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Essence Fest, a 4th of July tradition for two decades

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The big news for New Orleanians about this year’s Essence Festival, which rules the Superdome from Thursday, July 2, to

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HAROLD BATTISTE October 28, 1931 – June 19, 2015

Music icon and educator, Harold Battiste dies at age 83

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Keeping the music alive” remained the core of Harold Battiste’s philosophical outlook on life and manifested itself in all of

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Harold Baquet, acclaimed photographer and activist, dies
Harold Baquet, an acclaimed photographer and activist whose photos captured the heart and soul of the Crescent City for more than three decades, passed away at his home on Thursday, ...
Gov. Jindal announces his run for president
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Have missed opportunities doomed Jindal’s chances? In his announcement speech at Kenner’s Pontchartrain Center last Wednesday, Bobby Jindal pledged above all “to grow the private sector economy” if ...
Landrieu apologizes for slavery, racism
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu earned himself a place in the city’s history books last Wednesday, offering a surprise apology at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for ...
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Celebs partner with local non-profit to promote literacy, higher education
Le Sanctuary, a New Orleans-based non-profit book club, has partnered with Grammy Award-nominated artist PJ Morton and celebrity wardrobe stylist and WE-TV personality, Goo Goo Atkins to present a fresh ...
New Orleans NAACP Branch president Morris Reed addresses those in attendance at recent Freedom Fund banquet.
Local NAACP celebrates 100 years
Civil rights veterans, elected officials, justice advocates and others gathered at the William & Mary McCaffrey Ballroom in Xavier University’s Student Center on Saturday night, June 13. to celebrate the ...
Greater New Orleans legislators urge veto of film industry cap
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer State Senator JP Morrell urged Governor Piyush Jindal to veto the $180 million cap on the film tax credit enacted in the last hours of the legislative ...
Crime surges in N.O. East
Eastern New Orleans has experienced a surge in violent crime over the past few weeks, including the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found on the I-10, a ...
Louisiana’s legislators SAVEs Jindal’s presidental aspirations
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The 2015 Regular Session clos­ed at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 11 with Louisiana legislators adopting a complicated ‘paper fiction’ that allowed Gov. Piyush Jindal to keep ...

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