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City to Expand Homeless Services at the Old VA Hospital

On March 15th, Mayor Mitch Landrieu in partnership with the Downtown Development District (DDD), State and Federal officials and local service

Black Press Week 2017 NNPA to Honor Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will honor veteran Democratic strategist Donna Brazile with the 2017 Torch Award

History of the Black Masking Tradition Part 2

As St. Joseph’s Night and Super Sunday have come to an end for the year, it serves as a time to reflect about Mardi Gras Indian Culture.

CBO Scores Republican Healthcare Bill, Millions Lose Out

On Monday, March 13th, the Congressional Budget Office released a monetary analysis of the Republican-Proposed Healthcare Plan Replacement. The new policy, supported by President Trump, is expected to strip

Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Speak at Dillard in Late March

Gabby Douglas, the first woman of color to win an Olympic Gold Medal as the All-Around Individual Gymnastics Champion, will present her unique story

Four Confederate Monuments to be Removed Later This Year

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the decision made by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on the Confederate Monuments case:

Congressman James E. Clyburn Educates Xavier Community on Black History

U.S. Rep James E. Clyburn, D-S.C. delivered the Black History Month convocation address at Xavier University’s Convocation Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Activist Empowers Black Women to Celebrate Daily Victories, Defy The Odds

The originator of the phrase ‘Black Women Are For Grown Ups’ Stevona Elem Rogers wrapped up a three-speaker series of young, up-and-coming black activists at Xavier University for Black History Month. Rogers, who is an author, teacher, and notable black ...

Spears Group to Launch New Experimental Dining Series

Known for Dinner En Blanc, the Millennial Awards and the Fried Chicken Festival, The Spears Group, a New Orleans-based Public Relations Firm

Jerrelda Sanders Carrying the Torch

To commemorate its Fifth-Year Anniversary, the Ice Divas Social Aid & Pleasure Club will present its First Queen: Jerrelda Sanders.

Black History Month...Celebrating Black Theater

Known as The Bean Brothers. Jomo Kenyatta Bean, who was known as Monroe Bean until about 1990 and his younger brother, Anthony Bean, were instrumental in the formation of Ethiopian Theater in 1973.

Shaun King Shares his Journey to Fight Injustice using Social Media

Do you want to be heard or do you want to make a change? This was a question that Civil Rights Activist and Senior Justice Writer for The New York Daily News

City of New Orleans to Receive FEMA Assistance

On Saturday, February 11th, in response to Tuesday’s tornadoes, President Trump declared a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana.

Local Muslim Students Protest Trump Ban

The Xavier University community walked about two miles around Drexel Drive leading the charge against President Donald Trump’s ban on people from 7 majority-Muslim nations

Zulu Contributes to Crime Stoppers Efforts During Mardi Gras

Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club announced it will donate funds to support efforts by Crime Stoppers and the New Orleans Police Department to enhance public safety, particularly with the start of the Mardi Gras

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