Moton Elementary School on Abundance Street seen through the fence that surrounds its yard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared the school and area around it a Superfund Site in 1994.

OPSB must pay $12M to students who attended school atop hazardous waste site

By Marta Jewson The Lens A civil district court judge has ordered the Orleans Parish School Board to pay about $12 million to 1,433 former

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New Orleans City Council to consider limited rollback on Airbnb licenses

By Charles Maldonado The Lens The New Orleans City Council advanced a proposal Thursday to limit the number of apartments that can be offered in

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The Penalty for the wrongfully accused
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer In a perfect world, Damon Thibodeaux would receive an apology for the 15 years he spent on death row, mostly in solitary confinement, in Louisiana’s notorious Angola ...
N.O. residents receive an update on monument removal
Less than three months before he leaves office, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is laying out a path forward for four prominent public spaces where Confederate-era monuments once stood. In ...
Professor who calls Blacks, Hispanics more violent than whites appointed to Trump’s Sentencing Commission
By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer via DiversityInc) — A former federal prosecutor who once said Blacks and Hispanics are more violent than whites has been tapped to ...
Brusly, La. teacher arrested after allegedly attacking a child
A West Baton Rouge Parish elementary school teacher is facing charges of battery and cruelty to juveniles, stemming from an incident in her classroom last month.
The appointee behind the move to add ‘citizenship’ to the Census
By Justin Elliott ProPublica In December, the Department of Justice requested that the Census Bureau add a question to the 2020 survey that would ask respondents to reveal whether or not they ...
Lawmakers in the U. S. Senate seek to gut fair housing
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer In just a few weeks, civil rights and housing advocates will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Just six days following the assassination of ...
New Orleans, and its police department accused of secretly using controversial software to combat crime
Explosive allegations recently surfaced that accuse the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Police Department of secretly using policing technology in its effort to fight crime. But City ...
Washington, D.C. area classmates, from left, Sally Egan, Emma McMillan and Avery Brooks were among the tens of thousands of students nationwide who took to the streets last week, on a school day, seeking better gun control.
Students across nation march for gun control
By Amiyah King Contributing Writer (Trice Edney News Wire/Howard University News Service) — Tens of thousands of high school students across America were marked with an unexcused absence last Wednesday, but everyone ...

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