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Mayor Taps Shaun Ferguson to Lead NOPD

Commander Shaun Ferguson will be sworn in as NOPD’s Superintendent on Friday, Jan. 18. 9th Ward Native is a 23-year Veteran of the Police Department Mayor LaToya Cantrell today (Monday, Jan. 14) named NOPD Commander Shaun Ferguson as the next Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department. Mayor Cantrell says she “absolutely” made the right

Fifty-Five Strong: The Largest Congressional Black Caucus Kicks Off the 116th Congress

By Lauren Victoria Burke/NNPA Newswire Contributor As the new Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was handed a large gavel from outgoing Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) it became clear that the new CBC would be making a sizable mark on the next Congress. The new CBC includes the youngest African American woman to be

What We’re Saying: Scrapping 2016 STR Regulations is Simply Unfair

Permits Issued Under 2016 Ordinance Should be Granfathered Protesters gather outside City Hall last Thursday (Jan. 10) as Council debates new STR regs. The people of new Orleans can hardly keep up with what the City Council is doing on the issue of Short-Term Rentals and the rules that governor them. To be sure, it

What We’re Saying: Mayor is Right to Shift Search for NOPD’s Next Leader into High Gear

Now is Not the time to Slow Down The past week was full of surprises, including the fact that current NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison will be leaving New Orleans to become commissioner of Baltimore’s police department, a job that he once said he was not interested in taking. Surprise. Seriously, whatever Supt. Harrison’s reasons for

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