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Economy

La. awarded nearly $8M to improve early childhood education

LOUISIANA WEEKLY — Research leaves no doubt about the magnitude of development in the first five years of life. […read more]

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Congressman Cedric L. Richmond represents the 2nd District of Louisiana, which includes parts of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. He is also the chair of the 48-member, bicameral, bipartisan Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which was established in 1971.Official Photo
Black History

OP-ED: Because of the CBC, the Farm Bill Includes Millions for HBCUs, Black Farmers, and Rural Communities of Color

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “According to federal law, states are required to match federal funding dollar-for-dollar for land-grant universities, but many HBCUs have not been getting what they are owed. In fact, a 2013 report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities found that from 2010-12, 61% of the historically black land-grant universities did not receive 100% of the one-to-one matching funds from their respective states…” […read more]

National

10 Years After Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (New York Times) — It is a wonder that any of it is here at all: The scattered faithful gathering into Beulah Land Baptist Church on a Sunday morning in the Lower Ninth Ward. The men on stoops in Mid-City swapping gossip in Read More

Politics

Nagin Asks Judge to Dismiss Bribery Indictment

by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin asked a federal judge Wednesday to throw out his indictment on bribery charges, saying the case has been tainted by prosecutorial misconduct. The alleged misconduct includes anonymous online posts about Read More

Op-Ed

Jimmy Graham–A True Baller

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   That’s right, Jimmy Graham!  Most of the public is only recently becoming aware of the story of Jimmy Graham.  I find this very unfortunate, but true. Jimmy Graham is a tight end for the New Orleans Saints football team.  Read More