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With Women Imprisonment Rising, Black Females Still to Feel the Brunt of Mass Incarceration

Three years ago, the National Black Women’s Justice Institute partnered with the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide and The Sentencing Project to co-lead the Alice Project, an initiative to end the extreme punishment of women in America and globally.  By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Senior Correspondent The United States incarcerates more of it citizens than […]

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Legislators Mull Raising State Spending Limit at Start of New Session

By Molly RyanLSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE–The Legislature started the 2023 session, and lawmakers, blessed with a large budget surplus, are at odds about whether they should raise the state’s spending limit. Thanks to an influx of federal dollars from hurricane and pandemic relief and an increase in revenue from a temporary 45-cent […]

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House Budget Committee Considers Beefing Up Budgets for Corrections, Youth and Public Safety

By Molly Ryan and Jenna BridgesLSU Manship School News Service BATON ROUGE–The House Appropriations Committee discussed Tuesday (April 11) expanding the budgets for youth, corrections and public safety services as state officials expressed a need to address employee turnover rates through higher salaries. Corrections Department Secretary James LeBlanc underscored the stressful, difficult work his staff […]

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April is Financial Literacy Month: How to Exercise Good Financial Health

Sponsored content from JPMorgan Chase & Co. April is Financial Literacy Month – a perfect time to start building a foundation for a healthy financial future. Good financial health is the foundation on which strong and resilient households, communities and economies are built, but the reality is, many struggle to manage their financial daily lives. […]

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Local Organization Heads to State Capitol May 1 to Demand Reproductive Justice

By Troy Carter IIfor The New Orleans Tribune A community-based non-profit that formed in the late 1980s in response to the AIDS epidemic’s impact on communities of color, Women with Vision has been advocating for African-American and other marginalized women around social conditions and injustices that impact their lives for more than 30 years. With […]