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Teenager Gets Accepted into 83 Colleges, Receives $3 Million in Scholarships

by Teddy Grant   Apr 18, 2018

A New Orleans teenager got accepted into 83 colleges and was awarded millions of dollars in scholarships. International High School of New Orleans senior Darrin... Read More

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New Orleans Chef’s Charges White Customers $30, Minorities $12 in Social Experiment

by Teddy Grant   Mar 07, 2018

A New Orleans chef came up with a bold social experiment to shed light on the racial income disparity. Charge white customers more. Chef Tunde... Read More

Black Lives Matter Activist Fatally Shot in New Orleans

Black Lives Matter Activist Fatally Shot in New Orleans

by Zahara Hill   Feb 07, 2018

A well-known Black Lives Matter activist was fatally shot in New Orleans early Tuesday morning. Muhiyidin Moye, who was also known as Muhiyidin d’Baha,... Read More

Man Freed From Prison After More Than 45 Years Behind Bars

Man Freed From Prison After More Than 45 Years Behind Bars

by Shantell E. Jamison   Nov 28, 2017

A 65-year-old man who spent more than half of his life behind bars has been freed. TIME reports that at age 19, Wilbur Jones... Read More

New Orleans Poised to Elect First Black Woman Mayor

New Orleans Poised to Elect First Black Woman Mayor

by Shantell E. Jamison   Oct 18, 2017

For the first time in the city’s nearly 300-year history, New Orleans will have an African-American woman as mayor. Essence reports that this year’s... Read More

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Ruby Bridges and Desegregation

by The Atlantic   Sep 08, 2017

Fifty-three years ago, Look magazine published a Norman Rockwell painting of a small Black girl walking into a newly desegregated New Orleans school. The... Read More

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New Orleans Begins Removal of Controversial Confederate Monuments

by #TeamEBONY   Apr 24, 2017

Despite weeks of opposition from pro-monument groups, New Orleans began the process of removing four controversial confederate statues. A move that comes as some Southern... Read More

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Meet Shantrelle P. Lewis, An International Curator and Author

by Teryn Payne   Apr 07, 2017

You may wonder what a “Dandy” or “Black Dandy” is and where it came from. The truth is, the terminology has been around for... Read More

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Surprise Fans In New Orleans

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Surprise Fans In New Orleans

by #TeamEBONY   Mar 27, 2017

What’s better than one great comedian on stage? TWO great comedians on stage and for fans in New Orleans, the audience got more than... Read More

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Poetic Verses from ‘Queen Sugar’ Actor Kofi Siriboe

by LaToya Cross   Oct 20, 2016

Kofi Siriboe steps into the JETSuite, a monthly artist series created by JET Read More