February 2018 Archive

Feds forgive post-Katrina debt for Xavier, Dillard and SUNO
Xavier University, Dillard University and Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans’ three historically Black universities, and Tougaloo College in Mississippi, another HBCU, will see about $330 million in post-Katrina ...
Voluntary relocation, construction limits among the options to deal with rising water along La. coast
By Della Hasselle The Lens After meeting with about 4,000 residents over the course of a year, state leaders are working on a report that could reimagine how communities in southeastern Louisiana ...
Knowing your vital signs is important
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Anytime you go to the doctor, typically the first things that he/she begins to measure are your Vital Signs.
N.O. man still waiting to be freed after eight years with no trial
The U.S. Constitution guarantees every citizen who has been charged with a crime the right to a speedy trial. Unless, of course, you live in New Orleans.
HIV rates remain high in the Black community
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was Wednesday, February 7, but if you missed the parade that acknowledged the day, you’re not ...
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Triple-header
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer It’s a triple-header for Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah who performs at the Contemporary Arts Center on three consecutive nights, Wednesday, February 21 through Friday, February 23. It ...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s declaration of dependence
By Jesse Eisiner ProPublica In early February, the Federal Reserve delivered its most significant punishment of a major bank in a generation, sanctioning Wells Fargo for its pattern of customer exploitation.
New Poor People’s March kicks off this Spring
By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — For more than a year, the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, former North Carolina NAACP president, has been crisscrossing the country issuing a clarion ...
Jefferson Parish’s future carnival seasons facing crisis
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Just what is the fate of the Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras? Crowds, riders, and even some krewes have decamped to St. Charles Avenue. ...
George Washington Carver, a former slave, still a towering figure in science, education
More than 75 years after his passing, George Washington Carver remains a towering figure in Black history, American history, and in the fields of agriculture and science. But as heralded as ...

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