City of New Orleans Activates Freeze Plan

In anticipation of cold weather, the city of New Orleans will activate the Citywide Freeze Plan overnight Tuesday, Dec. 17. A cold front came into the area early Tuesday, bringing much colder temperatures. With wind chil factor, temperatures will continue to drop overnight and will remain below the threshold of...

SUNO IS IN TROUBLE…AND IT NEEDS A FIGHTER

SUNO is in trouble. A one-year SACS probation that will determine its future and a $2 million deficit are top issues facing Southern University at New Orleans—the only public, historically Black institution of higher learning in New Orleans. On top of that, reports about SUNO’s incoming interim Chancellor James Ammon...

We Did It! Now What?

Louisiana's Black Voters Made Gov. Edward's Win Possible It is indisputable. African-American voters were integral to John Bel Edwards victory in the Nov. 16 run off.  No. Scratch that. “Integral” is a fine word, but it does not make it plain enough.  Gov. John Bel Edwards won because of Black...

Diet and Exercise, Not Just One

Beginning a journey of losing weight and getting fit is one of the most intimidating lifestyle choices to make. With so many different voices giving so much conflicting information, even the planning stages can be enough to dissuade us completely. Whatever your approach, however, it is necessary to understand that...

Redemption: Cyntoia Brown Finds Her Voice

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D.NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor To say Cyntoia Brown’s life has been complicated is an understatement. Brown is a young, black woman sentenced as an adult to life in prison when as a teenager, she killed Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old man, who had solicited...

Renowned Author Ernest J. Gaines Dies

Louisiana Native Remembered for Southern Classics Author Ernest J. Gaines died in his sleep of cardiac arrest at his home in Oscar, Louisiana today. He was 86 years old. A native of Pointe Coupee Parish, Mr. Gaines’ critically acclaimed novel, “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” was adapted into a 1974...