August 2011 Archive

Native artisan to show at NOMA with a collection celebrating the 90th birthday of Chef Leah Chase
By Kelly Parker The Louisiana Weekly The relationship between native artist Gustave Blache III and the legendary queen of Creole cuisine Leah Chase is that of two old friends; despite their (50-plus) ...
Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, a dream come true
By Geraldine Wyckoff The Louisiana Weekly Big Chief Little Charles Taylor of the White Cloud Hunters Indian gang and Joe Jenkins, who played percussion alongside Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr., quietly sat ...
Fielkow resigns Council, accepts position in sports profession
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly When Arnie Fielkow was first running for the City Council, he did something usual for a candidate. He told an uncomfortable truth. When asked if he were ...
Katrina Pain Index 2011: Race, gender, poverty
By Bill Quigley and Davida Finger The Louisiana Weekly Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. The impact of Katrina and government bungling continue to inflict major pain on the ...
Minorities worry about their children’s health
MICHIGAN — The top 10 children’s health concerns among people of all races include childhood obesity, drug abuse, and smoking and teen pregnancy, according to a recent poll by the ...
Money woes drive Black smoker rates down
PISCATAWAY, NJ — A new report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that increasing cigarette prices combined with other social and economic factors appear to be behind the ...
Mother of Danziger victim still seeking justice
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor Sherell Johnson would like nothing more than to bury her murdered son, James Brissette Jr., and give him a final resting place. But for now ...
New Orleans’ airport plans slated for environmental scrutiny
By Susan Buchanan The Louisiana Weekly Anyone who lives or works near an airport flight path knows how earsplitting jets speeding overhead can be. Plans to rebuild or expand Louis Armstrong New ...
New study highlights La.’s growing hunger crisis
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana and Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, on Thursday re­leased a new study which reveals that 22 percent ...
Owning a home still a viable option for people of color
Minority real estate professionals, financial services executives, analysts, and others departed the 64th Annual Convention in New Orleans hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) determined to ...

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