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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

Marc Lamont Hill kicks of black history speaker series at Xavier

National television host Marc Lamont Hill fired up local students as he spoke on the significance of black history at the first of three public lectures organized by Xavier University for Black History Month. Hill, who contributes to CNN, BET ...

Mayor Landrieu, American Can Residents and Councilmember Guidry Announce Extension of Affordable Housing

On Wednesday, Feb. 1st, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, American Can residents, Councilmember Guidry and Audubon Communities, the Owner of the American Can Apartments

Tornado Severely Damages New Orleans East Neighborhood

Feb. 7 2017, a massive tornado hit the City of New Orleans around 10 a.m., damaging several homes in New Orleans East. The area remained under mandatory tornado watch for over six hours.

King Cake Festival Raises Funds while Celebrating Mardi Gras Pastime

Foodies near and far traveled to New Orleans’ Champions Square for a sweet tooth start to the Mardi Gras season. It was the Fourth Annual King Cake Festival put on by Ochsner Hospital for Children