Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute Honors Leaders

The Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute  recently honored Dean Baquet, Walter Isaacson, Monty Williams, and Tania Tetlow at its annual fundraiser on, highlighted by a special performance by Grammy-Award-winning singer Eric Benet. Inspired by the esteemed former president of Xavier University Norman C. Francis, the Institute has provided leadership training...

City Unveils New Safety & Security Measures on Lafitte Greenway

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) and New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission today (Friday, Sept. 20) announced safety and security enhancements on the Lafitte Greenway, which include emergency call boxes, public safety cameras, grounds patrol officers, and lighting repairs. “We are pleased to complete...

NOTMC and NOMTN to Host Workshop on Digital Marketing for Small, Diverse Businesses as part of “In It to Win It” Series

On Monday, Sept. 16 from 6 pm - 8 pm, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) and the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network (NOMTN) will present its fourth session of "In It To Win It," a series of workshops and panel discussions aimed at helping local, diverse-owned businesses in New...

More Than $5.7 Million Saved for Residents During Amnesty Late Fee Program

Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s Amnesty Late Fee Forgiveness Program saved residents approximately $5.7 million during the three-month effort to clear past-due accounts with parking and camera tickets, sales and hotel/motel taxes, code enforcement violations, and library fees. “I want to thank our residents for taking the opportunity to get right with...

Census Job Fair Slated for Sept. 14

State Rep. Jimmy Harris is hosting a Census Job Fair Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Maria Goretti Community Center. The U.S. Census Bureau recruiters will be present to assist applicants to apply for a range of positions who seeks to assist with the 2020 Census count. The event is also...

SUNO Celebrates 60 Years

Students, faculty, staff and administration at SUNO along with community members will take part in a weeklong celebration in honor of university's 60th anniversary. On Sept. 21, 1959, SUNO opened the doors of its one building to 158 students and 15 faculty members. The weeklong 60th anniversary celebration begins Sunday, Sept....

Saints Shine in Season Opener

The New Orleans Saints got their NFL regular season off to a winning start against the Houston Texans, in a game they looked like losing for large parts. As well as helping Sean Payton pick up a long-awaited season-opening win, the win also showed those Saints fans who had been...