednesday of last week, Mayor-elect Latoya Cantrell, the City of New Orleans’ first female mayor and the first “outsider” elected to lead the city in several decades, introduced members ...
FBI charges white supremacist with terrorism on Amtrak
(Special from – A Missouri man with links to a white supremacist group who forcibly stopped an Amtrak train in Nebraska last year, and expressed an intent to “kill ...
School paid its CFO extra to do accounting work, ethics board alleges
By Marta Jewson The Lens The chief financial officer for a charter school is accused of violating state ethics law by being paid on the side to do accounting for the school.
Warden and brother of La. governor sued over jail inmate’s beating death in 2012
A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday claims that a Louisiana sheriff and a jail warden failed to protect a prisoner from being beaten to death by a dozen other inmates last ...
Trump’s disparaging remarks about Haiti and Africa raise ire of Blacks, others
President Donald Trump’s reference to Haiti and the African continent as “shitholes” drew wide criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as well as Black leaders and members ...
Black economic forecast for 2018: Fight back with the dollar and the vote
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – Galvanizing people to spend money with Black-owned businesses, make deposits in Black-owned banks and voting for a mid-term election result that would cause ...
AARP and key Senators urge companies to end age bias in recruiting on Facebook
By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries ProPublica The largest advocacy group for older Americans and the two top members of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging are calling on employers and tech companies ...
The fight for racial justice continues, says NAACP Chair Emeritus
By Leah Hobbs Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) – “I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to go back to the ...

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