Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2

Saturday, 04 July 2015 11:00 Written by
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he'd be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy. The sacrifice by 1st Lt. John Fox is one of many endured by the 100,000 African-American service members during World War II and is now the focus of an exhibit at the National
Fourth of July Exact Weather Forecast: Mostly cloudy, hot conditions
Saturday, 04 July 2015 10:58 Written by
Fourth of July: Related Winn-Dixie to give 100% of Fourth of...Fifty become U.S. citizens in...Marc Morial idea: Convert Lee Circle...Making a difference: Parkway Bakery...
Saints rookie Hau'oli Kikaha preps for training camp with workouts in Hawaii, report says
Saturday, 04 July 2015 10:53 Written by
Rookie linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha looks to rush opposing quarterbacks with the New Orleans Saints in 2015 just as he did in college at Washington. But first, he learned some basic skills again. "As a pass rusher doing fairly well in
Red Lane : Merle Haggard Songwriter Dies At Age 76
Saturday, 04 July 2015 10:51 Written by
Red Lane, a 1993 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and co-writer of the Tammy Wynette hit “‘Til I Get It Right,” among numerous other enduring songs, died Wednesday night near Nashville after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. Born Hollis Rudolph DeLaughter in Zona, La., on Feb. 2, 1939, Red Lane learned to play guitar from his father, a sharecropper, at the age of 10. Lane’s dad sold his…
La. Elvis performer to sing at Rose Bowl Stadium
Saturday, 04 July 2015 10:39 Written by
Three Louisiana natives will be in the spotlight at two national Independence Day celebrations Saturday. Ponchatoula native and Elvis performer Brandon Bennett will play the famous Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. Bennett’s performance will be part of AmericaFest, the 89th annual Fourth of July Celebration at the stadium. Also entertaining the thousands expected will be Liverpool Legends, the Ultimate Beatles Experience. These two acts were chosen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
NOPD investigates Algiers shooting, French Quarter stabbing
Saturday, 04 July 2015 10:16 Written by
New Orleans police are investigating a French Quarter stabbing and an Algiers shooting, both occurring early Saturday (July 4). The first was just after midnight, when a 43-year-old man was shot after stepping outside in an apartment complex in the
Jersey States give £180,000 for archaeological work at La Cotte
Saturday, 04 July 2015 10:05 Written by
Jersey Heritage has been given £180,000 by Jersey's Tourism Development Fund. The money is being used by La Société Jersiaise to develop the archaeological project at St Brelade's La Cotte. Work will focus on an area outside the main cave at the site, and will work alongside other projects to protect the area from sea damage.
Funeral services Sunday for Glenn Ford, exonerated death row inmate
Saturday, 04 July 2015 10:05 Written by
Glenn Ford, the Shreveport native who died June 29 from lung cancer just 15 months after he was released from the Angola prison for a homicide he didn't commit 30 years ago, will be remembered during funeral services in New Orleans on Sunday (July 5). He was 65. Ford was convicted and sentenced to die in the 1983 death of a Shreveport jeweler and watchmaker, Isadore Rozeman. Ford maintained his innocence throughout the 29 years,
Upbeat Frankie Beverly slides right back into Essence lineup
Saturday, 04 July 2015 09:46 Written by
Former Gap Band lead singer Charlie Wilson has become an Essence Music Festival hero for his showmanship, energy, voice and story of recovery. His set Friday would have been the night’s top story if it weren’t for Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. They followed Wilson on the main stage in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, returning to the festival after a six-year absence. The Oakland-based funk band had closed Essence for so long that many assumed
Lafayette council may name bicycle loop after murder victim
Saturday, 04 July 2015 09:44 Written by
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A loop of proposed and current bicycle pathways may be named in honor of murdered cyclist who disappeared in 2012 while she biked home one night. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1Tau8Di) the proposed "Mickey Shunick Memorial Bike Loop" will circle about eight miles around the city of Lafayette's core, including past Shunick's ghost-bike memorial that marks the spot of her abduction.
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