Browsing: New Orleans

Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, LA continues to set the standard for excellence in public predominantly Black High Schools. For three consecutive years, the school has received an A grade by the Louisiana Department of Education. While the current principal at Edna Karr is David Lewis, the recent success of the school is absolutely to the credit of its former principal, Harold Clay. Clay was recently promoted to a higher position within the Inspire Nola Charter School District as Director of High School Quality. “I think David is great principal and we are all on deck to help…

Multiple reports confirm, Rock ‘N’ Roll legend, Fats Domino, has died of natural causes. Domino attracted national attention with his first recording, “The Fat Man”, made in late 1949 for Imperial Records. “The Fat Man” sold one million copies by 1953; it is widely considered the first rock-and-roll record to achieve this feat. He and longtime friend, Dave Bartholomew, released a stream of consistent hit records. Some of Fats’ biggest hits include, “Ain’t That A Shame”, “Blueberry Hill”, “Walking To New Orleans”, “Valley of Tears”, “I Want To Walk You Home”, and many more. After Hurricane Katrina destroyed parts of his…

One of the most dynamic boy building platforms in the Big Easy is the ‘Son Of A Saint’ mentoring program. Each year, Son of a Saint selects a group of boys ages 10-13 to join the existing kids in their program. The boys must be fatherless due to their father’s incarceration, death, or abandonment. Each boy remains a Son of a Saint mentee until he is 18 and receives his college acceptance letter. “We are looking for volunteer tutors,” expressed Rachel Bernstein, Education Advisor / Son of A Saint. “If you’re looking to become even more involved, we are also welcoming…

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