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FEBRUARY 2017 ISSUE

 

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UNCF New Orleans Mayor’s Masked Ball Raises $1.7 million

Close to 1,000 business, civic and education leaders joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the fourth annual UNCF New Orleans Mayor’s Masked Ball on Saturday, March 18 at the Hyatt Regency, where $1.7 million was raised for deserving students attending UNCF colleges and universities. The mayor’s Masked Ball culminated a year of initiatives designed to provide the

GET OUT: The Escape from Black Misconceptions

By Morgan Lawrence Subtle racism manifests into a manhunt after Chris meets his girlfriend’s sadistic family in a secluded suburban neighborhood. This R-rated horror film follows an interracial couple, Chris and Rose, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams (Girls, Peter Pan Live!). Meeting the parents is awkward for all couples, but an interracial relationship

Lawsuit Alleges State Judges in Bossier Parish Routinely Violate Constitutional Rights of Poor Charged with Minor Offenses

From a press release SHREVEPORT, La. – A federal class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of poor people charged with minor crimes in Bossier Parish, where orders from the 26th Judicial District Court result in days, and sometimes weeks, of jail time for people unable to afford bail or an application fee for the

Mayor Landrieu Responds ICE Report Naming New Orleans as Uncooperative

Mayor Mitch Landrieu reiterated today (Tuesday, March 21) in a prepared statement that the city’s law enforcement officers won’t be joining Donald Trump’s “deportation force.” “First and foremost, the NOPD does now and will continue to follow federal laws and focus on arresting people who commit crime, regardless of their immigration status,” Landrieu’s statement read.
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