Long Since Gone, Can Black Residents Regain Thriving Community on Claiborne Without “Monster” Interstate?

April 6, 2023

Today, Interstate-10 towers over Claiborne Avenue, cutting a path through the Treme and Seventh Ward. Some residents call it “The Monster,” its massive, concrete pillars lord the raised highway — as well as its accompanying noise and air pollution — over what remains of one of New Orleans’ most historic communities. Raynard Sanders, executive director […]

The TEP Center Takes Charge of The Historic McDonogh 19 School Building to Educate About Local Civil Rights History

March 1, 2023

The TEP (Tate, Etienne, and Prevost) Center, 5909 St. Claude Ave., is a community center and organization working as a resource location for the public to discuss and learn about our complex and changing culture.  Located in a building that was previously McDonogh 19, the organization is committed to fighting racism and advocating for racial […]

Black Families Suffer More Childbirth Deaths

February 23, 2023

Racial health disparities still exist for Black women who have recently become mothers and their newborns. New research published in January 2023 by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that the richest mothers and their newborns are the most likely to survive the year after childbirth except when the child is black. The study […]

New Study Shows IRS Audits Black Filers More Frequently

February 3, 2023

A new study which was a collaboration between Stanford University and the U.S. Department of the Treasury clearly shows that Black Americans are more likely to be subject to audit by the IRA than non-Black filers. According to a new paper presented by Stanford law professor Daniel E. Ho Black and others, taxpayers receive IRS audit notices at least 2.9 times (and perhaps as much as 4.7 times) more than non-Black taxpayers. 

Voting Is Key to Racial Equality, Pew Research Center Study Reveals

January 25, 2023

“Black Resistance,” the national theme for Black History Month 2023, is a reminder of the ongoing fight against racial inequality. In a new study by the nationally respected Pew Research Center (PRC), 63 percent of Black adults indicated that voting was a key strategy for moving toward equality. Less than half of poll respondents (42 percent) placed protesting in that same category. Only Black Americans age 65 and over consider protests a preferred tactic. Supporting Black-owned business and Black-led communities were also ranked as effective remedies for inequality. Contacting elected officials was considered the least effective tactic among those offered.

Black Alchemy: Remembering Fazendeville Features Forgotten African American Community in St. Bernard Parish at Ogden Museum Exhibit

November 17, 2022

The Darryl Chappell Foundation and Ogden Museum of Southern Art are pleased to announce a public exhibition of photographer-in-residence, Aaron Turner, Black Alchemy: Remembering Fazendeville, the culmination of a ten-week residency. Aaron Turner is a photographer and educator currently based in Arkansas. Turner received his M.A. from Ohio University and a M.F.A from Gross School of […]

Commemorating the Student Movement and the Deaths of Denver Smith and Leonard Brown on November 16th with An Overdue Apology

November 8, 2022

November 16, 2022 will mark the 50th anniversary of the shootings of Leonard Brown and Denver Smith on the campus of Southern University in Baton Rouge (SU). Both Smith and Brown were unarmed and neither engaged in any acts of aggression that day. Yet, they were shot and killed. It has been 50 years since […]

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