The National World
War II Museum
received the 2015 Veterans Braintrust Award from the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust in recognition of the museum's exhibit, "Fighting for the Right to Fight: African-American Experiences in World War II." The exhibit is on display through May 30, 2016.
The New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps,
a volunteer auxiliary within the New Orleans Health Department, received the Outstanding Citizen Corps Partner Program Award from the 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards this month. The reserve corps was recognized for its efforts to reach at-risk populations and its public outreach during hurricane season.
as outlined in a Sept. 9 report in The New York Times Magazine, produces more black medical school applicants and graduates than any other college or university in the U.S. and is third in the U.S. among colleges that produce black graduates who go on to receive doctorates in science and engineering. Xavier also is first in the U.S. in producing black students with bachelor's degrees in biology and physics.
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans
has routinely double billed residents on the "city sanitation fee" portion of their bills, according to a report last week from WWL-TV's David Hammer. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration told WWL that the city will reimburse residents if they contact City Hall, and the city has reimbursed 180 residents more than $95,000 since 2013. The hitches: There's no way for residents to learn they're being overcharged, and the city will cover only overbillings from the last three years.