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Longest-serving college president to retire

‘Nothing has brought me greater joy than participating in the growth experiences of innumerable students… ‘ Dr. Norman Francis, the visionary and scholar who led

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Katrina Anniversary renews fight by John McDonogh parents, alum

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Holding a candlelight vigil on Aug. 29, more than 50 people spent the evening of the 9th anniversary of

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Kids’ health suffers when parents go to jail
By Laura Rico Contributing Writer (Special from UC Newsroom and New America Media) – The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2 million people currently behind ...
RTA has not returned to pre-Katrina, levels fewer streetcars and buses
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer On the Ninth Anniversary of Katrina, Ride New Orleans’ Rachel Heiligman notes that “just 36% of the pre-Katrina service offered by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority ...
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Renown saxophonist, Tim Green, dies
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Even in a city where musicians are known to flow easily between a range of styles, Tim Green stood out. The saxophonist who blew with sincere spirituality, ...
PLUS loan fix comes too late for some students
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — A few weeks before thousands of Black college students returned to college campuses to begin the fall semester, the Department of Education issued ...
North Carolina Tea Party directs film industry back to NOLA
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Republican legislators in North Carolina adjourned their 2014 session without renewing the Tar Heel state’s generous tax incentives for film and television production out of a belief ...
Lodges to be built for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale workers as hotels fill
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Companies use on-site trailers to house workers engaged in fracking the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit, and they’ve rented blocks of hotel rooms. But as oilfield and service ...
Federal monitor report critical of NOPD’s‘use of force’ documentation
The latest report on implementation of the NOPD consent decree issued by the federal monitor said that the police department needs to do a better job getting video of events ...
Emergency preparedness plans marginalize Blacks
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This September marks the 10th anniversary for National Preparedness Month. And when it comes to emergency situations, Black communities tend to be among ...

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