Belmar can’t say if shooter was associated with protest

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American Samoans demand right to vote

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Pictured, from left to right, front row: First Lady Margie Zeno; Jefferson Superintendent Michele Blouin-Williams; Librarian Doris Pitts; Honorable Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson; and Honorable Chief Judge June Berry Darensburg; standing: Gretna Councilman, Leo Jones; Pastor Donald R. Jones; Attorney Kyle Mark Green; Pastor M.C. Zeno; Jefferson School Board President Cedric Floyd; Westwego Councilman Glenn Green; and Honorable Marc Johnson.
‘Lest We Forget’ honorees spotlighted at awards’ program
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Someone once said that the only constant is change. When Black history is observed is no exception. Just one day after Black History Month, St. Joseph ...
7,500 fired teachers take their case to U.S. Supreme Court
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Nearly a decade after the mass firing of all 7,500 Orleans Parish public school employees, and the subsequent wrongful termination lawsuit that has seen both victories ...
Niala Howard from Magnolia make-up - body painting at the Power House grand opening. Photo courtesy Ashé Cultural Arts Center
A Power House grand opening takes root in community’s culture
By Charmaine Jackson and Kelly Parker Contributing Writers In the beginning, original founders of the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Douglas Redd and Carol Bebelle, simply wanted a building to provide a gathering ...
Attorney for Civil Service Comm. says city owes him over $70,000
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The longtime outside attorney contracted by the New Orleans Civil Service Commission is seeking more than $70,000 in back pay he says he’s owed by the City ...
Striking refinery workers reach a tentative deal with Shell
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The United Steelworkers Thursday reached a possible four-year pact with Shell Oil in the sixth week of a strike that had spread to 12 refineries and three ...
Jindal’s aides had Clinton attitude on their ‘private emails’
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer While campaigning for President last week, Louisiana Governor Piyush Jindal ripped into former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s habit of utilizing a private email account for government ...
Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen, Congressman Robert C. Scott and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. (Seated)A. Shuanise Washington- President and CEO, CBCF, Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Jim Colon VP of Toyota African-American Business Strategy, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. and Congressman Chaka Fattah.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation honors its pioneers
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — On Feb. 24, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held its Sixth Annual A ...
School Bd. member pleads not guilty to corruption charges
Ira Thomas, a former NOPD officer, who most recently served as SUNO’s police chief and stepped down from his post as a member of the Orleans Parish School Board earlier ...

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