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Jindal’s raid on our trust funds

As the election for the next President approaches, I feel it is my responsibility as a former Louisiana State Senator to enlighten you about a

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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 storied football team. It’s because of the ...
Louisiana ranks in top 10 for first quarter clean energy jobs
By April Siese Contributing Writer Louisiana ranks in the top ten of clean energy job announcements for the first quarter of the year, according to a recent report put out by Environmental ...
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 ...
Court ruling against vouchers means more money for Orleans Parish schools
By Jessica Williams http://thelensnola.org The Louisiana Supreme Court’s May 7 ruling against Louisiana’s method of funding private-school vouchers will cost the state $29 million, but it will put more money into local ...
HUD and VA to provide permanent homes to 175 homeless vets
By Brittany N. Odom Contributing Writer United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans (VA), will provide permanent housing to approximately 175 homeless veterans in ...
State GOP chairman calls for resignation of Dem. chairwoman
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Between the chairmen of the Louisiana Republican and Democratic Parties, the relationship throughout recent decades has been one of personal friendship, strange as that might sound. ...
Tax credit change favored by film industry could cause $22 million budget hole
By Tyler Bridges http://thelensnola.org Has Louisiana’s film and television industry dodged a financial hit next year? It may, due to a subtle, but important, change to a budget bill. ...
Black students/parents rally to save vouchers
By Christopher Tidmore and Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writers As the legislature scrabbled to restore money for some 8,000 students in danger of losing their MFP-funded scholarships to private schools, in the ...

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