New Orleans projected to become more ‘chocolate’

For all the colorful traditions and multicultural nuances associated with life in New Orleans, throughout its history the Crescent City has essentially been a Black

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Kyla Smith was among the group of McMain students voting for the first time on Tuesday, October 21, the first day of early voting for the November 4th election.

McMain students flock to rock the early vote

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Dozens of students from Eleanor McMain High School showed up in droves October 21 at City Hall to cast ballots

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