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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

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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

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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 ...
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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 ...
NOPD manpower shortage raises concerns
It doesn’t look like New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is going to be able to keep the promise he made during his recent re-election bid to put 150 new cops ...
NAACP asks D.A., coroner to resume Glover probe
Three days after the state AG backed away from a request by Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Frank Minyard to weigh in on the ongoing investigation into the death of Henry ...
About Town…
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer March 15th Election Showed Blacks Voted at Levels Equal to whites... Jason Williams, following his Carnival-themed candidacy, paraded March 15th, election day, in the Irish Channel St. ...

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