New Orleans

Here's why Mayor Landrieu's speech on the Confederate monuments removal resonated

One word appeared 13 times in Mayor Mitch Landrieu's speech on the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans: truth.<p>The word, repeated at some …

Mardi Gras

Orleans jail employee caught smuggling heroin, other drugs to inmate: warrant

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office investigators on Thursday (May 25) caught a sheriff's office employee in the act of trying to smuggle heroin and …

Crime

Two Algiers churches blend to make one unified 'family'

Two Algiers churches have recently combined to unite a community in faith, family, and friendship. Connect Church has united with Oak Park Baptist …

Faith

Bill that would stall New Orleans' affordable housing effort up for vote Tuesday

A controversial proposal to ban Louisiana local governments from requiring affordable housing in new residential projects is up for a key debate in …

Housing

New Orleans Flees the Confederacy

Mayor Mitch Landrieu faces the past.<p>Whitewashing the ignoble aims of the Confederacy, and of the white supremacists who continue to glorify it, is a deeply ingrained political instinct. The lie of the “Lost Cause” owes its longevity not so much to the racists who believe in it as to the many …

Racism

New Orleans Mayor Delivers Message On Race In Monuments Speech

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about his address on the removal of the city's Confederate monuments one week ago.

Politics

Principal of mostly black charter school fired for neo-Nazi rings and alt-right alter ego

The internet's strange insurgent far right movement spent the majority of President Donald Trump's campaign spreading its message online, in places …

Racism

Man sought for questioning in Gentilly armed robbery, New Orleans police say

A man is sought for questioning in connection with the May 10 armed robbery of a woman in Gentilly after she gave a ride to a person she met at a …

Crime

Charges filed after man found fatally shot on Esplanade Avenue: New Orleans police

A 21-year-old man was jailed early Friday morning (May 26) in connection with the death of a man found fatally shot in the 3400 block of Esplanade …

Crime

New Orleans alternative school principal fired over participation in monument protests, Nazi rings

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The principal of an alternative charter school in New Orleans has been fired after video surfaced of him wearing rings …

Education

Small university outranks many others in black physics grads

One of the smallest historically black colleges in the U.S. boasts a huge accomplishment: pound for pound, tiny Dillard University in New Orleans graduates more physics majors -- and, notably, more female physics majors -- than far bigger schools with more resources.<p>With an enrollment of 1,200, …

Education

America’s Best Cities for Cocktails — and What to Drink Once You’re There

Going out for drinks doesn’t mean finding the best happy hour money can buy anymore. The uptick of studied bartenders, small-batch spirit makers, and Instagram-worthy locales stretch from coast-to-coast, practically guaranteeing you can find a proper drink wherever you go.<p>Some cocktail capitals are …

Bourbon Street

Woman drops purse at clinic; gun fires and wounds bystander: report

A 58-year-old Mississippi woman was arrested on assault and weapons charges Thursday (May 25) after she accidentally dropped her purse at a medical …

Crime

Black Male Educators of New Orleans, LA: Brothers Empowered to Teach (BE2T).

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) At “Brothers Empowered to Teach”, we recruit men of color—particularly <i>black men</i> to explore careers in …

Louisiana

Five Breaking News Haikus

On Point<p>Black women founders need funding<p>Black women are the most educated group in the nation, and are the highest percentage of any group enrolled …

Dear White People

Saints' Kuhn: I've dreamed about blocking for someone like Peterson

John Kuhn is understandably excited about the idea of leading the way for an all-time great.<p>Asked Thursday about the opportunity to block for Adrian …

NFL

Principal in Nazi gear is gone, just like the monuments he supported: Opinion

There are always going to be people who claim that New Orleans purging itself of four monuments honoring Confederates and their anti-Reconstruction …

Racism

The best Memorial Day weekend getaways the USA has to offer

Holiday weekends in the U.S. are always a terrific time for traveling.<p>Sure, things might be busy since more people are off from work, but you should never let that deter you from taking a trip to a fun, new destination.<p>Hurry up and make these travel plans to ensure a fantastic Memorial Day</b> …

Memorial Day Weekend

Pelicans reportedly considering Sam Mitchell for assistant coach job

Sam Mitchell could be on the Pelicans coaching staff next season<p>Sam Mitchell was last seen filling in for the Timberwolves on an interim basis after the sudden death of Flip Saunders in October 2015. Mitchell was an assistant the year before and coached Minnesota through a pretty unsuccessful …

Basketball

Confederate license plate requests quadrupled in Louisiana last year: OMV

Requests for the Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate quadrupled last year, according to the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.<p>The number of …

License Plates

Chefs Share Gulf Coast Dining Faves

And more top dining intel<p>Headed to the beach over Memorial Day weekend? Six chefs share <b>Gulf Coast dining</b> faves. [NOLA.COM]• <b><br>Treme Coffee Shop</b> (1501 St. Phillip Street) got hit three times over a two day period by the same suspected burglar, police said. The suspect allegedly first stole money from …

Food & Dining

Filming in Algiers to close part of Mardi Gras Boulevard on Friday

Filming in Algiers will close a portion of Mardi Gras Boulevard for several hours Friday (May 26), the city's Office of Cultural Economy said. The …

Mardi Gras

Sad News — Mat & Naddie’s Has Turned Out the Lights

The longtime Riverbend restaurant closed permanently Tuesday<p><b>Mat & Nadie’s</b> served its final meal on Tuesday night before turning out the lights on the longtime restaurant located where Freret meets the river, reports Ian McNulty. Chef and Owner <b>Steve Schwartz</b> will continue to operate the catering arm …

Restaurants

Trump went overseas this week to talk tough, not hold hands

It's an unfortunate reality that terrorism and politics are linked.<p>Fear and anger are powerful motivators, and for US President Donald Trump, who was …

Donald Trump

Lions See Southland Conference Tournament Run Ended by UNO

<b>SUGAR LAND, Texas –</b> The Southeastern Louisiana baseball team's run towards the Southland Conference Tournament championship was ended on Friday with …

Major League Baseball

The 15 Essential New Orleans Breakfasts Spots - Eater New Orleans

New Orleanians love nothing more than lingering at breakfast, enjoying conversation and sometimes cocktails during the most important meal of the day. For that reason, there are <i>a lot</i> of stellar breakfast spots in New Orleans, whether you are searching for a neighborhood hang-out with the perfect …

Restaurants

Will my trash get picked up on Memorial Day? Check here

Many government offices will close in observance of Memorial Day on Monday (May 29). However, garbage trucks will run as regularly scheduled in …

Louisiana

Selling booze in Mandeville? You still must ask the City Council

Businesses and non-profit organizations seeking municipal permits to sell alcoholic beverages in Mandeville will continue to go through the local …

Louisiana

2 drug counselors OD on opioids at addiction facility: report

Two drug counselors were found dead of an apparent overdose from opioids at a Pennsylvania addiction facility, CNN reports. Their deaths "a …

Addiction

13 arrested after staging crashes, faking injuries in Louisiana, police say

Louisiana State Police say 13 people have been arrested in connection with an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile crashes.<p>A news …

Crime