Sheriff Alleges Mayor Behind the Takeover of the Orleans Parish Prison

Sheriff Alleges Mayor Behind the Takeover of the Orleans Parish Prison

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, C.C. Campbell-Rock, Posted: Jun 22, 2016

Negotiations are currently underway in the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) attempt to take control of the Orleans Parish Prison from the city’s first Black sheriff.

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Convicted


North Star News Today, News Report, Frederick Lowe and Burney Simpson, Posted: Jun 22, 2016

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted longtime U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) of bribery, mail fraud and 27 other charges. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Senate Rejects Murphy Background-Check Provision and ‘Terror Gap’ Bill


The Hartford Guardian, News Report, Posted: Jun 21, 2016

For the second time since the slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the U.S. Senate has rejected an effort to expand FBI background checks of gun purchasers.


Ahead of SCOTUS Ruling, Getting the Message Out to Central Valley Immigrants


New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Jun 10, 2016

As they wait for a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, advocates are preparing immigrant communities for three possible outcomes.

Bill Clinton Becomes First U.S. President to Visit Richmond


Richmond Pulse, News Report, Mitzi Perez, Posted: Jun 08, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton visited Richmond the day before the primary election to campaign in support of his wife and possible Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Trump: We Welcome Bernie Supporters With Open Arms


Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Jun 08, 2016

Trump announced he will be giving a speech next week about "all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons."


NAFTA’s Failures Finally Get Air Time, Thanks to Trump


New America Media, Commentary, Louis Nevaer, Posted: Jun 07, 2016

NAFTA’s market failures have festered sores that Donald Trump has masterfully pointed out.

Hey Bernie, Hillary: Do You Really Care About Police Brutality in Calif., or Do You Just Want Votes?


The Root, Commentary, Posted: Jun 06, 2016

Former Bay Area resident Amy Alexander ponders the California Democratic primary and the motives and policies of presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton when it comes to the policing of black and brown communities.


AGING IN THE FIELDS: No Alternative But to Keep Working


Capital & Main/New America Media , News Feature, David Bacon, Posted: May 30, 2016

Like thousands of undocumented farmworkers, Anastasia Flores has aged faster than her 56 years. They pay Social Security, but can’t get its benefits in old age.


New Voting Laws Block Little Fraud--But Many Elders, Women, Minorities


New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 25, 2016

Voter-ID laws in some states are blocking lower-income minority and naturalized citizens--along with many elders--from their right to vote.

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