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Former politicians take to the stage to tell tales of political corruption

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Three years after taking to the stage to tell his story of political rise and fall, former New Orleans City

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April 5th’s election recommendations

For Kenner and Harahan Voters, April 5 is an important election day. In Kenner, in particular, African-Americans constitute a rising minority in a city that

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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Black Majority Means Split Minority for Mitch… The defeats of his allies Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and Jackie Clarkson means that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will not be able ...
From the House: A local look at Legislators’ 2014 priorities
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The following is a short-list of legislation put forth by state representatives from the Greater New Orleans area during the 2014 legislative session. Visit www.legis­.la.­gov to view ...
Legislative report on sex education policies compares Louisiana with other states
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer When it comes to giving young people the tools they need to be sexually responsible young adults, Dr. Mark Alain Dery uses the analogy of getting a ...
Yenni seeks second term as mayor of Kenner
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Mayor Mike Yenni’s eyes light up when he shares his dream for Kenner’s Lakefront. “I see the future of Laketown as a true regional destination. My vision ...
In Louisiana for every dollar a man earns, a woman earns 67 cents An African-American woman in La. earns only 49 cents to every dollar earned by a white male; while Hispanic women earn 57 cents. Source: Louisiana Fair Pay Task Force
New report reveals huge disparity in gender wage gap in Louisiana
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer Women in the United States earn less than men for the same work, and Louisiana’s gender wage gap is the second worst in the nation.
OysterBreak rings are a reef-building product from Water Challenge winner ORA Estuaries. Courtesy of ORA Estuarie
Region’s water woes addressed at Entrepreneur Week
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer At last Monday’s fourth annual Water Challenge, an event during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week or NOEW 2014, business owners vied for $50,000 in seed money for ventures ...
The infusion of Cuban music continues in the New Orleans music scene
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer In recent months, the rhythms of Cuba pervaded the New Orleans music scene more than ever. The group Interactivo not only played its own gig at Tipitina’s ...
St. Katharine Drexel Prep’s inaugural ‘Remember When’ Fest is April 5
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The school’s name has changed, but the legacy of sisterhood continues. Remember When—A Festival on Magazine Street, held annually for two decades to benefit Xavier University ...

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