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Lawsuit give insight on a 'remarkable businesswoman' in 1910

Even after Reconstruction, achievements of black citizens were often downplayed or even suppressed. But old court document sometimes reveal remarkable information. A Photos and Memories piece I wrote December 2000 drew from a lawsuit filed in 1910 by Laura Branch Wright. It “reveals her to have been


Citibank customer sued over $24,000 Home Depot account

GRETNA – An assignee of Citibank is seeking nearly $24,000 on a customer's unpaid Home Depot account. Cavalry SPV I LLC filed a complaint against Keaton A. Cromartie on Feb. 15 in the 24th Judicial District Court. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff states that the defendant has been negligent f


An eye on black history: New Orleans boasts hundreds of spots to learn more about the city’s culture

New Orleans culture attracts people from all over the world. They come for the food, the music, the fun. But there’s a more serious history to that culture many visitors, and even some residents, might overlook.


Dillard men win Bleu Devil Classic, women lose

New Orleans -- The Dillard men's basketball team won the nightcap of the Bleu Devil Classic double-header, defeating cross-town rival Xavier 81-70. The Bleu Devils, who improve to 16-7, 9-2 GCAC) trailed by one at the half, but out-scored the Gold Rush 45-33 after the break to earn the win. Dillard'


Lender sues business owner over $31,000 debt

GRETNA – American Express National Bank is seeking more than $31,000 allegedly due on a woman's account. The bank filed a complaint against Julie Gendusa and Gendusa Enterprises on Feb. 1 in the 24th Judicial District Court. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff states that the defendant has faile


5 clocks to spice up your home

This clock, which is hand-crafted, has a face that is half solid metal and half decorative artwork. It would look great in either an elegant or a casual setting. It’s 39 inches in diameter and has an antique gold finish.


Lakeview Loan seeks $104,000 on a mortgage account

GRETNA – Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC is seeking more than $100,000 from a woman it claims has neglected her mortgage payments. The loan company filed a complaint against Martine Janet Crawford, aka Martine Janet Crawford Moore, on Jan. 31 in the 24th Judicial District Court. According to the lawsuit


Rattlers Drop Saturday Night Bout To EKU, 11-2

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Feb. 16) – The FAMU Baseball Team took an early lead in Saturday evening’s game against Eastern Kentucky, but fell victim to a 14-hit barrage in dropping an 11-2 decision in the Andre Dawson Classic at the New Orleans MLB Youth Academy complex.


Plan to transform former Winn-Dixie site in Treme into apartments gets boost

The Housing Authority of New Orleans' ongoing effort to replace the affordable housing units lost when the Iberville public housing project was torn down has received a boost in the form of a tax break.


Tigers Turn Back Green Wave, 65-59

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The University of Memphis women's basketball team held off a fourth quarter Green Wave rally to defeat Tulane by a score of 65-59 Saturday afternoon. The Tigers evened the season series against Tulane with the win and improve to 10-15 on the year and 5-7 in American Athletic Confe


Turpin Stuns Spartans as the Privateers take game two 4-1

L: Mokma,Mike (0-1) S: Martin, Reeves (1) NEW ORLEANS – Chris Turpin was lights out over six innings of scoreless work as the University of New Orleans (1-1) defeated Michigan State University (1-1) by the score of 4-1 Saturday evening at Maestri Field.


Men’s Hoops Goes 20-of-24 from Line, Improve to 9-4

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Privateers men's basketball team got 32 points from the bench and withstood a belated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi rally for a 68-58 triumph on Saturday at the Lakefront Arena. With the win, the Privateers moved to 9-4 in Southland play.


AgCenter expert: Sugarcane acreage likely to rise in 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sugar cane is on the rise in Louisiana, with a good crop and decent prices encouraging more farmers to plant the tall tropical grass. LSU AgCenter sugar cane expert Kenneth Gravois says the big reasons are that sugar prices have been stable and the crop has been resilient. He says