Father Michael Jacques, the beloved and long-time pastor of St. Peter Claver Church in Tremé, the largest Black Catholic church in the parish, died at
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Every graduation ceremony is deemed memorable, but the young ladies from Xavier Prep who received diplomas on May 17 hold
By Tyler Bridges thelensnola.org Officials at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are one step from receiving the state Legislature’s authorization to begin the latest expansion of the state-owned facility. Sulfur emissions from Exxon Mobil leak cause environmentalists concern
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer A leak in one of Exxon Mobil’s sulfur recovery units in Baton Rouge on May 22 resulted in the release of various chemicals harmful to human ... Sequestration continues to harm Blacks
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported that nearly 140,000 low-income families could lose rental assistance and “thousands of other low-income families ... Lyons Center is revitalized with public and private funds
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Last week, the city reopened the John P. Lyons Memorial Center at Louisiana and Tchoupitoulas with money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and city bonds, along ... Head of Black Mayors group urges accountability
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief ATLANTA (NNPA) — Sacramento, Calif. Mayor Kevin Johnson, the newly-elected president of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM), told his colleagues that if they don’t ... City’s summer recreation programs dealing with $700,000 cut in federal funding
By Katy Reckdahl thelensnola.org As Mayor Mitch Landrieu cut the ribbon at a refurbished Harrell Stadium, he turned to a group of children at the front of the crowd. ... Can culture and progress co-exist?
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On Thursday, June 6, Tulane University’s Hillel Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the impact of progress on culture as a part of its “The Big Issue” ... Resources, reassignment challenges in search for Terrilynn Monette
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Editor's Note: Since the publication of this article, the New Orleans Police Department with the assistance of other area law enforcement agents and search crews have ...
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