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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

National Civil Rights Activists to give Public Lectures at Xavier for Black History

Civil Rights Activist Shaun King will speak as part of Xavier University’s Black History Month Speaker Series on Feb. 16, 2017. This event will be held in the University Center’s Ballroom at 6 p.m.

Dillard and Xavier take a win each in tense but friendly Crosstown Classic.

It was cold on Saturday. The temperature was in the mid 50’s, but that did not stop the Convocation Center at Xavier University of Louisiana’s campus from heating up for the annual Crosstown Classic

Mayor Landrieu, Governor Edwards Announce 2017 Public Safety Investment

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined Governor John Bel Edwards, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmondson, and FBI Agent

NNPA Receives $1.5 Million Gates Grant for Education Campaign

When civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin Chavis was named president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), he remained true to form, touting the Black Press

Women’s March in New Orleans Attracts Thousands, Aims to Keep Trump Presidency Accountable

Women, men, and children of all backgrounds gathered at Washington Square Park on Elysian Fields Avenue to protest President Donald J. Trump one day after his inauguration.

High School Artwork Pit Republicans against CBC on Capitol Hill

On January 10th, against the backdrop of President Obama’s Farewell Address, a nomination hearing for Sen. Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General and a press conference by Donald Trump, members of Congress

Rep. Richmond Joins CBC Colleagues to Testify Against Sen. Jeff Sessions AG Nomination

Today, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman, Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02), joined his CBC colleagues, Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis (GA-05)

Gov. Edwards’ Administration Sends Final Plan for $438 Million Appropriation

Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Office of Community Development submitted its final plan for an initial $438 million Flood-Relief Appropriation on Jan. 6th to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The State of Louisiana ranks No. 10 in Racial Progress

As the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday approaches, there is time to set aside how far we have come in Civil Rights as a nation. After the election of Donald Trump, and with the constant uphill battle

NAACP Leads Full Court Press Against Donald Trump's Attorney General Pick

The NAACP called a full court press opposing Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to replace Loretta Lunch as the next Attorney General of the United States.

Fox Host and St. Louis Police Group Want Teen’s Artwork Removed From U.S. Capitol

On December 29, Fox News personality Eric Bolling spoke out against a painting by a high school artist and constituent of Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), who represents greater St. Louis and the city of Ferguson, Missouri.