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On a mission to restore Dillard’s nursing program

Recently, Dillard University announced we were suspending new admissions to our baccalaureate and LPN-BSN nursing programs for the 2017-18 academic year in order to conduct

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Smoke-free New Orleans

Workers, patrons and tourists across New Orleans have been breathing more easily for a year, thanks to the city’s smoke-free ordinance that covers all workplaces,

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A Mother’s Day wish
In January of this year my mother, Pearl Mims, passed away. I am still trying to comprehend the magnitude of the loss to my family. She was my strength, my ...
Voting is key to education reform
Education – the answer to many of the problems ailing our country — is getting the least amount of attention from the candidates on the presidential campaign trail.
Healthcare should not be a bargaining chip
As a graduating senior at LSU, my final year as a Child and Family Studies major is not without its thought-provoking subject matter, yet I find the most enlightening lessons ...
New Orleans should be an apartheid-free city
New Orleans has a history rooted in the struggle for justice. There were moments in time where the right thing (abolition, desegregation, women’s suffrage) wasn’t always the popular thing. At ...
Support for youth transfer resolution
Crime in New Orleans is a cancer eating away at the fabric of our community, and we are all its victims. Many factors are to blame and, given the size ...
Setting the record straight on D.A.’s practices
At February’s City Council Criminal Justice Committee meeting, judges, attorneys, psychologists, and juvenile justice administrators unanimously agreed that prosecuting juveniles in the adult system, where there is increased risk of ...
BESE must support more equitable funding formula
As a city, we are confronted every day with the lingering effects of the inequitable system of public education that existed for far too long in New Orleans. Collectively, our ...
It’s time to stop white washing Civil Rights history
The African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s failed more than it succeeded. Yet, in the popular history of the Civil Rights Movement, we never talk about its ...

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