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FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE

 

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State Legislative Black Caucus Elects New Leaders

The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus elected executive officer for the 2018-2019 year. State Rep. Randal Gaines of LaPlace was elected as chairman. Established in 1977, the LLBC’s mission is to is to raise the quality of life for African Americans, poor and working people in Louisiana through legislation, education and economic development in addition to

Mayor’s UNCF-New Orleans Masked Ball Marks Fifth Year

The 2018 United Negro College Fund-New Orleans Mayor’s Masked Ball is destined to be unforgettable. Now in its fifth year, the elegant, yet fun-filled night will include the sounds of the legendary O’Jays, the comedic styling of Johnathan Slocomb and more entertainment by New Orleans’ own Stephanie Jordan. Add to that, silent and live auctions,

Dr. Raynard Sanders and The New Orleans Imperative Returns to the Airwaves

The New Orleans Imperative, hosted by Dr. Raynard Sanders, returns to the air from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. each Monday on WHIV FM New Orleans FM 102.3.  Listeners can also catch the show online at www.whiv.org or listen at www.theneworleansimperative.org. The New Orleans Imperative began broadcasting in March 2009 as the only weekly radio show that

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: ANTI-BLACK BUSINESS ATTITUDES IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

By Dr. Boyce Watkins I figured something out today that I’ve been processing for a while.  It has to do with the anti-Black business mentality and what this does to the Black economy. Part of what slows down the growth of the Black economy are people who demand Black businesses give every thing away for
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