STEM NOLA Receives Nearly $3 Million Defense Department Grant

Multimillion-dollar grant will extend STEM programs to U.S. military families, low-income students of color and underrepresented communities  STEM NOLA has received a $2.79 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to expand its educational workshops and access across the Gulf South, serving military-connected families. The grant was one of...

Councilmember Kristin Palmer Creates Community Office Hours for District “C” Residents in the Cut-off

District C Councilwoman Kristin Palmer and staff will host community office hours for District "C" residents in the Cut-off neighborhood located in lower Algiers. Starting Wednesday, Sept. 23, District "C" staff will host community office hours from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Cut-off Recreation Center, 6600...

Officers in Breonna Taylor Case Escape Indictment

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia After 194 days, months of protests, and a $12 million civil settlement, the family of Breonna Taylor did not receive the justice they have desperately sought. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Grand Jury failed to indict the officers for killing Taylor,...

NNPA Presents #FIYAH! with Winton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis’s exploration of socio-cultural and political issues has yielded some of his most inspired and provocative work over the last four decades including the GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning Black Codes (From the Underground) in 1985, Blood on the Fields ─ the first jazz composition ever to win a Pulitzer Prize─ in...

Suffering Continues While More COVID-19 Aid Remains Stymied in Congress

By Charlene Crowell  As of mid-September, at least 197,000 people died from COVID-19 according to Johns Hopkins University. Beyond these fatalities, the number of COVID-related cases diagnoses reached 6.5 million people and continues to rise.     Beyond the health effects, according to the the U.S. Census Bureau, as of Aug. 31, over 80...