The Louisiana Weekly

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The Louisiana Weekly
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Dejoie family
Founder(s) C.C. Dejoie
Founded 1925
Language English, Spanish
Headquarters New Orleans, Louisiana

The Louisiana Weekly is a weekly newspaper published in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It emphasizes topics of interest to the African-American community, especially in the New Orleans area and south Louisiana. It has a circulation of 5,854.[1]

The Louisiana Weekly was established by the C.C. Dejoie family in 1925.[2] The paper has covered social justice issues including "education, the environment, politics and protest,"[3] including such diverse topics as the Black Panther Party[4] and the threat of hydrofluoric acid contamination at a New Orleans area refinery.[5] The newspaper also has a Spanish-language page aimed at south Louisiana's significant Central American population. The newspaper presently uses the tagline "Your Multicultural News Medium".

Publication of the Louisiana Weekly was interrupted (in print only [6]) because of the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in August and September 2005.[1] The first post-Katrina issue appeared on 24 October 2005.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Coastal newspapers in limbo from Katrina's wake". The Messenger Online (Texas Press Association). September 2005. Retrieved 2006-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Journey for Justice: Chronology". Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Retrieved 2006-05-03. 
  3. ^ "About Us". The Louisiana Weekly. Archived from the original on 2006-01-03. Retrieved 2006-05-03. 
  4. ^ Hayes, Worth K. (Spring 2004). "No Service Too Small: the political significance of the survival programs of the New Orleans Black Panther Party". XULAneXUS (Xavier University). Retrieved 2006-05-03. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Glynn (2003-10-20). "Hydrofluoric acid makes for "danger zone" around plant". The Louisiana Weekly. Archived from the original on 2006-05-06. Retrieved 2006-05-03. 
  6. ^ "Louisiana Weekly – Your Community. Your Newspaper.". The Louisiana Weekly. Retrieved 2006-05-03. 
  7. ^ "Black Publisher Remembered for Telling 'Courageous Truth'". Retrieved 2008-04-05.