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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Wed Jul 09, 2014
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."
Wed Jul 02, 2014
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.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
'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.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
'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.
Sun Jun 22, 2014
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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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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.
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.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
'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.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
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.