Join us in exploring 19th century architects and builders, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

Our July blog will explore a sampling of historical architectural plans and building contracts by African American builders and architects in New Orleans. Visit our website at www.orleanscivilclerk.com to view the blogs. Visit us at the Research Center, where exhibits...

One man killed, another injured in St. Bernard area

A man was shot to death and another was injured in a shooting Monday (June 28) afternoon in the St. Bernard neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At about 4:20 p.m., NOPD Third District officers responded to gunfire in...

School superintendent wants to keep the ’35’ but drop the ‘McDonogh,’ replace Ben Franklin with Katherine Johnson

By Domonique Tolliver, Gentilly Messenger School Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. has proposed new names for school buildings named after slave owners and segregationists across New Orleans, including two Gentilly high schools named for slave owners. Lewis’ recommendations were submitted to...