Now We Care About Kids and Education, Yeah…Right

Over 100 students in Mississippi have been quarantined after one week after in-person school resumed, with several testing positive for COVID-19. And just two days after teachers and staff returned to K-12 campuses in Jefferson Parish, several school employees have tested positive for COVID-19.The bottom line is that is not...

NAACP Sues U.S. Education Secretary Over COVID-19 School Money

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent The coronavirus pandemic has focused the nation’s attention on the essential role public schools play in families and communities’ lives. The NAACP said it’s also exposed severe racial inequalities that continue to plague the country’s education system and disadvantaged students of color. Rather...

Joe Biden 2020 for President Campaign Commits Major Ad Dollars to Black-Owned Media

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden is ramping up his campaign with a record-setting $280 million advertising buy. During a telephone call on Wednesday, August 5, with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Biden campaign officials said they will spend $280 million...

Work Search Requirement Returns for Unemployment Claimants

Along with the end of the $600 federal pandemic unemployment compensation benefit, Louisiana’s unemployed workers are being hit with another challenge this week—the return of work search requirements as of Sunday, August 9. Gov. John Bel Edwards, during his Thursday press conference, said there are thousands of jobs in Louisiana....

COVID Meal Program Extended for 30 Days

City officials recently announced a 30-day extension of the COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program, a cost-shared initiative with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that delivers restaurant-made meals to thousands of residents in need. Twice daily meals will now be available to eligible recipients at least through Sep. 4.  Approximately 9,000 residents...