Musicians local president Deacon John Moore was a strong advocate for the smoking ban. Courtesy of the New Orleans City Council

New Orleans’ bar workers will help enforce the new smoking ban

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Bartenders will have more to do than pour beer and keep track of tabs when a smoking ban for taverns

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Local author’s recent work covers 300 years of black trailblazers

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer During February, the East Bank Regional Library has hosted appearances by eight authors of fiction, nonfiction, anthology, art, romance and

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In Black Twitter, giving voice and driving the debate
By Sofiya Ballin Contributing Writer PHILADELPHIA (Special to AP from The Philadelphia Inquirer) — If you miss one day of Black Twitter, you’ve missed a revolution — one waged not with smoking ...
Immigration executive order hits ‘speed bump’ say proponents
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Three months after President Barack Obama announced the expansion of federal authority to stave off deportations for millions of undocumented youths and their parents, a federal ...
French Quarter safety plan unveiled
With Mardi Gras 2015 in the city’s rearview mirror and things getting back to the new normal, a local businessman who is fed up with the city’s growing crime problem ...
Black leaders to President: Speak ‘more forcefully’ on race issues
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — In 1903, author, orator and public intellectual W.E.B. DuBois stated, “The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.” Now 15 ...
Black Caucus discusses agenda in meeting with President
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The Congressional Black Caucus met with President Barack Obama at the White House ...
Zulu reaches new heights in popularity, community service
McDonogh 35 and SU alum is krewe's 100th king It’s Carnival time and all eyes in the City That Care Forgot are on what has become one of Mardi Gras’ most ...
While still just an idea, councilwoman holds hearing on rental registry, inspections
By Charles Maldonado The Lens A proposal by City Councilwo-man LaToya Cantrell that would require many New Orleans landlords to register their rental homes with the city and submit them to inspections ...
Flood authority flexes technical muscle, and Corps responds
By Bob Marshall The Lens February 9, that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is installing a monitoring system to watch for problems with the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet floodwalls likely ...

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