January 2012 Archive

Give Black people a chance
I have for more than two three years now been trying to get the attention of our mayor and city council. I believe that city officials are focusing too much ...
Green drops out of Council-at-large race
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Can an African-American candidate even win a citywide special election anymore in Orleans Parish—post-Katrina? The departure of a major candidate in the At-Large race ...
Native Orleanian celebrates 101st birthday
Relatives of Stella Brown Dejoie are the envy of many. That’s because they are privileged to gain first hand knowledge of a century worth of history from their matriarch.
No wonder our city is in the position it’s in
Re: NORD Commission again stumbles over Open Meetings Act, has to delay decision TIRED? We are. Ever since Hurricane Katrina, our city and state have been bombarded by out of town ...
Numbers, coincidence and providence
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist In the January 8, 2009 BCS Championship Game, victorious Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wore eye black with the inscription John 3:16, causing curious millions of football ...
From trashbag to haute couture: Pastor creates new twist to walking the runway
By Valentine Pierce Contributing Writer Overcoming adversity has been a standard in Sharon Denise Julien’s life since early childhood when she struggled with obesity.
Pastor tells audience to take the risk
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, is pastor of the nationally-renowned Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, once pastored by the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell. ...
RSD turns over 5 schools to charters, closes another; vocational efforts named
By Jessica Williams thelensnola.org The Recovery School District announced today which charter operators next year will manage five schools that are now directly run by the district.
South Carolina shows how far we have to go
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The Republican presidential primary in South Carolina captured the news, but too little attention has been paid to the state itself. South Carolina reflects ...
So many questions, so little time
By Edmund W. Lewis, Editor With a number of local political races less than two months away, Fat Tuesday quickly approaching and this year’s U.S. presidential race heating up, there’s definitely ...

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