Jeremy E. Lindsey, 21, was booked for vehicular homicide and hit-and-run driving Tuesday morning after allegedly striking Kerry "Fatman" Hunter.
The former youth minister and diocesan official will help guide the U.S. bishops' ministry to African Americans, succeeding longtime head Donna Grimes.
The 183-year-old Catholic parish, home to major figures of Black history, is one of 31 Black churches awarded funding in the new round of grants.
The Black Catholic culture-bearer helmed the Black Masking tradition for more than 50 years until his death in 2005 at the age of 82.
The award-winning scholar and justice advocate has been noted in recent years for her work as a writer and filmmaker in the area of Black history.
The historic family of Black Catholic musicians is slated to have signage installed in their honor near a childhood home in the coming months.
The New Orleans native saw brief but soaring national success in the 1970s, with a later revival of her #2 hit bringing her music to a new generation.
The 2021 film exudes Black and Catholic history and culture in the nation's most unique city, and could soon be headed for a major studio.
The weekend convening was organized to form an action plan challenging Church leaders—parish, episcopal, and national—on an oft-forgotten demographic.
The Black Catholic academic is the first person of color to serve as president at the 111-year-old Jesuit university.
A new film from Matthew Heineman centers a Black Catholic musician and his complexities as he navigates fame and family at an artistic apex.
The announcement comes amid ongoing financial challenges related to clergy sex abuse, though the archdiocese says its bankruptcy is unrelated to the closures.
The move, expected to become official on Saturday evening, coincides with the archdiocese's rush to sell property to cover clergy sex abuse settlements.
Dr. Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir, a Louisiana native and Black Catholic, is leading the new program, which will open for enrollment in spring 2024.
Ne’Kiya Jackson, one of two New Orleans high schoolers recently noted globally for a new proof of the Pythagorean theorem, is now attending the nation’s Catholic HBCU, Xavier University of Louisiana. The school announced the news in August, following a flurry of news coverage and social media attention