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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Voting rights threatened as Voting Rights Act turns 50
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, civil rights groups and leaders, union representatives, elected officials, ...
N.O. murder and rape rise sharply, but overall crime down in 2015
Sen. Vitter says high-profile murder could cripple tourism industry Murders and rapes rose sharply over the first six months of 2015, but overall crime fell during the same period, according ...
Even small, non-threatening imperfections like this hairline crack in the surface cement of the Orleans Outfall Canal floodwall are noted in the regular inspection reports now mandatory in Louisiana.
Post-Katrina reforms make levee, floodwall inspections a daily job
By Bob Marshall The Lens The heat reflecting off the concrete floodwall along Orleans Canal one July morning made the heat index of 109 seem like a joke, but a three-man team ...
Marriage and politics are strange bedfellows? Maybe not
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer John Young and Billy Nungesser breathed a sign of relief last week, though perhaps not as a loudly as Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle, as rumors surface ...

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