Black Churches Employ Innovation to Worship During a Pandemic

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor Black churches in America have faced the challenges of wars, arson and racism written into the law. Following several slave revolts, including Nat Turner’s Rebellion in 1831, Virginia passed a law that required that a white person be present during service. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented...

Drive-Thru Testing Consolidated to One Site in New Orleans

On Monday, March 30, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency  Preparedness (NOHSEP) announced the consolidation of the City-run drive-thru COVID-19 testing to one site in Orleans Parish.  Testing will continue daily at the UNO Lakefront Arena parking lot for individuals who arrive in a vehicle, are 18...

Stay at Home and Respond to the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is open for self-response online at 2020Census.gov, over the phone by calling the number provided in your invitation, and by paper through the mail. Wednesday, April 1 is still Census Day. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Late last week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that it...

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...