Dr. Rudolph J. Lombard changed lives and America

By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer “Rudy was a doer,” Don Hubbard says matter of factly. “Rudy was a doer; Oretha Castle was a doer…she wasn’t

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LSU law professor/attorney seeks La. Secretary of State post

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Former Louisiana Secretary of State Jim Brown observed that he entered the office with $500,000 of campaign debt—which he only

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Students at Craig School treated to literary Xmas give-away
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Books and bikes were part of a holiday toy giveaway December 18 at Joseph A. Craig Elementary School in the heart of Tremé. The Rho Phi ...
St. Bernard Parish settles decade-long discrimination lawsuit
On Friday, December 19, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center announced that it has settled all claims against St. Bernard Parish stemming from a 2006 lawsuit that challenged ...
NOPD manpower woes impacting local justice system
The New Orleans Police Department’s highly publicized manpower shortage continues to impact day-to-day work and life in New Orleans as the Landrieu administration struggles to beef up the embattled department ...
Message for NAACP marchers from a resident near Rosebud, MO. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis American
Being Black in 2014… Mother, daughter endure racist backlash during march
By Rebecca Rivas Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – It was eerily quiet when the group of about 75 people on the NAACP’s “Journey for Justice” ...
New NAACP head was Sen. Landrieu foe
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The election of former Judge Morris Reed to succeed Danatus King as head of the Local NAACP puts a curious bookend to Mary Landrieu’s tenure in ...
Above, products by Rock Avenue Bowties, a “ostreuce” ostrich bow tie and the “doomsday” pocket square. Rock Avenue is the brand of ex-Saint Malcolm Jenkins
Local artist provides resources for local fashion professionals
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer If the success of Fashion Week New Orleans and NOLA Fashion Week weren’t proof enough that New Orleans is making its mark in the fashion industry; Briana ...
NOLA for Life symposium addresses murder, Black male unemployment
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Two years after launching an unprecedented murder-reduction strategy for New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted a two-day symposium this month to flesh out the successes of his ...
Dust from Kinder Morgan’s coal terminal clouds Highway 23 in Myrtle Grove.  Courtesy of Bryan Ernst
Gulf coal exports grow as Northwestern U.S. shuns terminals
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Plaquemines Parish resident Linda Ramil has removed coal dust for years from her furniture, yard and car. She lives near Kinder Morgan’s International Marine Terminal or IMT, ...

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