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 […]
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 […]
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