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42nd Annual Bayou Classic set to kick off November 28

Mark Alexander is what some might call a die-hard fan of the Southern University Jaguars. Even though the New Orleans native matriculated at the University

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School site honored as historic landmark

By Ashlee Hill Contributing Writer It was a Saturday on the grounds of Valena C. Jones Elementary School at 1901 North Galvez St. and a

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African-centered scholar visited N.O.
Professor James Small, an African-centered scholar who has led tours to continental Africa and throughout the African Diaspora and lectured extensively on African history, culture, ingenuity and spirituality, was in ...
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Iconic musician and songwriter, Allen Toussaint dies at 77
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Any setting in New Orleans, as far as I’m concerned, is pretty close to perfect,” Allen Toussaint once proclaimed. The renowned composer, producer, pianist and ...
Sleep Out puts spotlight on homeless youth
By Kendall Lawson Contributing Writer One day last week, a drop in temperature of a few degrees saw folk visiting Bourbon Street wearing jackets to fend off the crisp cold wind breezes. ...
40 arrested in French Quarter drug sting
An undercover French Quarter drug sting nabbed 40 suspects, NOPD and Louisiana State Police officials announced Tuesday. Six more people are being sought by police in connection with the drug ...
A cow seeks shelter from the flooding in Plaquemines Parish caused by Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Photo courtesy of P.J. Hahn, Pelican Coast Consulting
El Nino adds to Louisiana’s coastal threats
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Storm surges and flooding this fall in Orleans and parishes nearby and further south can be partly blamed on El Nino. This weather event is believed to ...
Mayor pledges $7M to expand city’s juvenile-detention center by 2018
By Della Hasselle The Lens In a major shift, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office on Wednesday promised $7 million to expand the city’s juvenile-detention facility.
Cori Lewis (foreground) and classmates practice for their performance with the Dance Theatre of Harlem | Photo by Jeff Strout, courtesy of New Orleans Ballet Association
NOBA ballet prodigy dances her way to Harlem
[caption id="attachment_20358" align="alignright" width="650"] Cori Lewis (foreground) and classmates practice for their performance with the Dance Theatre of Harlem | Photo by Jeff Strout, courtesy of New Orleans Ballet Association[/caption] By ...
Family, community still demanding answers in death of Victor White III
By Rhodesia Muhammad Contributing Writer NEW IBERIA, La. (Special to the NNPA News Wire from The Final Call) – Hundreds of protestors gathered at Bouligny Plaza in New Iberia, Louisiana, to call ...

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