President speaks out about FBI's disclosure of email probe

President Barack Obama warned against FBI "leaks" and "innuendo" in his first public comments about the agency's decision to disclose its new review into emails that could be relevant to Hillary Clinton's use of a private server while she was ...

NAACP files suit in North Carolina on voting registration purge

The NAACP filed suit in federal court on Monday against the North Carolina State Board of Elections, arguing that state officials in at least three counties have canceled "thousands" of voter registrations.

FBI unlikely to conclude Clinton email review prior to election

Washington (CNN)FBI officials are unlikely to finish their review of new emails potentially related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private server before the November 8 election.

The NNPA Launches Historic Black Voter Turnout Project for 2016 Election

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) proudly asserts that, “We are the authentic voice of Black America.” We must use that voice as an urgent clarion call for a massive

Street Justice

Whether it was a gathering of 300 in front of the Triple S Convenience Store, small groups of 50 meeting at area churches, nearly 400 at City Hall, dozens painting signs at LSU, or a thousand marching through downtown; Baton ...

Saints Rookie Delivers Robots to KIPP

When Kipp Leadership Academy fourth-to-sixth grade teacher Kirk Thomas told his students someone famous was coming to visit them, the answers ranged from August Alsina to the president of the United States.

Mayor Landrieu Faces Possible House Arrest, City Held in Contempt

There is now only two days remaining for Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council to come up with "a reasonable plan" or for the Mayor to face possible house arrest until it is done. Civil District Judge ...

Feds and States Successfully Team Up to Prosecute Housing Bias

Three recent and separate enforcement actions involving federal and state agencies together prove how coordinated efforts against housing and credit discrimination can lead to equitable

My Brother’s Keeper Enters a New Phase

While political pundits rush ahead to the 2016 presidential election, President Barack Obama is rallying private-sector, philanthropic and community leaders to launch an independent non-profit

Holding the Loretta Lynch Nomination Hostage

It is ironic that April is Fair Housing Month and the U.S. Senate has yet to schedule a vote on the nomination of the first Black woman to become the nation’s Attorney General. Nominated on November 14, the nomination of ...

In Selma, Ala., Obama Proved that he is ‘Black Enough’

Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he Black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for an appearance at the 2008

Obama Threatens To Veto Corporate Tax Cut Deal For Locking Out Middle Class

The Obama administration on Tuesday threatened to veto a bipartisan tax deal that would reportedly create permanent tax perks for corporations without advancing key tax breaks for middle- and low-income families.

Jackson, Miss., Mayor Lumumba’s Legacy Remembered

Washington, D.C.-area friends and supporters of the late Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba gathered on Saturday, April 12 at the David A. Clarke UDC School of Law in Northwest

Run-off Elections to be held on March 15th

The City of New Orleans held its primary elections for several offices on February 1. Contests were held for several high profile offices; the offices filled during the primaries included the Mayor and several City council races.

Voting Matters

As the citizens of New Orleans get ready for major elections in February, many have offered themselves up for service. And as many have placed their platforms in front of the people