Parade queen rides in Rose Bowl Parade 56 years after first being denied

(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The qualities that led Pasadena, Calif., city workers to choose Joan Williams

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The remains of New Orleans’ first Black mayor moved to new mausoleum

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Two decades after the death of New Orleans’ first Black mayor, local civic, religious and political luminaries gathered December 29

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Leading stories of 2014 reveal persistent issues in Black America
( – For decades, Black newspapers in cities across the country, have reported weekly stories of police brutality, unjustified shootings by police and police misconduct; including profiling in Black neighborhoods. ...
As NNPA prepares for 75th Anniversary: President of Black Press invisions it as ‘Main Stream’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the “new mainstream” ...
Elected Black Republicans not expected to be a plus for the community
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts ...
Greater New Orleans Urban League recognizes ‘outstanding leaders’
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer On Dec. 30, the National Urban League and the Greater New Orleans Urban League’s order of business heeded the holiday spirit, by recognizing 13 accomplished community leaders ...
Local groups to address dearth of Black jobs
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer #BlackJobsMatter: The People’s Summit on the Black Jobs Crisis will convene on Martin Luther King Day at Southern University at New Orleans. The event, organized by the New ...
DOJ will not file charges against officers who killed Adolph Grimes III
In the midst of nationwide marches and protests in the wake of grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City and the slaying ...
Artist known for impressionistic paintings of Creole life dies
At 11 minutes to noon on Decem­ber 29, 2014, Elisabeth Marie Villeré Tidmore ascended to the greatest soiree imaginable – the eternal one.
Program allows students to earn and learn
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer David Brown walked through the power plant at Tulane University, explaining the various functions of the noisy machines at the heart of the campus’ operations. Brown, ...

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