Sen. Cory Booker: “The opposite of justice is not injustice. It’s apathy and indifference.” (full video)

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Widely viewed as a top contender for the Democratic Presidential nomination, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker told thousands of New Orleans high school students on Friday morning that they have the power to bring about the next generation of social changes in America. “The opposite of justice is not injustice,” Booker said Friday morning at Xavier [...]

City’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day events continue through Monday

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The city’s activities to commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will culminate in a special set of events on the official holiday date – Monday, Jan. 21. Saturday features three major events: the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Social Action Forum at the Dryades YMCA on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard; the Day of Service [...]

Danae Columbus: GOP continues to build on its base at Southern Republican Leadership Conference

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Even though the effects of the unpopular federal shutdown – now the longest in U.S. history – are playing out in cities and towns across America, Republicans are determined to elect more local and statewide officials in Louisiana and other Southern states. Dubbed the start of the 2020 election season, this weekend’s Southern Republican Leadership [...]

Sen. Corey Booker to speak at MLK event for local students

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On Friday, Jan. 18, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, will keynote the “Project LIVE & Achieve” Rally for Excellence that 5,000 students from more than 20 local schools across the New Orleans area will attend. Booker is appearing at the invitation of rally hosts InspireNOLA Charter Schools and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans. [...]

City offers slate of MLK Day events

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Thursday, Jan. 17 New Orleans Public Library Celebration 10:30 a.m. East New Orleans Regional Library 5641 Read Blvd. United Teachers of New Orleans Choral Concert 6 p.m. McDonogh 35 Preparatory High School 4000 Cadillac St. Saturday, Jan. 19 Rev. Avery C. Alexander Social Action Forum 10 a.m. Dryades YMCA 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Day [...]

Ashé Cultural Arts Center founder to be honored at Urban Conservancy luncheon

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The co-founder of the Cultural Arts Center is among the Urban Conservancy’s 2019 Urban Hero honorees, a celebration individuals who have been instrumental in shaping the Urban Conservancy vision for a vibrant and resilient New Orleans. “Since 2001, the Urban Conservancy has been leading and collaborating to strengthen our urban environment and local economy through [...]

Public pushes city officials about funding proposal for Audubon and City Park

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By Nicholas Reimann, nreimann@theadvocate.com A community meeting Monday night on the proposed parks and recreation overhaul brought out numerous questions, comments and criticisms from the public, as city officials faced a skeptical crowd trying to defend a proposed reallocation of tax dollars. Voters will decide May 4 whether to approve the city proposal to shift [...]

Shaun Ferguson, veteran of Uptown policing, chosen as new NOPD Superintendent

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Commander Shaun Ferguson — who spent much of his 21-year-career in the New Orleans Police Department in leadership roles in Uptown districts — is Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s choice to be the department’s next chief. Ferguson’s career includes numerous periods in the NOPD Second District, which spans from Napoleon Avenue upriver through the Audubon, university, Carrollton, [...]

Newcomb museum plans full day of events for opening of exhibit of art by incarcerated women

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  The exhibition “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana” is opening Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Newcomb Art Museum with an afternoon of family activities and an evening of conversation, performance and celebration. For this exhibit, Newcomb Art Museum has partnered with formerly incarcerated women, community organizations, stakeholders and those directly impacted by the prison system [...]

Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s MLK events aimed at unity and healing

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Ashé Cultural Arts Center is honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of commemorative events, beginning on Thursday, Jan.17. Activities include the sixth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-César Chavez Commemorative Luncheon on Jan. 18 at the Ashé Power House, and Ashé’s annual community sing, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” on [...]

Yo Joe! 2019 Real Estate Advice

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I’m Joe Gerrity, local businessman, investor and Real Estate Broker. For my monthly “Yo Joe!” column, I’ll be answering your real estate questions as well as providing market information and housing statistics. I believe the main responsibilities of a Realtor are to add value and facilitate mutually beneficial transactions, and through this column I hope [...]

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