Delta Queen faces U.S. House fight to return to service

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Designated one of the eleven most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Delta Queen sits

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Shop where the locals shop this holiday season

By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer There’s a reality in New Orleans: When tourists come to town, many want to “eat where the locals eat.” As

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The Port of New Orleans wants the city to change the official land use for two properties along the Intracoastal Canal so it can develop them. Environmental groups says the wetlands help prevent flooding and act as backup protection against storm surge. The Port says they are practically worthless because they lie behind levees and a storm surge barrier. This photo, taken by one of the groups opposing the change, shows a portion of the 'Paris' property, which lies on the south side of the canal.
Port of N.O. proposal ignites debate over wetlands inside the levees
By Della Hasselle The Lens A request by the Port of New Orleans to change the land use for two areas of marshland along the Intracoastal Waterway has sparked a debate about ...
Research on ideal oyster habitat continues debate over possible damage from river diversions
By Della Hasselle The Lens In the past several years, the BP oil spill and diversions carrying water from the Mississippi River have compromised the delicate balance of water and salt needed ...
State shells out millions to woo tech company
On what is being called one of the biggest days ever for economic development in New Orleans and the state, a digital transformation company, spun off of Hewlett-Packard, has announced ...
Transocean's Discoverer Enterprise drillship operates in the Gulf of Mexico.
Feds to hold biggest-ever, oil lease sale in the Gulf
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer With the 2010 BP spill still fresh in many minds, the U.S. Interior Department plans to hold the nation’s biggest oil and gas lease sale in the ...
Marcus Howard and Charles Hands (center), co-founders of Engage Millennials, have provided valuable advice to M&F Bank executives Travis Rouse, Chief sales officer; and James Sills III, president/CEO.
Youthful enthusiasm about Black-owned bank leads to growing national business
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Marcus Howard and Charles Hands III, friends and colleagues since their days as students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, became ...
American Express’ Chenault to retire
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — American Express Co. announced that Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO of the New York-based credit and charge card issuer, and ...
Louisianians believe they are underpaid, survey says
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer A recent survey of U.S. workers found that Louisianians on average feel they deserve an extra $7,821 a year. Intelligent Video Solutions conducted the survey ...
Black student loan borrowers fail to get a fair deal on federal loans
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer For most families, the pursuit of higher education means substantial investments in time, effort, and a combination of cash and loans to gain a college degree. These ...

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