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NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE

 

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MAYOR CANTRELL CALLS HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY PROPOSAL FOR NEW TAX “INADEQUATE”

Shortly after local hospitality industry leaders held a press conference today (Thursday, Dec. 6) to tout a proposal to seek legislative approval of a new .55 percent hospitality tax that would go to the city of New Orleans to address infrastructure needs, Mayor LaToya Cantrell released a statement, calling the plan “inadequate.” “I’m happy to

City’s Real-time Crime Center Marks First Year

Earlier this week, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other city marked the first anniversary of the City’s Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC) by touting the success and growth of the crime-fighting initiative. “We have seen the center, in real time, prevent crimes from happening. We’ve seen — in real time — how it’s allowed us to solve and

Study: Firearms Cause Sharp Drop in Life Expectancy for Black Americans

By Gina Cherelus Atlanta Daily World Guns caused the life expectancy of black Americans to drop by more than four years from 2000 to 2016, twice as much as the decline in life expectancy of white Americans during the same period, according to an academic study published on Tuesday. Assault with firearms accounted for more than three

Indictments and Trials Finally Come in Police Shootings of Blacks, Minorities

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Recent indictments and convictions suggest a swinging pendulum, and at least some cracks in the “Blue Wall” that all too often conspires to hide details and protect officers guilty of unjust shootings of African Americans and others. Prosecutors in Chicago have won an indictment, alleging that three Windy

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