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Plantations, Prisons and Profits: Louisiana Incarcerated

By CHARLES M. BLOW Published: May 25, 2012 OP-ED COLUMNIST New York Times

“Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. Louisiana’s incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran’s, seven times China’s and 10 […]

NAPO/MXGM statement on the passing of our Comrade Geronimo ji Jaga

on Jun 11, 2011 The New Afrikan Peoples Organization and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement salute the life of our brother and comrade Geronimo ji Jaga. The life of Geronimo, or “G” as he was affectionately known, represents a freedom fighter that sacrificed and loved Afrikan people and humanity. Geronimo was given the name Elmer […]

Law & Disorder: An Investigation into Racially Motivated Police Shootings by New Orleans Police Post Katrina

An on-air and online investigation into questionable police shootings by the New Orleans Police Department in the wake of Katrina. 1: The Torched Corpse

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Officer fired at unarmed, fleeing man, partner tells federal jury in Henry Glover case

By Brendan McCarthy and Laura Maggi, staff writers Times-Picayune Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 11:45 PM Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 7:13 AM

Those on trial in the Henry Glover case are, from top left, Robert Italiano, Travis McCabe, Greg McRae, Dwayne Scheuermann and David Warren. The car is the one in which Glover's […]

Henry Glover trial begins for 5 current and former New Orleans police officers

Laura Maggi, The Times-Picayune Published: Monday, November 08, 2010, 7:37 AM Updated: Monday, November 08, 2010, 9:31 AM

Henry Glover with his daughter, Nehemiah Short, sometime before September 2005.

Two years after they launched the first in a series of civil rights probes into the New Orleans Police Department, which have resulted in charges against […]

Prosecutors Charge White Man for Racially Motivated Shooting in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina, federal prosecutors have charged a white man with federal hate crimes for his role in the racially motivated shooting of three black men in the aftermath of the storm. The five-count indictment accuses Roland Bourgeois of plotting to defend his Algiers Point neighborhood in New Orleans from “outsiders” […]

Nearly 5 Years After Katrina, African American Fishing Community in Louisiana Faces New Struggle in Oil Spill Devastation

Democracy Now!’s Anjali Kamat visits the town of Phoenix, Louisiana on the east bank of Plaquemines Parish, an area that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She speaks to Reverend Tyronne Edwards, a pastor and longtime community activist who spearheaded efforts to rebuild the largely African American fishing community after Katrina. In the aftermath […]