Sheryll Cashin, a professor of law at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. advocates for ‘place based’ affirmative action policies in education.  Photo by Freddie Allen/NNPA

Scholar says race-neutral approach needed for affirmative action

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of unrelenting law suits seeking to abolish affirmative action coupled with nearly half

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Fight over fate of John Mac continues

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer For lead attorney Shawon Bernard, the lawsuit filed on Jan. 9 alleging a violation of the Louisiana Open Meetings

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New Orleans East charter school vote to close doors at end of school year
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer The Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business will close at the end of the school year, Recovery School District (RSD) officials announced following the decision made ...
Program allows students to earn and learn
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer David Brown walked through the power plant at Tulane University, explaining the various functions of the noisy machines at the heart of the campus’ operations. Brown, ...
Report says TOPS scholarship inequitably distributed over past 10 years
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A recent report on Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program examined how the money has been distributed over the past 10 years, as well as the retention and ...
OPSB narrows superintendent search to two
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer After more than two and a half years without a permanent superintendent, the oft-divided Orleans Parish School Board members ap­pear to be very close to making ...
Dillard University announces addition of medical physics program
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Ranked as a top producer of African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in physics (says the American Institute of Physics, 2012) and among the top 50 colleges ...
Charter School votes to return to OPSB governance
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In a historic vote, the Friends of King Schools charter board unanimously decided last week to return Dr. King Charter School to local governance under the ...
SUNO’s program earns accreditation
Despite facing incredible odds and adversity since Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of New Orleans more than nine years ago, the Crescent City’s only historically Black public university continues to ...
SUNO discussion focuses on police violence against young Black males
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer “Oftentimes we ask anyone these days why is there a disjointed relationship between police who are sworn to uphold the law and to protect and to ...

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