Celebs partner with local non-profit to promote literacy, higher education

Le Sanctuary, a New Orleans-based non-profit book club, has partnered with Grammy Award-nominated artist PJ Morton and celebrity wardrobe stylist and WE-TV personality, Goo Goo

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New Orleans NAACP Branch president Morris Reed addresses those in attendance at recent Freedom Fund banquet.

Local NAACP celebrates 100 years

Civil rights veterans, elected officials, justice advocates and others gathered at the William & Mary McCaffrey Ballroom in Xavier University’s Student Center on Saturday night,

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Greater New Orleans legislators urge veto of film industry cap
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer State Senator JP Morrell urged Governor Piyush Jindal to veto the $180 million cap on the film tax credit enacted in the last hours of the legislative ...
Crime surges in N.O. East
Eastern New Orleans has experienced a surge in violent crime over the past few weeks, including the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found on the I-10, a ...
Louisiana’s legislators SAVEs Jindal’s presidental aspirations
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The 2015 Regular Session clos­ed at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 11 with Louisiana legislators adopting a complicated ‘paper fiction’ that allowed Gov. Piyush Jindal to keep ...
Judge orders Landrieu administration to pay firefighters back pay
Less than a week after New Orleans firefighters and their supporters held a memorial for their comrades who died without receiving back pay owed to them by the City of ...
Officer fired for use of excessive force
New Orleans got a reminder last week about how far the New Orleans Police Department is from being compliant with federal standards for constitutional policing. A veteran NOPD officer has been ...
Changes to HUD Section 3 legislation creates more opportunity for Black employment
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer For New Orleans resident Alfred Marshall, the proposed changes to Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 are certainly about providing more construction ...
Despite city’s efforts, most school lights are still broken
By Marta Jewson The Lens Four months after The Lens reported that school-zone lights were malfunctioning across the city, more than half are still broken. “That’s unacceptable,” Council-woman LaToya Cantrell said when told ...
New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu and Ashleigh Gardere, Sr. Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and executive director of the Network for Economic Opportunity, stand with the 2015 graduates of Strive NOLA, a city-run program designed to hone the skills of disadvantaged residents and ready them to enter the workforce.
City-run initiative designed to increase workforce
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer “If someone knocks you off your chair, that’s on them. But if we come back a week later and you’re still on the ground, then that’s ...

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