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The Bounce Back: Did Grambling just start a fire?

By David Dennis Contributing Writer More than 50 years ago, HBCU students mobilized and fueled a movement that would forever chan­ge America’s landscape. Whe­t­her it

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An icon’s solo flight to heaven

By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist As a lad of 7, Claude Platte was fascinated by airplanes flying from and around Meacham Airport in North

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Human body, the wonder of the world
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist About the beginning of May, a near imperceptible narrowing of my left eye caught my attention. Completely new to me, I watched it day by day ...
A $20 bill was their sacrificial offering
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist By rule of thumb, the most urgent sick calls are those prefaced with, “We have called all over and we cannot find a priest to come ...
Red Tails in the sunset
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist Shifting restlessly in his hospital bed, Claude Platte asked his wife Erma, “Why don’t you get up in this bed with me and hold my hand ...
Church must speak the people’s jargon
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist Among numerous other things a half-century ago, on November 29, 1964, use of the vernacular as the ordinary language of the Mass, as allowed by ...
Candidates for New Orleans elected offices kick off campaigns
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Basin Street Station, the renovated train depot that is part Vieux Carre’ welcome center/part reception hall on its top floor, has gained some notoriety in recent weeks ...
Truth is stranger, stronger than fiction
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist Happy and exhilarated in her vintage Mercedes, Katie was tooling coolly down two-way-traffic Route 19 near Center, Missouri, when she saw her life flash before her. ...
Is gluttony no longer a deadly sin?
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist In ancient Rome, vomitoria primarily meant the well-designed exit passageways and corridors under the Colosseum and other large buildings through which many thousands of people were ...
The Hard Truth…Russell Simmons rapes Tubman
By Min. J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer The concept should offend you. A comedy sex tape mocking Harriett Tubman, making slave rape funny, telling us that having sex with white men was how ...

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