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Leon Waters of Hidden History Tours talks about the post-Katrina recovery efforts in the Lower Ninth Ward during the Steeped in History Tour on April 6.

Getting steeped in N.O. Black history

By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Plaques, historic markers and monuments, family albums and stories recounted between generations, or those read in books or watched

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A little defense goes a long way

An MSNBC host had some great advice last week for those fretting over the prospects of spending the next four years with President Donald Trump

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MLK’s legacy for Black America in 2017
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President/CEO, NNPA As the United States of America and the global community salutes, recognizes and commemorates the 88th birthday of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, ...
The MLK legacy, 49 years later
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly, Editor Nearly a half-century ago, an assassin’s bullet extinguished the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine ...
Dread Scott’s flag, “A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday,” on view at Jack Shainman Gallery (2016). Photo courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.
Contemporary Arts Center to fly flag of Dread Scott
[caption id="attachment_23556" align="aligncenter" width="479"] Dread Scott’s flag, “A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday,” on view at Jack Shainman Gallery (2016). Photo courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery. ...
Violence erupts after latest series of fatal cop shootings
Nearly two years after police in Ferguson, Mo. gunned down 18-year-old Michael Brown and several other officer-involved killings led to nationwide protests, two more Black men have been fatally shot ...
Heavily armed white man arrested after firing at cop
A recent incident underscores the racist double standard in U.S. law enforcement with regard to the way Blacks and whites are viewed and treated by the authorities. Last week, at least ...
Darryle Holloway and Judge Lionel Collins post offices approved
Last week, President Barack Obama signed into law two bills designating post offices to be renamed after fallen veteran NOPD Officer Darryle Holloway and Louisiana civil rights legend Judge Lionel ...
What’s happened to school desegregation?
By George E. Curry George Curry Media Columnist May 17 marked the 62nd anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing so-called separate but equal public schools. As ...
Yet, another battle: Substandard rental conditions
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In the New Orleans East house where resident Trina Lackey lived with her son, water crept through the walls and the ceiling, and dripped from the kitchen ...

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