ACLU Demands Louisiana City Mayor Immediately Rescind Ban on Nike Products

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana today sent a letter to city of Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn demanding he immediately rescind his memo banning booster clubs that use city facilities from purchasing Nike products. “The city’s recreation facilities should be open to everyone — not just those who happen...

Local Activists Rally for Removal of All Racists Symbols, Statues

By Morgan Lawrence Hundreds of peaceful protesters marched in the 90 degree heat from Congo Square to Jackson Square on Saturday afternoon (August 19). Crowds passionately chanted “We can’t get no satisfaction til we take down Andrew Jackson!” French Quarter bystanders watched the array of races march in unity for...

“Solidarity with Charlottesville” Rally & March in Congo Square This Saturday

By Morgan Lawrence Take 'Em Down NOLA, the community organization that pushed for the removal of four confederate monuments in New Orleans, and members of New Orleans Peoples Assembly organization addressed the press today (Thursday, Aug. 17) at the steps of City Hall, to draw attention to growing the White...

Listen to the Community: Stop the Expansion of the Industrial Canal

By Morgan Lawrence While the Corps of Engineers’ plan to expand the industrial canal was recently reinvigorated, members of A Community Voice who reside in the upper and lower 9th ward, began organizing to fight against it. The protest will begin at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday April 29 at Forstall on 4800...