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Madam CJ Walker: The world’s first female millionaire

Madam CJ Walker: The world’s first female millionaire

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Louisiana-born Madam C.J. Walker made way as the first African American woman to become a self-made millionaire in the heart of a time when it did not seem possible.  Born on Dec. 23, 1867 from previously...

In this image from video, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks to check in for his flight back to the U.S., at Cancun International Airport in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

Put a freeze on crushing Cruz’s Cancun trip

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2021

Over the past week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took a family trip to Cancun, Mexico, and has received a lot of hate from the public for doing so during a historic winter storm in his home state. The...

In lieu of Mardi Gras parades, which were canceled this year, New Orleans residents did not miss the opportunity to celebrate the holiday and express their creativity through

The good times can still roll, just safely

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter February 16, 2021

King cake season is upon us, and, in a way, we have officially come full circle.  Barely two weeks after Mardi Gras 2020, and I know we all remember the date, came the lockdown announcements, cancellations,...

According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, total Valentine's Day consumer spendings for 2021 will reach $21.8 billion on gifts for loved ones, including pets.

Valentine’s Day should be burned to ashes

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter February 14, 2021

It is the worst time of year again: it’s Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day is popularly known as an adorable holiday because of the candy and the love in the air. Well, the love in the air is...

What Biden has done as President so far; my thoughts

What Biden has done as President so far; my thoughts

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter February 13, 2021

It has been a little over two weeks since Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of The United States of America. While many have already developed strong opinions and attitudes toward President...

Sample caption, Lojuandas Mardi Gras toon will be added tomorrow morning before this story is scheduled to publish

Ruby Bridges: The problem that she lived with

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter February 11, 2021

It was Nov. 14, 1960 when an African American 6-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges was set to start first grade at an all-white elementary school in New Orleans. Every day for that year, Bridges was escorted...

The times are catching up: Print journalism is dead

The times are catching up: Print journalism is dead

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter February 7, 2021

When was the last time you read through an actual newspaper? Chances are, it has been quite a long time since you had ink smeared all over your fingers while not laughing at the cartoon section of your...

Even with vaccines, things will never be “normal”

Even with vaccines, things will never be “normal”

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

With COVID vaccines being administered, there’s definitely hope that this pandemic will be over soon. However, Rome was not built in a day. Even after the majority of the population is vaccinated, things...

Breaking Barriers Behind the Camera: The Gordon Parks Story

Breaking Barriers Behind the Camera: The Gordon Parks Story

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter February 3, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, a nation-wide celebration that spans the month of February, The Lion’s Roar will feature a series of articles written by our staff that reflect on the accomplishments...

Long live the hard hitting legend Henry “Hank” Aaron

Long live the hard hitting legend Henry “Hank” Aaron

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2021

Unfortunately last week the game of baseball lost one of its greatest players and role models in Henry Louis Aaron at the age of 86, otherwise known as Hank Aaron. Aaron was born on Feb. 5, 1934, in...

The worst year is finally over: Hello 2021

The worst year is finally over: Hello 2021

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter January 21, 2021

If there is anything that the world could ever agree on together, it is one thing: 2020 takes the cake as one of the worst years to experience. It was the year of a global pandemic, social inequality,...

Letter from the Editor: Gerard Borne, Jr.

Letter from the Editor: Gerard Borne, Jr.

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief January 21, 2021

After a year that felt like five, one thing that stayed persistent in 2020 was the consistency and professionalism of The Lion’s Roar Newspaper. Challenges and barriers arose that seemed to have no solution...

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