Peace & Prayer Walk in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the SCLC

By Morgan Lawrence In honor of the 61st Anniversary of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of non-violence, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of the SCLC is hosting a Peace & Prayer Walk, Saturday, January 6, 2018. The Committee and SCLC members...

MacArthur Justice Center Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Gretna for Using “Mayor’s Court” as Modern Day Debtor’s Prison

City-Appointed Court Officials Exploit Fees, Fines from Traffic Violations and Misdemeanors to Generate 13.5 percent of Gretna General Fund The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center has filed a federal class action targeting the Mayor’s Court of Gretna for its inherent financial conflict of interest and focus on generating revenue to...

NOLA Tree Project & Partners to Give Away up to 1,000 Free Trees for Holiday Season

From a press release The city of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, in partnership with the NOLA Tree Project and the Sewerage and Water Board, will host the third Annual "Big TREEsy Giveaway" from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Parks and Parkways Office (behind...

Mayor Elect LaToya Cantrell & Hot 8 Brass Band Featured at Algiers Luncheon

From a press release Mayor-Elect LaToya Cantrell will be the guest speaker at the sold-out Algiers Economic Development Foundation's luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 6. Cantrell will be a keynote speaker along with Board Chairman, Theodore C. Sanders III, and Luncheon Chairwoman, Tonia Moore. The event will also feature a performance by New...