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Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival

Before Jazz Fest, there was the Afro-American Arts Festival

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Beginning in February 1968, before “Negro History Week” eventually became Black History Month, the Dillard University group African Americans

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New Orleans libraries seek millage hike to expand hours and branches

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer “Forty percent of adults in New Orleans read at the 5th-grade level or below—limiting job, career and life options,” explained

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Emails suggest possible attempts to micromanage NOPD by Mayor’s office
A series of emails dating back several months are giving residents a bird’s eye view of the Landrieu administration’s relationship with the New Orleans Police Department. The emails, related to NOPD ...
Colonial Creosoting plant in Bogalusa
Bogalusa facility could be state’s next Superfund site
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana has nine of the nation’s more than 1,300 Super­fund sites, including one in New Orleans, and could see the former Colonial Creosoting plant in Bogalusa ...
SUNO, UNO rally to fend off cuts
Campus officials, students, alumni and supporters from the University of New Orleans and Southern University at NewOrleans traveled to Baton Rouge last week to present a united front in an ...
N.O. school leaders admit, in a study, to using selective enrollment practices
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With the majority of public schools in New Orleans now run as businesses, a recent study looked at how school leaders are responding to competition ...
Murder on the rise in N.O., despite recent lows
For a while it looked as though the City of New Orleans might finally be on the verge of permanently shedding its image as the nation’s murder capital and one ...
A Viking cruise ship currently in service in Europe
Viking delays river cruises on Mississippi despite Jindal claims
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Louisiana’s governor received a black eye in the international media last month, one which garnered few comments locally. Jindal boasted that he had brought the famed Viking ...
Major error by city causes tax problems for its employees
By Charles Maldonado The Lens City of New Orleans employees are receiving letters from the IRS saying they may face penalties and interest for underreporting their 2013 incomes, and it stems from ...
Despite passing controversial measure, city hasn’t shut off water
By Charles Maldonado The Lens No New Orleans home or business has been cut off from city water service for failure to pay trash fees, despite the passage more than a year ...

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