Black Facts

February 23, 2018 LA Data News 0

MAROONS Maroons were Africans who had escaped from slavery in the Americas, mixed with the Native Americans, and formed independent settlements. Between 1780 and 1784, a group of Maroons led by Jean Saint Malo resisted […]

Slave Captains Instructed

February 15, 2018 LA Data News 0

The Skills of the Africans were so vital to Louisiana settlers that slave ship captains were instructed not to stop in the West Indies in route to Louisiana because French West Indian planters would buy […]

BLACK FACTS

February 7, 2018 LA Data News 0

FOUNDING OF NEW ORLEANS The French had learned from natives about a path from the lake down what is now Bayou Road across Esplanade ridge to the Mississippi River. When they decided to build a […]

Meet The 2016 – 2017 Trailblazers

October 4, 2017 LA Data News 0

Data News Staff Report Each month, Data News Weekly pays tribute to an individual doing extraordinary things in the community.  For years, Data has highlighted these outstanding people as Trailblazers of the Month.  These are […]

Film Review: Detroit

August 9, 2017 LA Data News 0

Dwight Brown “Detroit” tells a story of racial injustice and police brutality, based on fact, which is easy enough to believe and has parallels with today’s problems with police criminality and impunity. But since this […]

New Orleans inspires Cuban art

July 31, 2017 admin 0

Written by Deja Dennis Photos by Olivia Vega Havana, Cuba – Miles away from the aroma of creole cooking, oaks draped with Mardi Gras beads, and the sweet sound of jazz music, in a small […]

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