African Americans now finishing high school at record levels

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the

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School Bd. member pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Ira Thomas, a former NOPD officer, who most recently served as SUNO’s police chief and stepped down from his post as a member of the

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Denzel Washington to deliver Dillard commencement address
Two-time Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will deliver the address at Dillard University on Saturday, May 9, when 247 students of Dillard University’s Class of 2015 walk ...
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NOMA connects our Congo to the Kongo in new exhibit
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Traces of African roots are ingrained in New Orleans culture. Pieces of traditions, music, rituals, cuisine, and art among other cultural mediums were influenced by a kingdom ...
OPSB puts off contract vote for superintendent to discuss details
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board delayed a vote last week on its new superintendent’s contract because board members want to further discuss details in the agreement. For about ...
RSD says it’s ready to engage community
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In the past, engaging the community in the decision regarding which charter operator would move into which New Orleans neighborhood was not an official part of ...
S.C. subcommittee votes to close state’s only HBCU
By Roberto Alejandro Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – A South Carolina House subcommittee has recommended the state’s only historically Black higher education institution, South Carolina State ...
Legislators talk of SUNO/UNO merger
Just four years after Louisiana lawmakers mulled over a bill proposing to merge historically Black Southern University at New Orleans with predominantly white University of New Orleans, the state legislature ...
Myth that there are more Black men in prison than college is debunked
In a 2013 column for The Root, Howard University professor and Congressional Black Caucus Foundational analyst Ivory A. Toldson said that the myth about there being more Black men ...
SUNO conference on dyslexia set for Feb. 19
Ten to 15 percent of the population in the U.S. has dyslexia, yet only five out of every 100 dyslexics are recognized and receive assistance, according to the Dyslexia Research ...

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