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Signs of Spring in New Orleans

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Though recent cold temperatures may not reveal that Spring is around the corner, in New Orleans, the return of several

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Ladd inducted into Black College HOF

One of Grambling State University’s most distinguished athletes, Ernie “Big Cat” Ladd, was posthumously inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame on Feb.

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Louisiana Music Factory – More than a record store
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Sometimes a store is more than just a place to shop. The corner grocery, for instance, becomes a spot to catch up on news, complain about or ...
Mardi Gras Indians outside of the Backstreet New Orleans Culture Museum
Merriment on Mardi Gras!
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer There are as many ways to do Mardi Gras as there are people. Any thought of keeping the shutters closed and pretending that it’s just another ...
Stephen Tyrone Williams stars in the horror film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Spike Lee, the old guard of Black Indie filmmaking, gets his mojo back with this classy, urbane vampirish art film that is a beauty to behold. ...
Johnson Publishing selling Ebony and Jet magazine photo archives
By Terry Shropshire Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World) — Johnson Publishing, the mothership company of the beleaguered yet iconic magazines Ebony and Jet has put ...

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer On February 6, 2015 Robert Nesta Marley would have been 70 years old. The legendary Jamaican vocalist and composer who brought reggae music and its message of ...
Singing the praises of ‘Talk That Music Talk’
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Talk That Music Talk – Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans The Traditional Way” Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes & Rachel Breunlin (Center for the Book at the University ...
Carnival 2015, the year of the women’s organizations
Carnival 2015, the year of the women’s organizations
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Carnival 2015 marks the 10th celebration since Hurricane Katrina and by the looks of it, the Mardi Gras women’s movement is evident.
NEW BREED BASS BAND
Krewe du Vieux begs for change and brings on the Brass
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Did you ever stand on a corner enjoying a Mardi Gras parade and it seemed that every marching band ended or began a tune one block away? ...

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