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Thursday | The Times-Picayune

La. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living awards grants to New Orleans community organizations

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living , a program of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center administered by the Louisiana Public Health Institute, recently awarded over $105,600 in Community Advocacy Grants to seven New Orleans area community organizations.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, Smoking, Medicine, Health

Wed Jul 09, 2014

NOLA.com

Famous 'G' Club dresses to impress at its annual 86th annual Summer Ball

When the Famous 'G' Club was established in 1927, it was to "bring about closer social relationships among members and engage in welfare and civic endeavors."

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Related Topix: New York, Pop/Rock, The Call

Wed Jul 02, 2014

NOLA.com

Hot books for New Orleans summer from Wilton Barnhardt, Mona Lisa Saloy and Frederick Starr

Old South and New South collide in this witty, character-rich tale of a family in decline.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Jazz

NOLA.com

NOLA-born duo Acte II, currently competing on 'America's Got Talent,' to perform locally

Olanna Goudeau and Ashley Renee Watkins, the dynamic opera-singing duo known as Acte II to fans of the current season of NBC's " America's Got Talent ," have more singing to do on the competition.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, New Orleans, LA, University of Oklahoma, Television

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Concord Monitor

'Designing Women' star, 67, dies of cancer

Taylor also had been a member of that city's Goodman Theatre. The Boston-born Taylor started acting in community shows in New Orleans, where his father was dean of students at Dillard University.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Designing Women, Entertainment, Television, Theater, Arts, Indiana

Mon Jun 23, 2014

NOLA.com

'Freedom Summer: American Experience:' Read what others are writing about the new PBS documentary

"Freedom Summer: American Experience," debuting at 8 p.m. Tuesday on WYES, recalls the summer of 1964, in which more than 700 student volunteers joined with Mississippi locals to stage a voter-registration drive, found Freedom Schools and form the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Television

Sun Jun 22, 2014

Minot Daily News

Earlier days

When the Rev. Robert L. Polk came to North Dakota to serve the Congregational church in Berthold in the 1950s, North Dakota had an African-American population of 46 people, according to the 1950 census.

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Related Topix: Berthold, ND, African-American, Minot, ND

Post and Courier

Remembering Freedom Summer

The civil rights movement really was a cluster of often barely coordinated grassroots efforts waged across the U.S. If it succeeded in transforming the country, it was the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964 that irrevocably changed the civil rights movement.

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The Times-Picayune

styrofoam

Abigail Mayer, 8, right, launches a styrofoam rocket during the Girl Scouts Louisiana East S.T.E.M. Extravaganza at Dillard University in New Orleans Saturday, June 21, 2014.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

NOLA.com

'Freedom Summer: American Experience' revisits 1964 Mississippi tragedies and triumphs

David Dennis provides a galvanizing turning point in " Freedom Summer: American Experience ," airing at 8 p.m. Tuesday on WYES.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Philadelphia, MS, Television

Thu Jun 19, 2014

ABC News

Don't Shy Away From Struggle, First Lady Says

First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday told graduates of a local college access program not to shy away from their personal struggles, because overcoming them is the key to success.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, New Orleans, LA

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