Cornelius Clay, Jordan Johnson and Bobby Barnes are among the first students of St. Mary’s Male Academy which opened its doors this school term.

Historic all-girls school opens Male Academy

St. Mary’s Academy ushered in a new historic era recently opening the doors to its Male Academy. Serving boys in grades four through seven, the

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U.S. Dept of Commerce announces $2.1M investment in resiliency projects

By David T. Baker Associate Editor The U.S. Economic Development Administration announced last week that it will continue to support recovery in New Orleans and

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Katrina week marked by upswing in violence
As the city of New Orleans paused last week to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and its chaotic aftermath, some crime experts have predicted that the city would ...
Public offices discriminate against Black Americans
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck ...
Black-white views of Katrina recovery differ sharply, poll finds
Despite declarations of a “new” New Orleans and a reinvented, world-class city that has moved beyond race, a new poll conducted by the Public Policy Research Lab at Louisiana State ...
A Journey of Discovery: Civil Rights tales of many cities
Sandra Starks McCollum Contributing Writer On a hot, humid morning on July 22, 2015, a crowd of about 200 school children and 20 adult chaperones gathered excitedly in New Orleans in anticipation ...
Amelia Boynton remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died August 26 in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights ...
Pres. Obama touts resiliency of residents 10 years after Katrina
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer As President Obama moved from house to house down Magic Street — hugging, shaking hands and chatting with residents of the brand new mixed-income development in Tremé ...
Pres. Obama to commemorate Katrina Anniversary in N.O.
Residents reflect on struggles, ‘progress’ in post-Katrina New Orleans In his latest Katrina Pain Index report, civil rights attorney Bill Quigley shared statistics that paint a grim reality facing the city’s ...
Court backs new trial for convicted Danzigercops
Five former NOPD officers found guilty of killing two unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge in eastern New Orleans less than a week after Hurricane Katrina will get a new ...

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