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Dillard University, established in 1869 and ranked No. 13 among all HBCUs in the 2014 U. S. News and World Reports Best College Rankings, held commencement exercisers on May 9 for 247 graduates.

New Congressional Caucus champions HBCUs

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A little help may be on the way for historically Black colleges and universities struggling against

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Xavier names new president

Less than a week after its star-studded graduation, Xavier University announced that it has tapped C. Reynold Verret, the provost and vice president for academic

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City leaders, NOPD take aim at false alarms
Emails show Serpas proposed similar changes to law four years ago A new ordinance aimed at reducing false alarms is also designed to help the NOPD to cut down on what ...
N.O. NAACP branch prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary
The New Orleans Branch of the NAACP recently announced its plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its founding in the Crescent City. The Centennial Celebration will kick off June ...
Marilyn Mosby is the latest example of why Black lawyers matter
By Yolanda Young Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This article is sponsored by The Cochran Firm, lawyers for the parents of John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by police near Dayton, ...
Louisiana may see sales tax hike
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer To plug Louisiana’s $1.6 billion deficit, the budget fixes proposed in this year’s legislative session can best be called “confused.” Seemingly contradictory bills are coming ...
Dept. of Children and Family Services look to recruit additional foster families
Baton Rouge, LA — The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced that it’s seeking suitable families and individuals to serve as foster parents for the more than 4,300 ...
Who’s your favorite father? Give him recognition at annual celebration
New Orleans, LA — This Father’s Day, some devoted dads in New Orleans will get more than just a new tie. The sixth annual Favorite Fathers Celebration, an event co-sponsored by ...
Baseball icon Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron donates $10,000 to Eddie G. Robinson Museum
By Angelita Faller Contributing Writer GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA – A reception honoring baseball great Henry “Hank” Aaron and former members of the Atlanta Braves to raise money for the Eddie G. Robinson Museum ...
Sen. Murray’s equal pay bill passes in La. Senate
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On May 12, the Louisiana State Senate passed SB 219, an equal pay bill sponsored by Sen. Edwin Murray, D-New Orleans, and designed to prevent gender-based ...

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