New Orleans’ use of porous pavement gradually expands

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Pervious or porous concrete is used at a few sites around town to manage storm water. More applications are planned,

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Nine HBCU students challenge Tennessee’s voter-ID law

More than two years after voting-rights activists launched a nationwide effort to address efforts to undermine the Voting Rights Act, a new movement is under

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Nearly a decade after Katrina, 81% of homes are rebuilt
Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent levee breaks flooded 80 percent of the Crescent City, a study by the University of New Orleans Department of Geography found that ...
Growing diversity at Apple a sweet bite for minorities
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer CUPERTINO, CA (Special from NorthStar News Today) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has made the rounds in Silicon Valley, smacking high-tech companies on the head for ...
Dillard delves into Creole culinary history
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer All are welcome to attend a day of lectures and panel discussions by some of the most well-versed individuals in the world of Creole culinary history, at ...
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Little League champ launches sneaker line to inspire, empower girls
Already famous for being athletically gifted, charismatic and socially conscious, Little League champ Mo’Ne Davis is again making headlines with the announcement of her collaboration with “social enterprise” company M4DE ...
Belmar can’t say if shooter was associated with protest
By Chris King Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – In a question-and-answer session with media at St. Louis County Police headquarters on Friday, March 13, St. ...
American Samoans demand right to vote
By Michael Lozano Contributing Writer LONG BEACH, Calif. (Special from New America Media) – Monroe Tuia is an American Samoan living in Long Beach. The 52-year-old served in the U.S. Army in ...
Pictured, from left to right, front row: First Lady Margie Zeno; Jefferson Superintendent Michele Blouin-Williams; Librarian Doris Pitts; Honorable Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson; and Honorable Chief Judge June Berry Darensburg; standing: Gretna Councilman, Leo Jones; Pastor Donald R. Jones; Attorney Kyle Mark Green; Pastor M.C. Zeno; Jefferson School Board President Cedric Floyd; Westwego Councilman Glenn Green; and Honorable Marc Johnson.
‘Lest We Forget’ honorees spotlighted at awards’ program
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer Someone once said that the only constant is change. When Black history is observed is no exception. Just one day after Black History Month, St. Joseph ...
7,500 fired teachers take their case to U.S. Supreme Court
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Nearly a decade after the mass firing of all 7,500 Orleans Parish public school employees, and the subsequent wrongful termination lawsuit that has seen both victories ...

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