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ERNEST JOSEPH “TABBY” THOMAS January 5, 1929 – January 1, 2014

Tabby Thomas, ‘King of the Swamp Blues,’ dies

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Tabby Thomas was core to the Louisiana blues. As a guitarist, vocalist, composer, club owner, radio deejay, Rockin’ Tabby, the

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Drama rolls on in wake of Henry Glover retrial

The drama surrounding the murder of an unarmed Black man by an a former NOPD officer and the subsequent coverup continued to unfold last week,

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Glover family now locked out of coroner’s office
Four days after a large group of activists showed up at the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office in support of the family of NOPD shooting victim Henry Glover, the family and ...
The burnt car in which the remains of Henry Glover were found.
Federal jury acquits NOPD officer
Former NOPD officer David Warren, the cop who killed an unarmed Henry Glover outside a Westbank strip mall just days after Hurricane Katrina and was sentenced to almost 26 years ...
World mourns death of global leader and African statesman Nelson Mandela
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." – Nelson Mandela – The charismatic ...
N.O. struggles to provide adequate education for special-needs students
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer When Kelly Fisher moved to New Orleans four years ago, she never imagined finding a school for her son would be such a battle.
Rev. T.J. Jemison, civil rights leader, dies at 95
The Rev. T. J. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor, pioneering civil rights leader and founder of one of the nation’s met effective faith-based civil rights organizations, has died. He was ...
Charter boards to choose between parish and state oversight
Many charter boards will take up the question of switching to the Orleans Parish School Board at their next meeting.
Endorsements for Nov. 16th runoff
We say again, as candidates announce for Council and other municipal offices, it would have been nice if the City elections might have been merged with the state/judicial elections below, ...
Judge accuses Landrieu of hardball tactics in fight for new civil court
By Tyler Bridges The Lens Judges from Civil District Court believe Mayor Mitch Landrieu is playing hardball to force their move, along with City Hall, into the abandoned Charity Hospital building.

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