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Scholarship to honor memory of legendary N.O. coach and mentor

By Ro Brown Contributing Writer Legendary high school coach Felix “Zoo” James was all about giving back. Fittingly, months after his death, his memory continues

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Franklin Avenue Baptist Church host Fatherhood & Family Summit

NEW ORLEANS, LA – New York Knicks Assistant General Manager and former two-time NBA All-Star Allan Houston, along with award winning journalist & CEO of

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Breaking the Line tackles the Black athlete phenoms in college football
By Ro Brown Contributing Writer It’s a book that should be required reading for all prospective and current Black college football players. Samuel G. Freedman is the author of a book titled Breaking ...
GSU to pay Jackson State for lost revenue
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner) – The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced Nov. 13 that it plans to assist Jackson State University with an undisclosed amount ...
Attending St. Augustine High School’s Reunion Week, were members of the 1963 football team and coaching staff that were the first to capture a State Championship title for the school. From left to right, first row: Assistant Coach Otis Washington, McArthur McLaughlin, Ernest Irving, John Roussell, John Walker, Alvin Lee, Coach Eddie Flint, second row, Noel Fouche, Glenn Alexander, Alfred Jenkins, Charles Richard, Ellsworth McKendall, Jayson Blunt; third row, Sam Castle, Trainer Eric Fobbs, Charles Manego, Irvin Hawthorne, Danny Bakewell, Sidney Logan, Anthony Lowery and Walter Goodwin.
Purple Knights celebrate Golden Moment in History
By Ro Brown Contributing Writer 50 years ago. Half a century. The latter sounds longer ago than the former. For one fall weekend, it seemed like only yesterday to a group of mostly ...
Hornets become Pelicans
By Christoper Tidmore Contributing Writer The New Orleans Hornets basketball team was re-dubbed the Pelicans, in an announcement by the team’s new majority owner Tom Benson on Thursday.
Shreveport twins say, ‘Make room, Venus & Serena’
By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer They are already being compared to Venus and Serena Williams, just in different sports. Actually, a variety of sports. Jocelyn Walker and Chelsey Walker ...
An Analysis-Are Pres. Obama and other trailblazers victims of the ‘first Black’ syndrome?
(Special from New America Media and Loop21) – Adulation and the perks of celebrity should accompany becoming the first of your race or ethnic group to achieve international acclaim or ...
Retired athletes excited about chance to inspire young people in N.O.
By Ro Brown Contributing Writer If you are a basketball fan you are familiar with names like Oscar Robertson, Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Dave Cowens and Archie Clark. They were teammates…not on ...
The Olympics in retrospect N.O.’s own Audrey Patterson Tyler set the London Olympics on fire
By Ro Brown Contributing Writer Fanny Blankers-Koen was fast! So fast, that the sprinter from the Netherlands was the star of the 1948 Summer Olympic Games — the last time London hosted ...

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