Moving NOLA in an updated Direction: New Millage Proposals

As the world shifts away from the widely publicized United States fight for the presidency, election season is far from over as New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell hosted a press conference on Nov. 16, 2020, to introduce a new Millage Proposal that will be included in the runoff election. The proposal highlights three propositions focused on improving infrastructure & maintenance, libraries & early childhood education, and housing & economic development in the city of New Orleans.  “Over the past 15-years, particularly post-Katrina, we have spent over 1.5 billion [dollars] in…

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SGA’s Election Night Watch Party At Xavier

2020 has been anything but a year of the norm. With the coronavirus pandemic still looming over the United States and the racial tension here in the states being as high as it has been since the Civil Rights Movement, Xavierites still made it a necessity to prepare for the crucial election. Xavier students and officials prioritize their right to vote, putting an emphasis on the importance of voting in this year’s election and voting all year round. On Tuesday, November 3rd the Student Government Association held an election night…

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Days For Girls campaign advocates for gender equality

Women from all around the world relate to one another regardless of their race, religion,or sexuality by one thing, menstrual cycles. There are 1.8 billion girls and women ofreproductive age in the world. Of that, 500 million lack adequate facilities and resources tomanage their periods. This leaves many women and young girls to not show up to school, quitschool completely, and sometimes even death. Less than half of the girl’s population of specificareas such as Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, do not have access to different hygienesolutions. “Around the…

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Café Reconcile hosts Pay What You Can Day to serve community.

Poverty, violence, crime, and hunger has affected many communities throughout the world. NewOrleans has the nation’s highest official poverty rate amongst the 50 largest metros cities in the UnitedStates. Violence has struck families as mothers must bury their children, crime has become a lifestyleyoung people live by, and some families barely have enough money to bring food home. Organizationslike Cafe Reconcile help push back against these global issues by educating it’s youth and pushing forth anew found sense of opportunity. “Our mission is to help opportunity youth who have been…

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Documentary screening recognizes Invisible Warrior, Susan King.

Throughout history, the African American woman has been placed behind the scenes ofmany triumphs. With a country built behind the social constructs of racism and sexism, blackwomen have constantly played the role of hidden figures. Without these hidden figures we wouldnot be where we are today. During World War II, responsibilities back at home throughout the news displayed whitewomen Rosie the Riveters. What the media didn’t show was that behind all of the pro-whitepropaganda, laid Black Rosie the Riveters. These women were the backbone behind the war.They affected the war…

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Bill Lavender shares his live journey through poetry

Many people struggle to express what they are feeling, experiencing, or what they aretrying to communicate. As a young man struggling to find out who he wanted to be in this world,poet Bill Lavender turned to writing his life out using his words. “I don’t know how to choose a moment to write about. You just kind of pick a momentalmost at random to write about. It’s almost like thinking about what random childhood memorythat keeps you up at 3 a.m. There are millions of ways to look, talk, and…

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Making Metal Magic: Master Haitian Sculptors

As New Orleans prepares for the upcoming Jazz Fest weekends many artists from allover the world have come to show their pieces, many for a greater cause. The Making MetalMagic exhibit held at the Angela King art gallery on Wednesday April 24, included three masterHaitian sculptors. The proceeds of the event is solely going to an orphanage in Port-au-Prince,Haiti. After the earthquake that shook Haiti in 2010, many young children were left without theirfamilies and without shelter. The Foyer Espoir Pour Les Enfants orphanage better known asFEPE, helped save the…

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