NAACP President Cornell Brooks Voted Out

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.

Louisiana Children’s Museum Breaks Ground in New Orleans City Park

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

Remembering Mama D

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.

Michael Bagneris Announces Bid for Mayor

This past Thursday, May 11th, Michael Bagneris announced his bid for Mayor at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in Treme’. So far, Bagneris is the first to officially announce

Gov. Edwards Announces NGA Partnership to Reduce Child Hunger in LA

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) chose Louisiana among only 10 states

AKA President, Lawmakers Condemn Racist Act at American University

A day after Taylor Dumpson, who is an African-American woman, was elected to be student body president at American University, nooses and bananas (some with the words “AKA Free”

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Multitalented New Orleans chanteuse and all-around entertainer, Sharon Martin, will once again take on the iconic role of Billie Holiday in Lanie Robinson’s stage musical

Governor Criticizes Republican-Proposed Bill

Last Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the House Republican Budget that decimates critical state services without regard

Central City Visitors Center to Launch May 5th

Ashé Cultural Arts Center (Ashé), its Board and Worldwide Travel Experiences (WTE), in partnership with the Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, Merchants and Business Association

Anthony Bean Recognized at Big Easy Entertainment Award 2017

On Monday, April 24th, at the Orpheum Theater, New Orleans Playwright and Artistic Director Anthony Bean received the “Theater Lifetime Achievement Award” from Gambit at its Big Easy

Louis Armstrong Park as a Classroom Project Relating to Stevie Wonder's CD Secret Life of Plants

The Tamborine and Fan organization will be hosting a summer camp at Louis Armstrong Park. The camp called "Secret Life of Plants" Project will include

Attorney Juan LaFonta Shoots New Commercial Features Big Freedia and Gives Back to the Community

Over the years’ Attorney Juan LaFonta has been on the forefront of serving his community. Making his mark as an elected official, educator, community advocate and now as a top attorney

The Black Press Shows Resilience of the Black Community

For 190 years, the Black Press has chronicled the spirit and resilience of the African-American community.

Group Pressures City on Monument Removal, City Stalls

With the April 13th date passed to remove four confederate monuments in the City, local coalition Take Em’ Down Nola said it will continue to press the City to follow on its 2015 vote to remove the monuments.

Deadline for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Grant is May 15th

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation through its Community Partnership Grants Program is looking for new applicants. Applicants interested in applying for Community Funding for Music and Art Education