Bennett College Raises $8.2 Million to Keep Accreditation

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia In a dramatic announcement on Monday, Feb. 4, Bennett College’s Phyllis Worthy Dawkins said she was confident that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges would restore the historically black college’s accreditation. “We’ve raised enough to produce additional resources. That’s...

Baseball Trailblazer, Civil Rights Icon Frank Robinson Dead at 83

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Frank Robinson, a trailblazing figure who was Major League Baseball’s first African American manager and one of its greatest players during a career that spanned 21 seasons, died Thursday after a prolonged illness, according to pro baseball’s premiere website, MLB.com. Robinson was 83. The...

Boycott Bowl Donates $57,404 to NORD Foundation

Boycott Bowl organizers presented NORD Foundation with a $57,404.36 donation today (Friday, Feb. 8) — proceeds from the street festival and concert held in downtown New Orleans during Super Bowl Sunday. Mayor LaToya Cantrell also was joined by City Council Vice President Helena Moreno, NORDC commissioner Kimberly Abramson and NORD Foundation...

City Council Addresses School Bus Safety, Criminal Justice and Affordable Housing Issues at Feb. 7 Meeting

Things Appear to Get Heated Between Councilman At-Large Williams and DA Cannizzaro The New Orleans City Council got down to business at its regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, approving ordinance to create a uniform regulatory framework for school buses, adopting a resolution urging Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office to...