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Loyola University, one of the first to desegregate, celebrates its centennial

By Travis M. Andrews The Louisiana Weekly Contributing Writer Loyola University will spend the year celebrating its centennial with the official kick-off taking place on

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Delegate qualifying for 2012 Democratic Convention open in La. until April 12

The Louisiana Democratic Party issued a reminder Tuesday that qualifying to become a delegate for President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Con­vention in Charlotte,

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Education Reform: Past is Prologue
Governor Jindal is right to try to fix our public schools. His proposal to put the best teacher in every classroom by changing the way we hire, fire, promote and ...
Jindal unveils plan to transform health care in Central La.
The Louisiana Weekly staff reports Gov. Bobby Jindal unveiled a plan Thursday that he says transform health care in Central Louisiana by dramatically expanding LSU outpatient services and relocating Huey P. ...
SUNO’s accreditation reaffirmed by SACSCOC
The Louisiana Weekly staff reports Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) was officially informed last week that its accreditation was reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on ...
Grambling is awarded $3.1M grant from U.S. Dept. of Education
The U.S. Department of Education announced recently that it has awarded Grambling State University a grant in the amount of $3.1 million over a five-year period. The grant is received ...
How prisons imperil Black voting power in post-Katrina Louisiana
By Zoe Sullivan (Special from New America Media) — Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is one of the most notorious prisons in the United States. Sometimes called “The Farm” because ...
Hurricane Katrina: Where are we six years later?
By Michael Radcliff The Louisiana Weekly Monday, August 29, 2011, marks the sixth anniversary of the Storm of the Century — Hurricane Katrina. Much has been written and said regarding the ...
Honored 58 years after integrating LSU
In May, LSU’s first Black undergraduate student, Alexander Pierre Tureaud Jr., was awarded an LSU degree, 58 years after he first began to pursue that degree in 1953. Tureaud was ...
Louisiana adopts new law for kindergarten assessment
One of the most important laws adopted in the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature has been virtually unnoticed. House Bill 100 by Representative Steve Carter requires that every ...

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