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Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans still be New Orleans?   |   April 10, 2014
By Maureen O'Hagan, Equal Voice News NEW ORLEANS ­-- When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it exposed to the world what locals already knew. This vibrant...

 

The tricky business of measuring progress eight years after Hurricane Katrina   |   August 29, 2013
Define "progress." For those in government, it typically means economic growth and improvements in quality of life that boost confidence among wealthy investors....

 

On immigration, cutting the ties between enforcement and legalization   |   June 22, 2012
The cover of Time Magazine released on June 14 featured Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and 35 other undocumented immigrants. The next day, Secretary of...

 

Feds file first criminal charges related to BP Gulf spill   |   April 25, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica Two years after oil from a BP well began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges alleging that...

 

In Mississippi, identities of pardon applicants must be public   |   January 13, 2012
By Dafna Linzer, ProPublica The legality of last-minute clemency decisions by outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appears to hinge on whether the recipients gave sufficient...

 

Troy Davis case shows need for eyewitness identification reform   |   September 22, 2011
The long struggle to save the life of Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis ended last night at 11:08 p.m., when Davis -- who maintained his innocence to the very end -- was...

 

Gulf Watch: Link between lead exposure and crime has implications post-Katrina   |   July 12, 2007
A recent study has found that children exposed to lead at a young age are more likely to commit crimes as juveniles and adults. That has big implications for the future of New...

 

CitiFinancial's Treasure Trove for Identity Thieves   |   June 21, 2005
The recent spate of thefts and lost records at banks and credit companies, which have rendered millions of consumers vulnerable to fraud and identity theft, is nothing new. From...

 

Law and Disorder (1990)   |   December 1, 1990
Excerpt from The Cover Section: The current focus on "crime in the streets" diverts public attention from much deadlier and costlier "crime in the suites." Corporate price fixing...

 

The Meaning of the McSurely Case (1983)   |   August 31, 1983
VOLUME XI, NO 5 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER, 1983 The Meaning Of The McSurely Case - A Seventeen Year Inquisition, The Jews of Memphis, Yazoo City's Jerry Clower CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS 2...

 

Not No Easy Business (1983)   |   June 30, 1983
Excerpt From the Cover Story:  "It's not easy on your psyche. It's not easy on your self-esteem. It's not easy with being arrested. It's not easy getting bad customers. It's not...

 

Prevailing Voices, Stories of Triumph and Survival (1982)   |   August 31, 1982
Excerpt from "Bucking the System": (Lumberton), smaller towns and the vast farm lands owned chiefly by whites and Lumbee Indians follow a tradition of segregation. Robeson also...

 

Still Life (1978)   |   September 30, 1978
Excerpt from Introduction: Late one summer evening in Atlanta, a 20-year-old man walked into a suburban superette and paused to examine the magazine rack. When the store's only...