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...

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...

Senate Approves $2 Trillion Relief Package

Measure Heads to the House Friday Wednesday evening, the Senate unanimously (96-0) approved a historic stimulus package to combat the crippling effect of the coronavirus on the economy. The legislation represents the largest emergency aid package in US history and the most significant legislative action taken to address the rapidly...