#BlackAndBrownGetDown Community Defense Fund Gives $100,000 to Black and Brown New Orleanians Affected by COVID-19

Our Voice Nuestra Voz (OVNV), an issues organizing effort that builds power with Black and Brown communities in New Orleans, has given $100,000 to Black and Brown community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Coming from OVNV’s #BlackAndBrownGetDown Community Defense Fund, these emergency funds were raised for– and went to– those...

Old, Sick and Incarcerated

By Julianne MalveauxThere were 4623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May.   Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump's one-time campaign manager, was one of them. The 71-year-old petitioned the court for release to home confinement because of his age, heart condition, and "fear...

U.S. House Passes HEROES Act

The Bill is not expected to be taken up until early June by U.S. Senate, where Republican leaders have described it as "dead on arrival". The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act or HEROES Act late today (Friday, May 15)....