January 2012 Archive

Black, Hispanic High School Achievement falls to 30-year low
By Teresa Wiltz Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special to New America Media from America’s Wire) — While achievement levels have improved considerably for minority elementary and middle school students, studies show academic ...
Mayor, NORD commission reach same conclusion; 4 to interview for top job
By Matt Davis thelensnola.org A subcommittee of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission aiming to recommend a new chief executive insisted this afternoon that it is independent, despite following Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s ...
Medicalizing HIV: Will Social Services get squeezed out?
By Zaineb Mohammed Contributing Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (Special from New America Media)- Major medical breakthroughs over the past year in the treatment of HIV/AIDS are setting off some surprising alarm bells.
Calvin Moret, pictured with wife Bernice, is the last surviving New Orleans member of the Tuskegee Airmen. He trained at the Tuskegee Institute in 1943 and 1944, and was commissioned as a flight officer in November 1944
New Orleans honors native son who is a Tuskegee Airman
By Travis M. Andrews The Louisiana Weekly Sometimes, we can learn from history. Mayor Mitch Landrieu honored the last surviving New Orleans member of the Tuskegee Airmen, Calvin Moret, in his office on ...
Tributes, celebrations and traditions
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Brassin’ It Up with the Krewe du Vieux For those whose favorite aspect of Mardi Gras parades is the music, it can be frustrating on the occasions when ...
Views collide at meeting on state’s coastal plan
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer An open house held by the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in New Orleans last week on a draft of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan drew ...
‘Go Red for Women’ call attention to heart disease among women
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The month of February customarily focuses on affairs of the heart; and the American Heart Association is looking to raise awareness well beneath the surface; and with ...
Author Carl Weber’s tour stops in New Orleans
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Fans of popular author Carl Weber can not only get the scoop on his new book, The Family Business, but meet the man behind the words. The ...
Black unemployment rates higher now than at recession’s peak, labor experts say
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspapers) - Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley Labor Center paint a grim picture for the African ...
DNC chair: GOP candidates using ‘code words’ to ‘out right wing’ each other
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz says the racially “divisive” language of the GOP field of presidential candidates has been deliberately crafted to ...

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