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The Civil Rights Lawsuit Against the Orleans...

At a time when the abuses and inequities of the U.S. criminal justice system are increasingly scrutinized, a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in...

The Chef That Brought the Taste of...

For many children growing up, helping in the kitchen meant assisting their mothers, grandmothers or fathers slice the peppers, chop the tomatoes and taste...

How a Christian Ministry is Having an...

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, one of the most destructive storms in American history, hundreds of survivors who worked in the...

Even with Marijuana Decriminalization, Blacks Are Still...

New Orleans' new marijuana law purports to be more lenient toward nonviolent offenders, but — unsurprisingly — it still disproportionately targets the Black community. Susan Guidry, councilwoman...

New Orleans Charter School Treats Traumatized Children with...

Before Katrina tore through the city of New Orleans in 2005, the public school system suffered from corruption and neglect. After the storm wiped...

Does Preserving Confederate History Outweigh the Need...

The Battle of Liberty Place monument commemorates 5,000 members of the Crescent City White League’s attack on the city’s Reconstructionist government in 1874, resulting...

New Orleans to Remove Its Confederate Monuments,...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to...

No Charges Filed In Road-Rage Shooting That...

Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed Thursday, Dec. 1 in an apparent road-rage incident. The altercation happened at an intersection...

Joy Reid Rips Apart Donald Trump’s Misinformed...

  On Sunday's edition of NBC's Meet The Press, MSNBC journalist Joy Reid tackles presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's recent comments proclaiming that heavily Black populated...

Local Grocer Opens the Only Store in...

Although this year will mark 11 years since Hurricane Katrina and its devastation, local grocer Burnell Colton still says "There's no place like New...

Criminal Justice Meltdown: Facing Financial Crisis, Louisiana...

Louisiana’s fiscal crisis is a criminal justice nightmare, possibly signalling the end of public defense lawyers for the poor. Bobby Jindal, the former governor of...

New Orleans Is Latest Southern City to...

The city of New Orleans is considering an ordinance that would tear down monuments honoring Confederate heroes, according to news reports. New Orleans has...

Climate Change: Artists and Activists Challenge the...

A group of artists and activists have been taking the discussion of climate change and pollution in communities of color on the road.  While...

Katrina At 10: The Economy Is Booming,...

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina landed on the Gulf Coast and exacted a human, social, cultural and economic toll on the region, the rebuilding...