Tuskegee Airmen were founded 75 years ago March 22, 1941.

Anniversary events may mark the last time to honor surviving members of heroic fighters

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – The Tuskegee Airmen Foundation will host a celebration on March 22, marking the 75th

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Danziger cops seek release while awaiting new trial

Four former NOPD officers convicted for a post-Katrina shooting that left two unarmed people dead and four others wounded on the Danziger Bridge in eastern

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Study reveals that Blacks and immigrants lead a hard life in the Gulf South states
A new study conducted by Loyola University of New Orleans found that life is hard for Blacks and immigrants in the five states nestled along the Gulf of Mexico that ...
Was it Civil Rights or a Movement?
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By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Joe’s Crab Shack, a Houston-based restaurant chain, embedded a photo in one of its dinner tables, showing two Black men being ...
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Researchers call for more study on the effects of Agent Orange
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Franklinton legislator files bill in regular session to protect Confederate monuments
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B.B. King’s ‘Blues’ gets a home in the Big Easy
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer The late King of the Blues was honored in the French Quarter when a veritable who’s who of famous musicians, city officials and religious leaders gathered to ...
A water expert’s vision was sign from God that nuns were looking for
By Bob Marshall The Lens David Waggonner is the envy of most public-policy advocates: He can say his vision was endorsed by – ahem – God. The architect’s vision was to convert 25 ...

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