Claiborne Overpass Construction That Obliterated Historic Black Business District May Get Restitution in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

April 6, 2021

In the early 1960s, the North Claiborne Avenue that ran through Treme was lined with 300-year-old oak trees. On either side of the avenue were bustling shops, storefronts, and other businesses. The original Circle Food Store, Ernie K. Doe’s Mother-in-law Lounge, and Charbonnet Funeral Home were among dozens of black-owned businesses on this section of […]

Movie Review: American Skin

January 19, 2021

Nate Parker returns to directing with this suspenseful film about one of the most polarizing topics in the contemporary United States, the extrajudicial killing of black people by law enforcement. The film takes the viewer on an emotional journey but fails to deliver a cathartic release that would have made it a monumental work of […]

The unchurching of a movement

July 18, 2020

African American movements for equality have long been entrenched in the Black church. The Black church has produced some of Black Americas most prolific and profound leaders such as Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Rev. Martin Luther King, Rev Jesse Jackson and Rev. Ralph Abernathy. In fact, the leading civil rights organization of the 1960s, the […]

Juneteenth: The day of Jubilee

June 18, 2020

Reparation New Orleans is calling for Africans Americans to march for reparations on Juneteenth (June 19, 2020) at 9:00 a.m. starting at Nora Navra Library Juneteenth has grown to be a traditional African American holiday that is steadily becoming on par with Kwanza. The holiday commemorates the arrival of federal troops in Galveston, Texas. Why […]

Editorial Board Round Table on the NOPD’s Use of Chemical Weapons Against the People of New Orleans on June 3, 2020.

June 9, 2020

In the aftermath of World War I, in 1925 world leaders met to come to an agreement to ban the use of chemical and biological weapons during warfare. It wasn’t until 1975 when the United States ratified the agreement in accordance with the 1925 Geneva Protocol. However, the United States made exceptions for the use […]

I Can’t Breathe

June 4, 2020

On May 25th, an African American man, named George Floyd, in Minnesota became the latest in a long list of African Americans to be killed by American law enforcement. In a nearly nine minute video, Officer Derek Chauvin can be seen kneeling on the neck of Floyd, who repeats “please, I can’t breathe”. At a particularly […]

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