Sat04192014

News

New Orleans’ Ninth Ward is No ‘Jungleland’

The New York Times Magazine recently ran a story on my home, the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, a place one of the most powerful newspapers in the world insensitively dubbed a “Jungleland.”

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Claims deadline looms for African-American farmers

Barring an unexpected extension from a federal judge, Friday (May 11) will be the last day for African-American farmers to file claims under a landmark class-action suit.

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African Americans want better TV shows. Or do they?

Nearly all African Americans polled – 97 percent – say they are unhappy with the African-American TV programs currently on air.

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President’s support for gay marriage heats up the issue

“I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” President Barack Obama told Robin Roberts of ABC’s “Good Morning America,”

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Addictions, recovery and college: Do they mix?

To help students overcoming addictions, the University of Mississippi’s Collegiate Recovery Community, in its second year, offers support and opportunities for students.

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Change comes slowly to South L.A. ‘flashpoint’

Twenty years ago, Los Angeles exploded into flames and violence after one Hispanic and three white police officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of Rodney King, an African-American motorist.

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13 must answer for FAMU drum major’s death

The backdrop is a hazing culture in American universities that Florida Ninth District State Atty. Lawson Lamar framed as “bullying with a tradition.”

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Message of hope, persistence headed to University of Mississippi

In 1970, 14-year-old Barney Brown was arrested on false accusations of raping a woman and robbing her husband. It was the last time for nearly four decades that the Florida teenager would walk free.

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Ethnic elders online

New technology is helping African-American seniors in social networking, health, community action and small business.

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Racial profiling is on ‘steroids’

“Well, who are they coming to get now?” That’s what Norman Murray thought as police officers ran in his direction with guns drawn.

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Trayvon’s killer free – for now

George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., was released from jail on bond.

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High school voter registration push shifts into high gear

It’s billed as the 1st Annual Citywide High School Voter Registration and it is scheduled for Friday (April 27) from 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m.

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Look out New York, here comes Kelsea with Shakespeare

For Kelsea Tate, Ridgeway High School senior, Shakespeare has opened many doors. “I love all of Shakespeare’s plays,” Tate said.

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