Cleopatra and Nathaniel A. Pendleton, Sr., parents of Hadiya Pendleton, also were recipients of the NNPA Foundation award. Photo by Roy Lewis

Parents of Hadiya Pendleton ‘still mourning’

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA National Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After a long day of travelling, then networking on Capitol Hill, Nathaniel and Cleopatra Pend­leton returned

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Region’s water woes addressed at Entrepreneur Week

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer At last Monday’s fourth annual Water Challenge, an event during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week or NOEW 2014, business owners vied

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The infusion of Cuban music continues in the New Orleans music scene
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer In recent months, the rhythms of Cuba pervaded the New Orleans music scene more than ever. The group Interactivo not only played its own gig at Tipitina’s ...
St. Katharine Drexel Prep’s inaugural ‘Remember When’ Fest is April 5
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer The school’s name has changed, but the legacy of sisterhood continues. Remember When—A Festival on Magazine Street, held annually for two decades to benefit Xavier University ...
NOPD manpower shortage raises concerns
It doesn’t look like New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is going to be able to keep the promise he made during his recent re-election bid to put 150 new cops ...
NAACP asks D.A., coroner to resume Glover probe
Three days after the state AG backed away from a request by Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Frank Minyard to weigh in on the ongoing investigation into the death of Henry ...
Lucy McBath and Ron Davis, parents of Jordan Davis, are the recipients of NNPA Foundation award. Photo by Roy Lewis
Jordan Davis worried that he wouldn’t ‘make it’ in life
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Filled with doubt about his future, Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old student at Samuel W. Wolfson High School began to cry one night ...
Black leaders critique Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper,’ relationship with Black community
By Jacqueline F. Taylor Contributing Writer ( — A Women’s History Month/Black Press forum to respond to President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative ended up being a critique of his administration ...
Bias found to be a factor in suspending Black students
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A new collection of research shows that despite the myths surrounding Black student behavior, poverty and severity of the offense have very ...
Activists say Black male initiative must address structural racism
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative expands educational and work opportunities for young Black and Hispanic males, but fails to address ...

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