Community Groups Collaborate on Candidate Forums

The Power Coalition, VOTE, Step Up Louisiana and The Jeremiah Group have partnered to give voice to the people in candidate forums being held in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes. On the heels of a historic election in Orleans Parish, voters will head back to the polls for a special...

Amistad Research Center Kicks Off the Year with Conversations in Color and New Orleans African-American Historical Conference

From a press release In January, the Amistad Research Center is hosting three major events—two events in its Conversations In Color series and a one-of-a-kind conference focusing on reform versus revolution in New Orleans– to help advance conversations and progress regarding race relations in our community and in our nation....

Gabrielle Union, Actress, Author and Advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors is the Next Brainfood Speaker

From a press release Gabrielle Union, an actress, author and an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, is the speaker for the 2018 season opener of Brainfood, the Dillard University President’s Lecture Series. Union will talk at Dillard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Lawless Memorial Chapel. The event...

Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA) Says City Off-Track with Affordable Housing Plan

Organization Urges Mayor, City Council to Adequately Fund to Affordable Housing Initiatives The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance says the city of New Orleans is off-track with its plan to produce 7,500 new affordable housing opportunities over five years. The organization has asked the city to allot the necessary resources...

What We’re Saying: Black People, Stop It!

Dear Black People: Stop It! New Orleans made history on Saturday night. Regardless of the outcome of the mayoral runoff, we have known since Oct. 14 that history would be made and New Orleans’ next mayor would be a Black woman. That fact alone made this election one for the...

Open Enrollments for Health Insurance Begins Today

Today, the New Orleans Health Department announced that the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace begins today, Nov.1. Residents and small businesses are encouraged to visit the Marketplace at healthcare.gov to directly compare and purchase private health insurance options. It is important for residents to note this...