New Orleans: Removal of 3rd Confederate-era monument begins

May 16, 2017 in News

By REBECCA SANTANA and KEVIN MCGILL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Piece-by-piece and in the dead of night, New Orleans’ landscape is changing as city workers take down massive works of […]

New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

April 25, 2017 in News

By JESSE J. HOLLAND and GERALD HERBERT NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks […]

New Orleans wants notice on monuments decision, citing possible unrest

December 5, 2016 in News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is asking a court for advance notice when a decision on the fate of controversial Confederate-era monuments is imminent, citing worries of possible demonstrations, […]

Judge rules against opponents of Confederate statue removal

February 8, 2016 in News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge ruled Friday against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans. Civil District Court Judge Piper […]

New Orleans police arrest Travis Boys, suspect in killing of officer

June 22, 2015 in News, The Buzz

(AP) A man believed to have shot and killed a New Orleans police officer was arrested Sunday morning by a rookie officer and his trainer who spotted the man getting […]

NFL turning to South for 2019, 2020 Super Bowls

May 20, 2015 in Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL will turn to the South for its host cities for the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls. New Orleans, Atlanta, South Florida and Tampa will […]

Katrina flood victims in New Orleans to get payouts from $14 million settlement fund

November 11, 2014 in News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than nine years after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, residents and businesses finally can ask for some compensation — albeit […]

Local pastor Jerry Young elected to head National Baptist Convention

September 5, 2014 in News, Religion

By Lonnie Ross Online Editor Young makes history as the first Mississippi pastor to head the largest African American religious organization in the U.S. The pastor of New Hope Baptist […]