Dr. Raynard Sanders and The New Orleans Imperative Returns to the Airwaves

The New Orleans Imperative, hosted by Dr. Raynard Sanders, returns to the air from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. each Monday on WHIV FM New Orleans FM 102.3.

Listeners can also catch the show online at www.whiv.org or listen at www.theneworleansimperative.org.

The New Orleans Imperative began broadcasting in March 2009 as the only weekly radio show that focused on public education in New Orleans. The show offers information and analysis on the critical issues related to the public education system. The New Orleans Imperative is built on the premise that nurturing and fostering public awareness around public education is essential in creating an environment where equity and excellence is a standard for all children.

The show’s host, Dr. Sanders is the author of two books. The first, 21st Century Jim Crow Schools: The Impact of Charters of Public Education, was recently released. And The Coup D’état of the New Orleans Public Schools: Money, Power and the Illegal Takeover of a Public School System is scheduled for release later this year.

Housing NOLA Executive Director Andreanecia Morris Invited to Speak at World Urban Forum in Malaysia

Executive Director of HousingNOLA and Chairwoman of the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA) Andreanecia Morris spoke at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb. 8. Morris was selected to present GNOHA’s “Put Housing First” platform, which was developed to encourage candidates and elected officials to prioritize affordable housing leading up to the pivotal 2017 election.

“I feel extremely privileged and honored to have been asked to participate in the World Urban Forum,” said Morris. “Last year, we secured the support and commitment of thousands New Orleanians who believed in putting housing first. With the needs of so many being blatantly overlooked to indulge the needs of the few, the timing has never been more urgent to bring this issue to light on a global stage. I plan to use this critical opportunity to engage international audiences, as well as our elected leaders here at home, and inspire change with solutions to advance equitable, safe and sustainable cities.”

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum with the theme of Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda, was convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and hosted by the government of Malaysia. The Forum provided a critical platform to engage the powerful and give voice to the underrepresented.

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