DOC Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

No confirmed cases in state prison system BATON ROUGE, La. –  The Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) has been notified that two employees at different state prisons tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first confirmed staff cases within the LDOC.The LDOC will not release the names of the employees or...

City of New Orleans Sweeps Homeless Sites, Temporarily Transfers of Homeless Residents

With mounting concerns over the spread of coronavirus among the city's homeless population, the city of New Orleans health and safety officials, along with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, conducted clean-up of homeless encampments on Thursday (March 26), while temporarily transferring homeless residents to an alternative location as...

Rep. Gaetz Dragged Mercilessly After Uninformed Howard U Tweet

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “HU Facts: Howard University operates a world-class medical simulation center, 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art simulated learning environment, offering resources to advance a comprehensive healthcare education program,” the university tweeted in direct response to Gaetz’s tweet. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia The historic $2 trillion...

Black Press Establishes Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force and Resource Center

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of African American-owned newspapers and media companies, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing the NNPA Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center. The task force will include publishers, editors, physicians, nurses, corporate...