Chris Surprenant, an associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans, is receiving a $1.8 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study entrepreneurship in urban and black communities. The  three-year grant includes collaboration with historically black college… Read more

Lance Moore and Pierre Thomas were named to the 2018 New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. The former Black and Gold players each helped bring the team to victory in Super Bowl XLIV — Moore as a wide receiver and Thomas as a running back. Both were honored not just for their onfield prowess, but … Read more

Caitlin Meehan-Draper, an instructor at the New Orleans charter school chain FirstLine, is one of nine finalists for 2019 Louisiana Teacher of the Year, an annual award bestowed by the Louisiana Department of Education. (Last week's Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down incorrectly stated Stephen Goodly of … Read more