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Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina

Appeals Court Rules 7,000 New Orleans Teachers Unfairly Laid off Post-Katrina

by Julianne Hing on January 17 2014, 4:46PM

Many new recruits to the New Orleans public schools teaching force come via Teach for America.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Big Freedia Talks New Orleans Bounce on MSNBC

Big Freedia Talks New Orleans Bounce on MSNBC

by Jamilah King on October 14 2013, 10:50AM

The Queen of Bounce made an appearance on Melissa Harris-Perry over the weekend to talk about her new reality TV show.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Judge Orders Retrial of Officers in Hurricane Katrina Bridge Shootings

Judge Orders Retrial of Officers in Hurricane Katrina Bridge Shootings

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 10:31AM

Their convictions were thrown out after what a U.S. judge called “grotesque prosecutorial misconduct.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

How One Immigrant Community Secured Itself

How One Immigrant Community Secured Itself

by Aura Bogado on September 3 2013, 7:00AM

New Orleans is the first jurisdiction in the South to opt out of Secure Communities, a federal program that critics say tears immigrant communities apart.

Topics: Immigration

On Hurricane Katrina's Eighth Anniversary New Orleans Residents Continue Rebuilding

On Hurricane Katrina’s Eighth Anniversary New Orleans Residents Continue Rebuilding

by Von Diaz on August 29 2013, 3:03PM

New Orleans appears to be on the rebound and residents who chose to stay or have returned are working hard to revitalize the city.

Topics: /NOW

Watch Twerk Queen Big Freedia Take Over Brooklyn's AfroPunk

Watch Twerk Queen Big Freedia Take Over Brooklyn’s AfroPunk

by Jamilah King on August 26 2013, 1:44PM

It’s a twerk tutorial, so to speak.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Twerking

New Orleans Pre-Schooler Joins World's Oldest High IQ Society

New Orleans Pre-Schooler Joins World’s Oldest High IQ Society

by Jamilah King on July 29 2013, 10:01AM

Yeah, she’s smarter than you.

Topics: /NOW

Big Freedia's 'Queen of Bounce' Reality TV Show to Launch This Fall

Big Freedia’s ‘Queen of Bounce’ Reality TV Show to Launch This Fall

by Jamilah King on June 10 2013, 3:53PM

Bring it on, honey.

Topics: /NOW

Anti-Violence Blogger Among 19 Shot on Mother's Day in New Orleans

Anti-Violence Blogger Among 19 Shot on Mother’s Day in New Orleans

by Brentin Mock on May 13 2013, 1:54PM

Journalist and documentarian Deborah “Big Red” Cotton was one of the 19 people wounded in the tragic shooting during a “second line” Mother’s Day parade yesterday. In total, ten men, seven women and two 10-year-old children were injured. Cotton had…

Topics: National Security, /NOW, Schools & Youth

New Orleans Police Chief Says Curfew Enforcement Isn't Racially Biased

New Orleans Police Chief Says Curfew Enforcement Isn’t Racially Biased

by Jorge Rivas on March 29 2013, 11:23AM

Even though 93 percent of those arrested are black.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

You'll Love This Inspiring Video From New Orleans School Kids

You’ll Love This Inspiring Video From New Orleans School Kids

by Jamilah King on March 12 2013, 1:30PM

Students can be leaders, too.

Topics: /NOW

'Heckuva' Job Brownie' Mocks Super Bowl Blackout

‘Heckuva’ Job Brownie’ Mocks Super Bowl Blackout

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2013, 5:12PM

Racial undertones, anyone?

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Culture of Sexual Abuse in New Orleans Prison Addressed with Consent Decree

by Brentin Mock on December 11 2012, 12:23PM

Agreement between New Orleans sheriff and DOJ includes new safeguards to stop prisoner rape.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW

Undocumented Immigrants in New Orleans Fear Isaac and Deportation

by Jorge Rivas on August 28 2012, 2:57PM

In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans saw a surge of new undocumented immigrants in the city that were drawn by the high paying construction jobs.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

We're One Natural Disaster Away From Another Recession

We’re One Natural Disaster Away From Another Recession

by Imara Jones on August 28 2012, 10:01AM

Our economy is still gravely fragile, and people of color will weather the worst of the storm.

Topics: /NOW

Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls for Coastal Parishes to Voluntarily Evacuate

Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls for Coastal Parishes to Voluntarily Evacuate

by Jorge Rivas on August 27 2012, 1:10PM

The announcement came as tropical Storm Isaac continues west-northwestward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and poses a significant storm surge threat to the northern Gulf coast.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Hurricane Could Hit New Orleans on 7th Anniversary of Katrina

Hurricane Could Hit New Orleans on 7th Anniversary of Katrina

by Jorge Rivas on August 27 2012, 11:23AM

Isaac remains on track to hit New Orleans area as Category 1 hurricane.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

60 Percent of Louisiana Prison Doctors Disciplined by State Med Board

60 Percent of Louisiana Prison Doctors Disciplined by State Med Board

by Jamilah King on July 30 2012, 10:30AM

Louisiana’s is the world’s prison capital — and also a dumping ground for shady doctors.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Blacks Disproportionately Hit by Layoffs at New Orleans Newspaper

Blacks Disproportionately Hit by Layoffs at New Orleans Newspaper

by Jorge Rivas on June 22 2012, 11:06AM

Blacks were disproportionately hit by the layoffs at the The Times-Picayune.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Judge Rules Thousands of School Workers Wrongfully Fired After Katrina

Judge Rules Thousands of School Workers Wrongfully Fired After Katrina

by Jorge Rivas on June 22 2012, 10:36AM

On Thursday, a Louisiana judge ruled that thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the entire city in 2005.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

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