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Baton Rouge police fatally shoot Black man selling CDs outside of convenience store

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana has largely escaped the national rancor over police shootings of unarmed Black men – that is until the early

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Luxury riverboat cruise line to start up in Jefferson Parish

The French America Line inaugurated its operations on Friday at a ceremony in front of Gretna City Hall, promising to create dozens of jobs for

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Making the music spin with a feminine flair in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In the fourth installment of Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous New Orleans radio DJs, two local women discuss their particular career paths and the challenges that ...
After flood officials ransomed their data, colleagues say protection is in place
By Bob Marshall The Lens As hurricane season approaches, most New Orleanians might feel safer behind the new $14.5-billion system of concrete floodwalls, monster pumping stations and towering surge barriers. But six months ...
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Making the music spin in New Orleans
[caption id="attachment_22146" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DJ Chicken[/caption] By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Part one of The Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous, Black New Orleans DJs looked at the careers and accomplishments of deceased ...
Hot 8 Brass Band welcomes guests into the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, La. | Photo courtesy of Robert Warren, Gigsy.co.
Tech conference presents new opportunities for New Orleans entrepreneurs
[caption id="attachment_22056" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hot 8 Brass Band welcomes guests into the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, La. | Photo courtesy of Robert Warren, Gigsy.co.[/caption] By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Collision. ...
Experts: Talk now about drastic changes, or deal with coastal crisis later
By Bob Marshall The Lens The mouth of the Mississippi River should be moved north to Port Sulphur or English Turn and communities south of those points eventually will have to ...
A ‘Q & A’ with Xavier University’s president, Dr. Verret
By Kendall Lawson Contributing Writer It’s been years since Xavier University has had to choose a new leader. For some, finding a candidate to carry on the legacy of the recently ...
Vacant LaSalle Street lot offered for Memorial for MLK and SCLC
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In this 90th Anniversary issue, The Louisiana Weekly looks back to a time when this newspaper stood alone, as virtually the only local media voice covering the ...
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La. Weekly reaches milestone, celebrates 90th anniversary
This week The Louisiana Weekly, one of the longest-running and most widely read publications owned and operated by people of color in the Deep South, celebrates its 90th year of ...

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