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Jarvis DeBerry

Jarvis DeBerry

Jarvis DeBerry, editor of the Louisiana Illuminator, spent 22 years at The Times-Picayune (and later NOLA.com) as a crime and courts reporter, an editorial writer, columnist and deputy opinions editor. He was on the team of Times-Picayune journalists awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service after that team’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the deadly flood that followed. In addition to the shared Pulitzer, DeBerry has won awards from the Louisiana Bar Association for best trial coverage and awards from the New Orleans Press Club, the Louisiana/ Mississippi Associated Press and the National Association of Black Journalists for his columns. A collection of his Times-Picayune columns, “I Feel to Believe,” was published by the University of New Orleans Press in September 2020.

COMMENTARY
Biden Juneteenth holiday

What, to the Republican, is the nineteenth of June?

By: - June 18, 2021

Why are Republicans who’ve been opposed to students being taught that America isn’t innocent and that its wealth and power can’t be separated from its history of oppression simultaneously OK with Juneteenth being made a holiday?