Denzel Washington to deliver Dillard commencement address

Two-time Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will deliver the address at Dillard University on Saturday, May 9, when 247 students of Dillard

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NOMA connects our Congo to the Kongo in new exhibit

By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Traces of African roots are ingrained in New Orleans culture. Pieces of traditions, music, rituals, cuisine, and art among other

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OPSB puts off contract vote for superintendent to discuss details
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board delayed a vote last week on its new superintendent’s contract because board members want to further discuss details in the agreement. For about ...
RSD says it’s ready to engage community
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer In the past, engaging the community in the decision regarding which charter operator would move into which New Orleans neighborhood was not an official part of ...
S.C. subcommittee votes to close state’s only HBCU
By Roberto Alejandro Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – A South Carolina House subcommittee has recommended the state’s only historically Black higher education institution, South Carolina State ...
Legislators talk of SUNO/UNO merger
Just four years after Louisiana lawmakers mulled over a bill proposing to merge historically Black Southern University at New Orleans with predominantly white University of New Orleans, the state legislature ...
Myth that there are more Black men in prison than college is debunked
In a 2013 column for The Root, Howard University professor and Congressional Black Caucus Foundational analyst Ivory A. Toldson said that the myth about there being more Black men ...
SUNO conference on dyslexia set for Feb. 19
Ten to 15 percent of the population in the U.S. has dyslexia, yet only five out of every 100 dyslexics are recognized and receive assistance, according to the Dyslexia Research ...
Consul General hopes to open French high school to continue language education
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With increasing interest in French immersion education in New Orleans, there are currently no opportunities for students to continue at a high school level. Grégor Trumel, the ...
Xavier awarded $80K grant from Black and Indian Mission Board
Xavier University of Louisiana was recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the Black and Indian Mission Board in support of its educational ministries. The Xavier grant was among those approved this ...

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