Thursday, September 5—The Newcomb Museum hosted an opening reception for two new exhibits focusing on Environmental racism. One exhibit, by artist and activist LaToya Ruby Frazier, focused on the ongoing Flint water crisis (“Flint is Family”). However, the other focused on an issue here in New Orleans: Gordon Plaza. The exhibit is called “The American […]
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 […]
On June 27, the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) issued a declaration of emergency that effectively would make selling certain cannabidiol (CBD) products illegal. Less than a month earlier, Louisiana HB 491 had been signed into law, legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp while also creating regulations for the sale of CBD […]
The Louisiana Department of Health issued a warning this week, raising the alarm about toxic algal blooms in Lake Pontchartrain.
Painting the police as allies erases a history rooted in suppressing labor movements and minorities.
The ‘Take Back Pride’ march, was aimed at reclaiming the radical spirit of the first pride, the New York City Stonewall riot in 1969.
The report explains that some parts of Louisiana are home to communities that will have no choice but to relocate.
Lowernine.org’s Laura Paul talks redevelopment, rebuilding, and why she’s glad New Orleans isn’t Nebraska.
Sunday, April 14th, the Louisiana SPCA and the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association hosted its annual Palm Sunday Rabies Vaccination Drive.
In a plan to unite the working women of New Orleans, NOHWA is working with the New Orleans Peoples’ Assembly to organize a mass march for justice.
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