Dillard delves into Creole culinary history

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Pictured, from left to right, front row: First Lady Margie Zeno; Jefferson Superintendent Michele Blouin-Williams; Librarian Doris Pitts; Honorable Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson; and Honorable Chief Judge June Berry Darensburg; standing: Gretna Councilman, Leo Jones; Pastor Donald R. Jones; Attorney Kyle Mark Green; Pastor M.C. Zeno; Jefferson School Board President Cedric Floyd; Westwego Councilman Glenn Green; and Honorable Marc Johnson.

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7,500 fired teachers take their case to U.S. Supreme Court
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Nearly a decade after the mass firing of all 7,500 Orleans Parish public school employees, and the subsequent wrongful termination lawsuit that has seen both victories ...
Niala Howard from Magnolia make-up - body painting at the Power House grand opening. Photo courtesy Ashé Cultural Arts Center
A Power House grand opening takes root in community’s culture
By Charmaine Jackson and Kelly Parker Contributing Writers In the beginning, original founders of the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Douglas Redd and Carol Bebelle, simply wanted a building to provide a gathering ...
Attorney for Civil Service Comm. says city owes him over $70,000
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The longtime outside attorney contracted by the New Orleans Civil Service Commission is seeking more than $70,000 in back pay he says he’s owed by the City ...
School Bd. member pleads not guilty to corruption charges
Ira Thomas, a former NOPD officer, who most recently served as SUNO’s police chief and stepped down from his post as a member of the Orleans Parish School Board earlier ...
‘Opportunity youth’  who are they?
Many of the city’s young people aren’t in school or working
New Orleans, which has often been called the City That Care Forgot, has one of the nation’s highest percentages of young people who are neither in school nor working, according ...
NOPD gets positive feedback from OIG
After taking the NOPD to task for downgrading thefts of wallets and/or purses in the French Quarter and Central Business District two years ago, New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux ...
Ways to dispose of Camp Minden’s explosives are eyed
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After an outcry in northwest Louisiana, a plan last fall to burn M6 propellant, stored at Camp Minden for a past use in grenades and artillery rounds, ...
Yombe peoples, Mayombe, Lower Congo, DRC, Anthropomorphic power figure, nkisi nkondi,19th century, collection RMCA Tervuren, EO.0.0.7777.
NOMA connects our Congo to the Kongo in new exhibit
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Traces of African roots are ingrained in New Orleans culture. Pieces of traditions, music, rituals, cuisine, and art among other cultural mediums were influenced by a kingdom ...

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