Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco died on Sunday at the age of 76 following a long battle with ocular melanoma. In 2003, Blanco was the first woman to be elected governor of Louisiana. However, Hurricane Katrina struck only 20 months into her tenure as governor, killing more than 1500 people in New Orleans, damaging […]
Yoel Alonso Leal has spent over ten months being shuttled through a series of secretive ICE detention centers.
New Orleans is a welcoming city to immigrants, indicative of our values of inclusivity and respect, but it isn’t enough to protect immigrants within the city limits.
New Orleans resident Jerome Morgan is suing Blair’s Bail Bonds over a partial bond refund that was never paid to him.
Amnesty International has joined countries such as Japan, Uruguay, Venezuela and China in warning travelers they might want to stay away from the United States. The warnings come fter two mass shootings which claimed the lives of 31 people and injured dozens more. “Depending on the traveler’s gender identity, race, country of origin, ethnic background, […]
Women in Louisiana are signing up for political positions at a higher rate now than ever before. Of the new pack of candidates, Marguerite Green stands out. In an announcement sent in May, “Margee” Green established her run for Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry. At thirty years old, Marguerite challenges multi-term Republican incumbent […]
On Wednesday, the first day of school in many parts of the United States, ICE conducted raids across 11 different Mississippi chicken food-processing plants.
On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a ban on most Airbnb and other short-term rentals in the city.
On Tuesday, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) updated their estimate of the City’s revenue for the 2019 fiscal year to show that New Orleans is on track to reduce their reliance on one-time revenue. They are also closer to eliminating the use of the balance fund to fill any budget holes. “If things continue on […]
Gordon Plaza Residents Meet with Mayor Cantrell to Discuss Fully-Funded Relocation for their CommunityAugust 6, 2019
Thursday, August 1st, Mayor LaToya Cantrell met with residents of Gordon Plaza, a community that was built on top of a landfill that was classified as a superfund site by the EPA over 20 years ago. In the decades since the City of New Orleans built the subdivision, many members of the predominantly black community […]
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