• Residents at St. Rose Want to Fight

    May 24, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

    Residents in St. Rose, Louisiana, a city just passed Kenner—tracing the Mississippi River on the East Bank—are displeased with their air quality, and they blame it on the nearby the chemical plant.
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  • Remembering Mama D

    May 24, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

    On Saturday, May 20, New Orleans lost its beloved activist and hero Ryan French Cole, better known as “Mama D.” Cole was 72 when she died.
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  • Louisiana Children’s Museum Breaks Ground in New Orleans City Park

    May 24, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

    Kid-sized shovels were hard at work in New Orleans City Park today as the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) broke ground at its new site, bringing the child-centered, family-friendly
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  • Delaney's Armoire

    May 24, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

    There’s an old fashion trend boiling up this summer in men’s wear and its stirring up a lot of conversation. The “romper”, a shirt and pants combo, which is no secret to women’s fashion
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  • Mia X: No Limits to Giving Back to the Community

    May 24, 2017, 5:39 p.m.

    Mia X, is a hip-hop legend most notably known for her work with Master P and his No Limit Records; where she released three albums with two of them going gold. Putting her stamp on the rap game
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  • The Curly Corner

    May 24, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

    Far too often, new naturals are exposed to social media pages and blogs that feature naturals with thicker, coarser hair. This hair tends to look more like a lion’s mane
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  • NAACP President Cornell Brooks Voted Out

    May 24, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

    Why did the NAACP’s national board vote to part ways with their president, Cornell William Brooks? Several longtime members contacted by the NNPA Newswire were shocked to hear the news.
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  • Bayou Bougaloo

    May 24, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

    Between Friday, May 19th, and Sunday, May 21st, a party reigned on the Bayou. Bayou Boogaloo, sponsored by the Mothership Foundation
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President Barack Obama Farewell Speech FULL SPEECH

President Obama Farewell Address: Obama's final speech to the public will continue a tradition set in 1796 when George Washington addressed the American people for the last time as president. It will be followed by a "family reunion" for alumni of Obama's former campaigns, according to a save-the-date sent to alumni. Obama has described the event as "a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey," to celebrate the ways the country has changed and "to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here." For many supporters, Obama's decision to give the speech in Chicago rather than Washington added to the significance of the event. It was in Chicago's Grant Park that in 2008 he delivered his victory speech after becoming the nation's first black president.