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Members of the Sophomore Class of St. Mary's Academy in 1937.

St. Mary’s Academy celebrates 150 years

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer In a city that cherishes its history, St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans East continues to cement its place in

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N.O. East has seldom flooded since Katrina

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer In the 1960s and later, developers built man-made lakes or retention ponds in residential communities in New Orleans East, which

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St. James residents oppose proposed pipeline
By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer On August 1, representatives from Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) met with community members and environmental advocates in St. James Parish for a Bayou Bridge Pipeline project information ...
Civil rights groups urge Black parents to lead on ESSA state plans
By Shayla Simmons Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Sirraya Gant, the mother of two sons who graduated from high schools in Washington, D.C. said that getting involved in her older son’s academic ...
Principals file paperwork to convert Ben Franklin, Bethune elementary schools to charters
By Marta Jewson The Lens Two elementary school principals involved in a failed bid this spring to convert New Orleans’ remaining traditional schools to charters have filed paperwork saying they want to ...
Nayita Wilson, author of PR That PRopels: A Strategic Guide for Winning Public Strategies, at a recent book signing.
PR strategist and Louisiana Weekly contributor pens new book
Nayita Wilson, public relations strategist and long-term contributing writer for The Louisiana Weekly, has authored and released a new book, PR That PRopels, which is geared towards empowering visionaries, entrepreneurs, ...
'The Talk' television commercial features African-American women discussing the realities of being Black in America and warning their children about racism.
Procter & Gamble’s ‘The Talk’ ad stirs race debate
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – Procter & Gamble kicked off the 10th anniversary celebration of the “My Black is Beautiful” campaign by releasing a commercial titled “The Talk,” ...
S&WB drowns residents in lies following August flood
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Robin Grisaffe and a friend were caught on the I-10 bridge in creeping traffic and increasing rain as the waters rose around the city. “Traffic was ...
‘Significant work’ remains on NOPD consent decree
City, NOPD hope to be done by 2020 In August 2013, the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Police Department began implementing a federally mandated, 492-point consent decree aimed ...
Homes in Eastern New Orleans
New Orleans East responds to demographic pushes and pulls
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Since development took off in New Orleans East more than 50 years ago, the area’s racial and ethnic mix has shifted, influenced by national policies—especially as they ...

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