January 2018 Archive

SUS president, others seek public’s help to avoid higher education cuts
The president of the Southern University System has written an open letter with reaction to Gov. John Bel Edwards proposed potential $1 billion cut to Louisiana’s higher education budget and ...
State embraces CTE as path forward for job creation
By Michael Stein Contributing Writer Over the past five years, there has been a profound philosophical shift in how the Louisiana Department of Education approaches career and technical education (CTE). Once seen ...
Obesity increases risk of diabetes for Blacks
By Marla Paul-Northwestern Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Black and white people have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over ...
City of New Orleans celebrates Third Annual Allen Toussaint Day
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Composer, producer and performer Allen Toussaint passed away in 2015, having changed the world and its appreciation for New Orleans music. Since the first anniversary of ...
New Orleans non-profit unites shared cultures for good cause
By Jade Myers Contributing Writer On January 13, rhythm met cuisine for the inaugural Les Enfants d’Abord’s Fête d’ Hiver, which brought together Senegalese and New Orleans cultures to raise money for ...
The debate over Trump’s offshore drilling proposals
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer While the immigration debate has consumed media discussion in recent days, less noticed is how the Trump Administration’s proposal to allow offshore drilling in U.S. territorial waters—in ...
Shepherd’s mission: Department dedicated to re-entry of ex-cons
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Media coverage decried former State Senator-turned-ex-con Derrick Shepherd attending a transition meeting with Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell at a local church. Subsequent speculation arose as to ...
Photo courtesy of Urban Bush Women
CAC welcomes New York-based dance company
[caption id="attachment_27616" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Urban Bush Women[/caption] By Jade Myers Contributing Writer New York-based dance company Urban Bush Women have returned to New Orleans, celebrating nearly 30 years of collaboration ...
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Black Republican Rep says Trump ‘must apologize’ for ‘sh*thole’ remarks
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — President Donald Trump, who has constantly denied being a racist, is now embroiled in a growing controversy after he referred to African countries, ...
Joseph Pierre Boudreaux, Big Chief Monk of the Golden Eagles
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Musicians who made 2017 memorable
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Joseph Pierre Boudreaux, Big Chief Monk of the Golden Eagles, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at OffBeat magazine’s Best of the Beat ceremony, Thursday, ...

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