Arthur Hunter represents a real change for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office. In his twenty-three years as a judge in Criminal District Court, Hunter has gained the reputation of a fair and courageous judge. While on the bench, Judge Hunter proactively advocated for equal funding for public defenders and expanded programs for criminal defendants. […]
Throughout the race for Orleans Parish District Attorney, three of the four candidates have done their best to convince voters that criminal justice reform is at the forefront of their agenda. All have made it a point to distance themselves from the current DA, Leon Cannizzaro. But who are the candidates, and what are their […]
Ethical inconsistencies among conservative representatives have emerged recently after President Trump received an antiviral cocktail developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, which utilized immortalized cell lines from human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293T) in its research. What are HEK293T cells? In 1972, scientists in The Netherlands used kidney tissue from an electively aborted fetus to grow cells that, […]
In Louisiana, voter ID laws could stop as much as 58 percent of Louisiana’s transgender population could have difficulties voting.
You know Joe Biden is running; you may like Antoine Pierce or Adrian Perkins for Senate; and you’ll probably vote for Cedric Richmond for Representative (because who else is there?). But who are all of these judges? This piece will address this question, with several key factors in mind. First, this piece is a first-blush […]
Dismantling Louisiana’s Institutional Racism Requires Standing Together in the Face of Political GamesOctober 10, 2020
Say their names: Ronald Greene, Trayford Pellerin, Modesto Reyes, Breonna Taylor, and always a new name. This exhaustion we feel is proof of our collective momentum in taking down a racist system. The malignant cancer of racism in Louisiana is more subversive and dangerous than any hurricane we might endure. We must continue to stand […]
On Monday Republicans in the Louisiana House Appropriations committee advanced legislation that would deter the defunding of police in cities, parishes, and universities. House Bill 38 would require universities, parishes, or cities planning on reducing law enforcement funding to notify the Joint Legislative Committee, which will be comprised of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance […]
The New Orleans Workers Group in solidarity with Reproductive Justice Action Collective, Women With A Vision, the New Orleans Abortion Fund, Familias Unidas in Accion, New Orleans People’s Assembly and Louisiana Movement for Workers Councils calls on all people of conscience to demand an end to the medical experimentation and forced sterilization of women, folks […]
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 […]
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