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Local actor testifies at Congressional hearing on dyslexia

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Reading is everything to Ameer Baraka. To him, the ability to read represents freedom, success, hope and the future.

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Making the music spin in New Orleans

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Part one of The Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous, Black New Orleans DJs looked at the careers and accomplishments

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Four decades later, Gary Tyler is free
After languishing in Louisiana’s maximum-security prison in Angola, La. for more than four decades, Gary Tyler was released on April 29.
La. school suspension rates soar above national average
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Without a standardized policy for out-of-school suspensions, many of the schools in New Orleans’ all-charter Recovery School District (RSD) have been suspending kids at astonishing rates.
Federal judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over fatal NOPD beating
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on May 2 decided not to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from a pre-Katrina beating in Faubourg Tremé involving two NOPD officers that left a 48-year-old ...
N.O.’s 911 call center keeps enough staffing despite unexpected departures
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The number of police dispatchers and call-takers leaving the New Orleans 911 call center this week decreased slightly from estimates last week, but the departures still took ...
Fate of Louisiana coast could be determined by Antarctica ice melt
By Bob Marshall The Lens Donald Boesch and Virginia Burkett, coastal researchers with Louisiana connections, are widely respected for their expertise on why the state’s coast is rapidly being flooded by the ...
Hot 8 Brass Band welcomes guests into the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, La. | Photo courtesy of Robert Warren, Gigsy.co.
Tech conference presents new opportunities for New Orleans entrepreneurs
[caption id="attachment_22056" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hot 8 Brass Band welcomes guests into the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, La. | Photo courtesy of Robert Warren, Gigsy.co.[/caption] By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Collision. ...
Dillard University to suspend nursing program
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer A full internal assessment of Dillard University’s generic baccalaureate and LPN-BSN nursing programs were announced on Tuesday (April 26). During the assessment period the university ...
N.O. mayor tackles crime and violence in Tulane address
On the evening of April 27 at Tulane University, less than 24 hours before a preliminary hearing on the high-profile slaying of former New Orleans Saints player Will ...

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