Category: City News

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The Moon over NOLA

On Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 New Orleans residents were treated to a rare night sky event: The “hunter’s supermoon.” According to timeanddate.com, a ”supermoon” is a full moon at its closest point to earth, not...

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The Aftermath Of The Louisiana Flood

The Flood Damage The Louisiana flood, which received little national coverage despite leaving roughly 110,00 homes damaged, started August 8, although most of the flooding started August 12. It swept through southern Louisiana in a...

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XULA students, athletes assist in #BRflood cleanup

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana students helped this past weekend with recovery from recent catastrophic flooding in the state. Thirty-one XULA students — including athletes , Elex Carter, Seth Jackson, Innocent Kukulu, Lucas Martin-Julien, Wesley Pluviose-Philip and Chris...

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HBCUs Important to Minority Success

There are about 600 minority serving institutes and historically Black Colleges and Universities in America, and three in New Orleans: Dillard University; Southern University at New Orleans; and Xavier University of Louisiana. These MSIs, despite...

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The Essence Festival is this Weekend

The Essence Festival is a event full of FREE expos and events as well as concerts. It is located at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Louisiana Superdome with other locations. The festival is...

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French Quarter Festival is this Week

The French Quarter Fest–a totally free festival in the French Quarter and along the riverfront–is April 7-10. Live music, dance jams, food and sunshine are on the schedule. Advisory: parking is rare and expensive. Take...

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New Lease on Life Protest

On Weds., March 23, 2016, the LA Bucket Brigade, Rainforest Action Network, and other environmental organizations rallied at Duncan Plaza and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to protest the auctioning leases for oil drilling in 43 million...