May 2012 Archive

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N.O.-based Black writers group to celebrate two-year milestone
A New Orleans-based minority writers group is hosting a series of public readings this summer in celebration of its two-year anniversary. The group, MelaNated Writers Collective, plans to begin ...
Wisdom from two legendary political professionals
By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Just before the politics of a presidential election year turns scorching hot, it may help to study observations from two influential African-American politicians of a past ...
White evangelicals on the wrong side of history – again
By Rev. Amos C. Brown NNPA Guest Columnist Throughout the diabolical devastation of slavery to the turbulent tragedies and injustices endured during the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights Movement, many ...
Voting Rights Act survives court test
By Chriss Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Last week, in a case closely watched around the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled ...
Three journeys to eternal life
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist For nine days after Jesus had ascended into heaven, some 120 believers were locked up in the upper room where they prayed the first novena in ...
The Hard Truth – Bamboozled!, Part II
By Min. J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Columnist Part II When President Obama took the political risk of openly endorsing gay marriage, it should have sent a message to the Black Nation inside the ...
The decline of ‘The Times’—a wakeup call?
Last week the Times-Picayune announced it would end its role as the city’s only daily print newspaper. After 175 years of publication the paper will start publishing three days per ...
Teacher job application asked race, gender and marital status
By Jessica Williams thelensnola.org Until this past Tuesday, teachers applying to work in the four charter schools in the Capital One-New Beginnings net­work were required to disclose their race, gender and marital ...
How Louisiana became the prison capitol of the world
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – The share of Louisiana’s population that is locked up in jails or prisons is triple that of Iran and seven times ...
Hot spots: Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy and N.O. Oyster Fest
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Have you tried that raccoon yet?” a smiling Kermit Ruffins asks the audience from the stage at his new spot, Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy. “It’s sooo dee-licious!”

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