December 2011 Archive

Photo by David Baker, The Louisiana Weekly
A Saintly gesture this Holiday Season!
[caption id="attachment_3641" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photo by David Baker, The Louisiana Weekly"][/caption] Joining the many kind and generous folks who kept the true meaning of the holiday season was New Orleans Saints ...
Low-income schools don’t get a fair share of state and local funds
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Education documents that schools serving low-income students are being shortchanged because school districts across the country are inequitably distributing their state and ...
Local bakers show off their sweet offerings on the Food Network
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Christmas came a little early for a couple of local entrepreneurs. Sisters Michele Burton-Otis and Melissa B. Woods, known to many as the CupCake Fairies, got the ...
Did closing the large housing projects in New Orleans create a spike in crime and violence?
One of the post-Katrina policies touted as way of reducing poverty and crime was to demolish most of the large housing projects and disperse the poor throughout the city (and ...
Project aims to shed light on Black men’s lives
Forward Ever Media Center announced earlier this month that the Game Changers Project will return for another one-year cycle starting in January 2012. Established in the fall 2010 as a ...
Tense times for Supreme Court
By Charles D. Ellison Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune) —With many preoccupied by the holiday season, making ends meet and the clowning of the endless ...
THE FAMILY: The new faces of homelessness
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) – At this time of the year, many 20-year-olds have their minds set on the latest I-Phone, a certain brand of jacket or perhaps shoes ...
A Christmas paradigm we must avoid
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist At this proverbial time of proclaiming glory to God in heaven and peace on earth to people of good will, we dote on the nostalgic memories ...
Being overweight not so much a problem, say Black women
(Healthy Living News) — While obese women are less satisfied with the weight-related quality of their lives than other women, Black women claim to have a higher quality of ...
Beloved pianist, Emile Vinette, dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer For over four decades, pianist Emile Vinette brought his great elegance to whatever style of music was before him. The New Orleans native and self-taught musician’s proficiency ...

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