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By Morgan Lawrence James Baldwin’s immortal words from his collection of essays, Notes of a Native Sun, embody the theme of this film; “I am what time, circumstances, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am, also, much more than that. So are we all.” Raising Bertie illustrates a six-year portrait of three African

What We Are Saying: Just Say No to Bike Banks on Bayou

If  you haven’t been to historic Bayou Road lately, you should plan a visit soon. There is a lot going on along the economic corridor. New, small businesses are moving in. And old storefronts have gotten a facelift. Southern Rep has moved its theatre there. There is even a young industrious brother selling fresh fruit

300 in Black: Sisters of the Holy Family

By Morgan Lawrence The Sisters of the Holy Family, the first community of Black Catholic nuns organized in the South and the second in the United States, had their humble beginnings in New Orleans, Louisiana on Nov. 21, 1842. Under the leadership of founder, Henriette Delille, these young women wanted a ministry of total dedication

Get Guns off the Street

From a press release With violent crime rising, City Councilmember Nadine Ramsey is taking action. She is ramping up her effort to get guns off the streets of New Orleans through a Citywide Gun Buyback Program on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Roch Community Church on 1738 St. Roch
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