Message for NAACP marchers from a resident near Rosebud, MO. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis American

Being Black in 2014… Mother, daughter endure racist backlash during march

By Rebecca Rivas Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – It was eerily quiet when the group of about 75

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New NAACP head was Sen. Landrieu foe

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The election of former Judge Morris Reed to succeed Danatus King as head of the Local NAACP puts a curious

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Above, products by Rock Avenue Bowties, a “ostreuce” ostrich bow tie and the “doomsday” pocket square. Rock Avenue is the brand of ex-Saint Malcolm Jenkins
Local artist provides resources for local fashion professionals
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer If the success of Fashion Week New Orleans and NOLA Fashion Week weren’t proof enough that New Orleans is making its mark in the fashion industry; Briana ...
NOLA for Life symposium addresses murder, Black male unemployment
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Two years after launching an unprecedented murder-reduction strategy for New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted a two-day symposium this month to flesh out the successes of his ...
Dust from Kinder Morgan’s coal terminal clouds Highway 23 in Myrtle Grove.  Courtesy of Bryan Ernst
Gulf coal exports grow as Northwestern U.S. shuns terminals
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Plaquemines Parish resident Linda Ramil has removed coal dust for years from her furniture, yard and car. She lives near Kinder Morgan’s International Marine Terminal or IMT, ...
The reasons why Mary Landrieu is departing the world of politics
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Almost immediately when Mary Landrieu concluded her concession speech with the words, “You haven’t heard the last from me,” an excited speculation raced through the demoralized ...
Charter School votes to return to OPSB governance
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In a historic vote, the Friends of King Schools charter board unanimously decided last week to return Dr. King Charter School to local governance under the ...
Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae chapter hosts a royal reunion
By Dr. Adrell Lawrence Pinkney Contributing Writer In 1964, the members of New Orleans Alumnae (NOA), reflecting on the disparity in the lives of young ladies in the Greater New Orleans area ...
NOPD makes some progress, according to IG report
The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Wednesday released a report titled “Performance Audit of the New Orleans Police Department Central Evidence & Property Section (CE&P).” OIG auditors ...
Landrieu, Civil Service win ruling that aimed to stop personnel overhaul
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Ethel Julien on Wednesday stymied an effort by three of the city’s largest employee associations seeking to block key provisions of ...

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