March 2014 Archive

Yenni seeks second term as mayor of Kenner
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Mayor Mike Yenni’s eyes light up when he shares his dream for Kenner’s Lakefront. “I see the future of Laketown as a true regional destination. My vision ...
Former Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris was a U.S. Army Green Beret. President Barack Obama has awarded him the Medal of Honor for valor in Vietnam. White House photo
Medal of Honor ceremony rights a lot of past wrongs
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from - President Barack Obama has awarded the Medal of Honor to 24 U.S. Army veterans who did not receive the nation’s ...
Orleans Parish School Board meeting meets with resistance
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer The issues of economic development and securing contracts for disadvantaged businesses continue to embroil discussions at the Orleans Parish School Board, which met March 18 for an ...
In Louisiana for every dollar a man earns, a woman earns 67 cents An African-American woman in La. earns only 49 cents to every dollar earned by a white male; while Hispanic women earn 57 cents. Source: Louisiana Fair Pay Task Force
New report reveals huge disparity in gender wage gap in Louisiana
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer Women in the United States earn less than men for the same work, and Louisiana’s gender wage gap is the second worst in the nation.
Nation suffers because of underrepresentation of Black women in politics
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The gaping underrepresentation of women of color on the political stage deeply undermines the American ideal of democratic representation.
OysterBreak rings are a reef-building product from Water Challenge winner ORA Estuaries. Courtesy of ORA Estuarie
Region’s water woes addressed at Entrepreneur Week
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer At last Monday’s fourth annual Water Challenge, an event during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week or NOEW 2014, business owners vied for $50,000 in seed money for ventures ...
Cleopatra and Nathaniel A. Pendleton, Sr., parents of Hadiya Pendleton, also were recipients of the NNPA Foundation award. Photo by Roy Lewis
Parents of Hadiya Pendleton ‘still mourning’
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA National Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After a long day of travelling, then networking on Capitol Hill, Nathaniel and Cleopatra Pend­leton returned to their downtown Washington, D.C., hotel and ...
The infusion of Cuban music continues in the New Orleans music scene
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer In recent months, the rhythms of Cuba pervaded the New Orleans music scene more than ever. The group Interactivo not only played its own gig at Tipitina’s ...
PowerMoves.NOLA to aid minority entrepreneurs
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The landscape of post-Katrina New Orleans has proven increasingly friendly to entrepreneurs. A new startup, PowerMoves.NOLA, hopes to make the city a hub for minority entrepreneurs. ...
St. Katharine Drexel Prep’s inaugural ‘Remember When’ Fest is April 5
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The school’s name has changed, but the legacy of sisterhood continues. Remember When—A Festival on Magazine Street, held annually for two decades to benefit Xavier University ...

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