U.S Rep. Cedric Richmond Introduces Comprehensive Affordable Housing Bill

On Tuesday (Dec. 11), U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, a bill originally introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. r Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). This bill will reduce rent costs and provide greater access to home ownership through first-time homebuyer payment assistance. "Having...

MAYOR CANTRELL CALLS HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY PROPOSAL FOR NEW TAX “INADEQUATE”

Shortly after local hospitality industry leaders held a press conference today (Thursday, Dec. 6) to tout a proposal to seek legislative approval of a new .55 percent hospitality tax that would go to the city of New Orleans to address infrastructure needs, Mayor LaToya Cantrell released a statement, calling the...

City’s Real-time Crime Center Marks First Year

Earlier this week, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other city marked the first anniversary of the City's Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC) by touting the success and growth of the crime-fighting initiative. "We have seen the center, in real time, prevent crimes from happening. We've seen -- in real time -- how it's...

Indictments and Trials Finally Come in Police Shootings of Blacks, Minorities

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Recent indictments and convictions suggest a swinging pendulum, and at least some cracks in the “Blue Wall” that all too often conspires to hide details and protect officers guilty of unjust shootings of African Americans and others. Prosecutors in Chicago have won an...

Appellate Court Clears Way for MacArthur Justice Center’s Public Records Lawsuit Against Orleans DA

The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of the MacArthur Justice Center’s public records lawsuit against Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro for records of subpoenas sought pursuant to Article 66 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. MacArthur Justice Center attorney Emily Washington first requested the...

New Orleans & Company Job Fest at Delgado Community College

New Orleans & Company is hosting its November Job Fest from noon until 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Delgado Community College’s Student Life Center, 916 Navarre. Designed to be a one-stop shop for job seekers, New Orleans & Company’s Job Fest allows participants to meet with a variety of employers...