Louisiana Lemonade Day 2019 Empowers Lives One Young Entrepreneur At A Time

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — Far beyond making a glass of delicious lemonade, Lemonade Day empowers youth and their families to take ownership of their dreams and encourages them to become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow. […read more]

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New Orleans Native, Actor Wendell Pierce and Businessmen Troy Henry, Cleveland Spears, And Jeff Thomas Purchase Wbok Talk Radio

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — In a groundbreaking business move that will likely shape the landscape of local radio for several years to come, famed actor and New Orleans native, Wendell Pierce, along with business consultant and former mayoral candidate Troy Henry; Cleveland Spears owner of Spears Group Communications Firm, and Think504 owner Jeff Thomas have purchased WBOK Talk Radio. The investment group placed a bid to owners, Los Angeles-based Bakewell Media earlier this year and have now confirmed that the deal has been sealed. […read more]

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Dr. Ceeon Quiett Smith Selected For National Program That Prepares Leaders

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — Benedict College is pleased to announce that Ceeon Quiett Smith, PhD (left) is one of 20 Senior College Administrators selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the year-long Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program for Prospective College and University Presidents. The seminar-based program is designed to help individuals with the potential to serve as college and university presidents to clarify the alignment between their personal and professional values and goals and the missions of institutions that they might lead in the future. […read more]

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Patti LaBelle to headline Dillard University Founding Anniversary Celebration

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — To mark its 150th founding anniversary, Dillard University will welcome singer Patti LaBelle as its featured performer for its gala event on May 11. The Grammy-award winning artist, actress, and entrepreneur will perform at the event, which also serves as a fundraiser for students attending this historically black university. The gala at the Hyatt Regency downtown will recognize the university’s contribution to the city, and work to sustain its legacy. […read more]

Outstanding Minority Youth by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated – Theta Beta Sigma Chapter

2019 Salute to Outstanding Minority Male Youth

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — On Sunday, April 14, 2019, the Theta Beta Sigma Chapter held a public program honoring 93 Minority Males from all over the Greater New Orleans area, who will be graduating high school this year. They are recipients for the 2019 Tribute to Outstanding Minority Youth by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated – Theta Beta Sigma Chapter. They were honored because of their outstanding academic achievements. The Program was held on Dillard University’s Campus, Kearney Hall, Room 112 at 3:00 P.M. […read more]

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New Orleans African American Museum Reopens after Six Years

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — New Orleans has many historical traditions, however, when the African-American Museum in Tremé closed in 2013, due to financial problems, it was considered an important loss for the Black community. When it first opened in 2000 on 1417 Gov. Nicholls Street, the museum served as a space to house the history and culture of Black people in the city. Residents and supporters showed up at the Historic Building of the Villa Meilleur as the museum reopened on April 12, 2019. […read more]

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COMMENTARY: Coming together in Support for a Better New Orleans for All

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — It is again springtime in New Orleans. Which means people across our City will be outside using the many amazing parks and other outdoor facilities enjoying the Big Easy and all it has to offer its citizens. On May 4, 2019 there is millage proposal renewal on the ballot and Data News Weekly believes it is good for our City and we encourage our readers and citizens across the City to get out and vote YES to PW Parks and Recreation – 6.31 Mills Tax. […read more]

Alden J. McDonald, President and CEO of Liberty Bank and Trust Co

Liberty Bank is a proud partner of the $5 Million BuildNOLA Mobilization Fund

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — Liberty Bank and Trust Company announced its partnership with the City of New Orleans, Newcorp, Inc., the Kresge Foundation J. P. Morgan/Chase, and Living Cities Catalyst Impact Fund to create a BuildNOLA Mobilization Fund. The fund will provide up to $10 million in capital for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE’s) to access work in the City of New Orleans’ Green Infrastructure rebuilding program […read more]

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Unity-1 on the Road to Rebuilding

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — On March 20th NOPD officers were in pursuit of what they believed was a car that was stolen. As officers became disengaged the car sped away and tragedy arose as the car crashed into Unity One Beauty Salon, causing a three alarm fire that left the iconic Broadmoor business building engulfed in flames leaving it presently inoperable. Also three lives were lost, the two young men in the vehicle and one women inside the salon who later succumbed to burns sustained in the fire. […read more]

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Freret St Fest

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — The Freret Street Festival returned this year to give New Orleanians and visitors eight blocks of fun. The festival, which includes pet adoptions, food courts, various vendors, and a diverse music line-up across three stage, is a can’t-miss event, and Data News Weekly made sure to be there. […read more]