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Native Orleanian Eric Lewis dies, asks his ashes to be scattered in Panama

Eric B. Lewis, a New Orleans native, jazz enthusiast and family man, passed away on Saturday, October 11, at the age of 51. Lewis was

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Foundation started by local Saint ready to give N.O. a ‘Taste of Hope’

The Keenan Lewis Foundation , founded by local-born New Orleans Saints defensive back Keenan Lewis, is gearing up to conduct its first Taste of Hope™

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Capital One announces Bayou Classic business challenge
New Orleans, LA - Capital One Bank announced this week its Capital One Bank Bayou Classic Business Plan competition, which it hopes will help small businesses in Louisiana grow and ...
B.R. cop who sent racist texts allowed to retire
The Baton Rouge police officer who resigned after referring to Blacks as “monkeys” in racist text messages in September was still allowed by the Baton Rouge Police Department to say ...
NOPD is pressured to end ‘banishment’ of cops in City Park trailer
Cops say they are treated like ‘trailer trash’ For the last few years an increasing number of residents have whispered about “The Five Horsemen,” four NOPD captains and a major allegedly ...
20th annual summit on Black males set for Oct. 17
While post-Katrina New Orleans has experienced tremendous progress and some quality of life improvements, Pastor Tom Watson, organizer of the 20th Annual Citywide Summit on the African-American Male, argues “that ...
Officials ill-prepared to help those outside of levee system, Tulane study finds
By Bob Marshall The Lens Tulane researchers recently sought the answer to a question the coastal-restoration community usually avoids: What happens to people and towns if state fails in its efforts to ...
A decade after reforms ordered, critics point to problems in juvenile-justice system
By Della Hasselle The Lens Reports of gladiator-style fighting, guards molesting children and a lack of basic education for kids as young as 14 once gave Louisiana’s juvenile justice system the reputation ...
Deadly Force, In Black and White
By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara ProPublica A ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young Black males. Young Black males in recent years were at a ...
New Orleans Museum of Art and IBERIABANK announce arts education programs
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and IBERIABANK recently announced a new city-wide initiative called "Arts Makes Me" aimed at starting a conversation about the long-term benefits of arts ...

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