Tag Archives: Louisiana

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Louisina Rep. Cedric Richmond Elected to Chair the Congressional Black Caucus

The Louisiana rep and staunch advocate for criminal justice reform will push the black agenda in Congress starting in January

Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, a staunch advocate for criminal justice reform, was elected to chair…

By Selena Hill

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Why Do Boys in Areas of Income Inequality Drop Out More?

Is it economic despair?

Low income students in states of higher inequality are more likely to drop out of…

By Robin White Goode

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black and latino students in colleges

Does President Obama Support HBCUs?

His answer to a student's question has caused others to wonder

“We don’t live in a society where African Americans are restricted in what colleges they…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Buy off campus. Nearly all school supplies sold in on-campus book stores are more expensive than in stores located in town. “If possible, especially when you are making bulk purchases, make the trip off campus to buy school supplies,” recommends Jesse Ryan, managing director at Accounting Principals. “Sometimes local vendors even sell campus spirit wear for nearly half the price,” he adds.

Are Turnaround Districts the Answer for America’s Worst Schools?

State-run school districts get mixed results

Turnaround school districts in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana are meeting head-on the difficult work of…

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Ollie Tyler First Black Woman Mayor of Shreveport

After surviving domestic abuse, she becomes Shreveport's first black woman mayor

Shreveport, Louisiana made history as the city swore in Ollie Tyler, their first ever black…

By Essence Gant

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Louisiana Governor Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core Standards

Legislator says administration violating the Constitution's 10th Amendment

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal proves his strong opposition to Common Core State Standards with a…

By Courtney Connley

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Report: School Bans Rastafarian Teen For Refusing to Cut His Dreadlocks

Louisiana officials say hair violates school dress code

One Rastafarian teen has been banned from attending his Louisiana high school for refusing to…

By Courtney Connley

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Keep Them Up! Louisiana Town Bans Sagging Pants

The ACLU claims the move is unconstitutional

Louisiana parish says ‘Pull ’em up!’

By Makkada B. Selah

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Could Bobby Jindal’s New Tax Plan Hurt Louisiana’s Poor?

Governor Jindal has a new tax plan — what do you think?

Governer Jindal wants to eliminate income taxes in Louisiana, but raise sales tax

By Makkada B. Selah

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Louisiana Woman Set on Fire by KKK Over Supporting Obama?

Authorities are claiming the victim was not wearing an Obama t-shirt

Authorities are claiming the victim was not wearing an Obama t-shirt

By Makkada B. Selah

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Hurricane Worker Spit on and Called N-Word by White Worker

Unprovoked attack gets caught on video

Unprovoked attack gets caught on video

By Sasha King

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Katrina +5: SBA, Taken by Surprise, Unprepared to Quickly Offer Aid

Businesses most prepared for rainy days most likely to succeed

When Katrina struck, SBA was in the middle of a transformation that included an internal…

By Joyce Jones

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Land-building Project In Lousiana Shuts Down

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six years after the Army Corps of Engineers hailed a land-building…

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Open Dialogue Vital in Helping Small Businesses Recover

Sen. Landrieu discusses SBA aid for minority businesses

Sen. Mary Landrieu discusses Louisiana’s current business landscape, what small businesses can expect from the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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