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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A Yenni Dominates Kenner Once More…. When Kenner District 2 Council candidate Wil­liam “Bill” Schwertz decided to drop out on

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While definitely too young to have a bucket list, the St. Augustine High School students pictured above, could check off “being published” as all have are featured in the recently published New Purple Heart: Reflections and Poems by Young Purple Knights, a compilation of student writings that focus on their faith, their family and their St. Augustine experience.

Young, gifted and Black on display on St. Augustine High School

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer As the month of April honored and recognized gifted poets across the county, a group of students at St. Augustine

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Morial, others blast council for relaxing domicile rule
Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial and others took shots last week at the New Orleans City Council’s decision on April 10 to tweak the city’s domicile rule, changes co-authored ...
Former WBOK radio talk-show host arrested on forgery and theft charges
Former WBOK morning radio talk-show host Gerod Stevens, who was once one of the Black-owned radio station’s most popular hosts, was arrested earlier this month and booked on forgery and ...
False petition claims surface in Holy Cross redevelopment proposal
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Community residents who oppose a multi-use rezoning and redevelopment of the historic Holy Cross neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Ward submitted allegations of forgery and other ...
Sen. Adley’s SB 629 seeks to drown our voices
Senator Robert Adley, of Benton, which is part of northwestern Louisiana, at the behest of the Jindal Administration, has filed SB 629 to abolish the East and West Bank unified ...
City Council relaxes residency rule, considers other changes
The New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to lift part of the residency rule which requires city employees to live within Orleans Parish in its effort to boost the ...
Cohen Alumni Association sues state to stop toxic build
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Would you send your kids to a school built on top of a toxic waste dump? That’s the question James Raby, president of the Walter L. Cohen ...
Listen Up Louisiana! Mississippi moving ahead with criminal justice reform
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist Louisiana and Mississippi usually vie for the bottom or somewhere near the bottom spot on national polls, often interchanging positions depending on the topic. When it ...
Member of family killed by drunk driver continues fight for justice
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer John Gaines Jr.’s fight for justice has been likely as heartrending as losing six of his family members in a tragic car accident nearly two years ago. ...

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