Dept. of Agriculture reinstates Circle Food Store’s WIC status

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer New Orleans’ iconic Circle Food Store, after months of lobbying federal officials, was given the green light September 18 to

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Shamarr Allen arrested after ‘incident’ with deputy sheriff

New Orleans trumpeter and bandleader Shamarr Allen was arrested last week by the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office after a heated exchange with an Orleans Parish

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New Orleans jazz funerals — A joyous tradition
By Mary LaCoste Contributing Writer Ernie K-Doe was laid to rest in style. He was known for recording the hit Rhythm & Blues single “Mother in Law” in the 1960s. He faded ...
N.O. could seek UN world heritage status
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer In June, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris designated an ancient Native American complex known as Poverty Point, east of Monroe, as Louisiana’s ...
Jazz and Heritage Foundation names new president
Demetric M. Mercadel was recently elected president of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Mercadel, who has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting, finance and planning fields, is a ...
B.R. cop who patrolled SU resigns after racist texts about ‘Monkey N*ggers’
A Baton Rouge police officer resigned after reportedly sending racist texts that referred to Blacks in Ferguson, Mo., as “Monkey N*ggers,” NewsOne reported on September 5.
Heroin overdoses a major concern in Jeff. Parish
Jefferson Parish Coroner Jerry Cvitanovich said recently that the parish is on track to exceed the 66 fatal heroin overdoses recorded in 2013, with 45 deaths already on the books ...
Investment swells in industries using natural gas, town hall speakers say
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana’s abundant natural gas has attracted huge new investments, adding to revenue from fracking and offshore drilling, speakers said at “An American Town Hall: Energy and the ...
NAACP state chapter hosts town hall meeting
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Louisiana State Chapter, in conjunction with Justice and Beyond, hosted the first installment of town hall meetings ...
Longest-serving college president to retire
‘Nothing has brought me greater joy than participating in the growth experiences of innumerable students… ‘ Dr. Norman Francis, the visionary and scholar who led Xavier University. the nation’s sole Black ...

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