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About Town…La. educational officials ‘dismiss’ dead children

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Libba and Hy McEnery run a small, Christian outreach program, ministering to African-American teenagers of Pigeon Town, the area stretching

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La. family sets Guinness Book record for most college grads from one school — Grambling

By Tonya Pendleton Contributing Writer (Special from BlackAmerica-Web.com) — Grambling State University has set a new record. But this time it’s not because of its

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Public activist seeks to unseat Kenner Mayor Yenni
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Candidates are often asked by reporters just what issues they have fought for prior to running for office. It is not a question, though, that is ...
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By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Krewe Politics... With St. Patrick’s Day parades just past this weekend, and Carnival less than two weeks gone, the issue of Krewe beads and Krewe fees has, ...
La. Bucket Brigade pushes refineries to decrease high rate of industry accidents
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On November 12, in a tiny office on Canal St., the Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB), an information and activism organization, held a press conference to raise ...
The best choice for East Jeff and West Jeff hospitals
When this newspaper went to press, Jefferson Parish’s Inspector General David McClintock had not yet recommended whether HCA, Children’s, or Ochsner should be awarded the management contracts for East and ...
Thinking season
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor With NFL players and coaches thinking it is normal to use the N-word to motivate underachieving Black teammates, America making giant leaps backward into its racist past ...
Louisiana breaks export record, up 3.4% in first half
New Orleans, LA – Louisiana is outperforming itself from previous years in worldwide ex­ports, according to a report released by the World Trade Center of New Orleans. The ...
Were you there?
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Thursday, August 29, marked the eighth year since Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent levee breaks devastated the city of New Orleans and other towns ...
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Satchmo SummerFest turns it up a notch
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer The flame has really been turned up on the schedule for the 13th edition of the Satchmo SummerFest. Held in and around the Old U.S. Mint from ...

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