Greater New Orleans community leaders will host a month long celebration in February honoring Gretna’s first Black councilmen Leo Jones Jr. Elected in 1987, Jones served for 10 years overcoming many racial barriers and obstacles. He led the creation of the city’s first land use plan and played an intricate role in creating the Gretna Heritage Festival, which now draws over 120,000 people annually. The celebration will include virtual symposiums, a social media campaign, dedication of a commissioned painting of Jones, and a Black history month gospel concert honoring Mr. Jones as a living historic first.
Stantec, a Baton Rouge engineering and design firm, recently extended a full-time internship opportunity to Elvis Richard Jr. Richard is a senior at Scotlandville Magnet High School and aspires to be an engineer. Richard was […]
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.They are: Louisiana Executive Board on Aging The Louisiana Executive Board on Aging is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures pertaining […]