Brother of local artist Big Freedia slain

Adam Ross, the 35-year-old brother of New Orleans bounce recording artist Big Freedia, was slain in Central City Wednesday night.

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Edmonson hires former federal prosecutor amid accusations of misuse of public funds

Former Louisiana State Police Supt. Col. Mike Edmonson, who announced his retirement last year in the wake of a scandal involving several state troopers who

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SUS president, others seek public’s help to avoid higher education cuts
The president of the Southern University System has written an open letter with reaction to Gov. John Bel Edwards proposed potential $1 billion cut to Louisiana’s higher education budget and ...
City of New Orleans celebrates Third Annual Allen Toussaint Day
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Composer, producer and performer Allen Toussaint passed away in 2015, having changed the world and its appreciation for New Orleans music. Since the first anniversary of ...
New Orleans non-profit unites shared cultures for good cause
By Jade Myers Contributing Writer On January 13, rhythm met cuisine for the inaugural Les Enfants d’Abord’s Fête d’ Hiver, which brought together Senegalese and New Orleans cultures to raise money for ...
Shepherd’s mission: Department dedicated to re-entry of ex-cons
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Media coverage decried former State Senator-turned-ex-con Derrick Shepherd attending a transition meeting with Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell at a local church. Subsequent speculation arose as to ...
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CAC welcomes New York-based dance company
[caption id="attachment_27616" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Urban Bush Women[/caption] By Jade Myers Contributing Writer New York-based dance company Urban Bush Women have returned to New Orleans, celebrating nearly 30 years of collaboration ...
Black Republican Rep says Trump ‘must apologize’ for ‘sh*thole’ remarks
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — President Donald Trump, who has constantly denied being a racist, is now embroiled in a growing controversy after he referred to African countries, ...
Actress, author Gabrielle Union shares journey to overcome sexual assault
By Glenn Rebert II Contributing Writer During a chilly week in New Orleans, actress and author Gabrielle Union made an appearance at Dillard University to warm hearts and minds.
Dr. King’s call to ‘Give Us the Ballot’ is as relevant today as it was in 1957
By Barbara Arnwine and John Nichols Contributing Writers ( — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first speech at the Lincoln Memorial was not his celebrated 1963 address at the March on ...

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