Following Wednesday’s announcement, action has been planned across New Orleans and Louisiana in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters asking for justice in Louisville.
The Civil Rights Dream is deja vu in the Deep South. In Louisiana we have great food, good drinks, and nice racism. The kind of racism that manifests itself in the, “you are nice looking for a black boy,” way. The kind of racism that admits, “I have black friends.” We have cultivated on the […]
When we lost Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Friday night, I felt a deep, echoing sadness, the origin of which was at first hard to pinpoint. Partially, it came from a feeling of loss, since a figure I respected, no, revered, had passed away. Of course, she had lived a long life of 87 years, […]
City Council Unanimously Votes to Ban Use of Tear Gas on Protestors and Halt Proposed Construction of Phase III Jail FacilitySeptember 18, 2020
The vote follows the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition’s months-long push to ban the use of the chemical weapon and years of advocating against jail expansion. New Orleans, LA, September 17, 2020—The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) has put out the following statement after today’s City Council meeting, where council members unanimously voted to […]
If you received an overpayment notice from the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), you might not actually have to repay your benefits.
I was 24 when I came to this country. I came following love; the love that today has given me a perfect little boy that I get to call my son. I came hoping to belong in a new family, a new community, and make new friends. It was 2015, and while I sat […]
The LGBTQ community or gay community is an organization comprised of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people who unite under a common goal of fighting for their recognition and acceptance to society. The community was formed to acknowledge diversity in sexuality and individuality to counter stereotypic notions that different people have towards them. The community […]
The individuals who advocate for keeping up Confederate monuments always circle back to the same point, ignoring arguments that the monuments represent a racist regime, that they glorify individuals that enslaved others, with an indifference that only the stone busts they protect could rival. “But”.. they counter, their voice sopping with patriotism and a concern […]
Louisiana State Police Failed to Reprimand Trooper for Using Racial Slur, Agency’s Troubling Record on Race Goes Back DecadesSeptember 6, 2020
On September 3, WBRZ reported that Louisiana State Trooper August McKay referred to a black colleague as a “fucking n—er” in 2017. The Louisiana State Police investigated the incident and wrote a letter of reprimand that WBRZ called a “slap on the wrist.” However, even that minuscule punishment never reached McKay’s desk. Instead, a federal […]
On Tuesday, September 1, Facebook removed two posts by U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) after threatening to shoot people protesting the police. Buzzfeed reported that Facebook removed his posts for violating the company’s violence and incitement policies after making comments like “I’d drop any 10 of you where you stand,” “we just eliminate the threat,” […]
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