City Activates Freeze Plan

Officials Offers Cold Weather Preparation Tips, Services for Homeless In anticipation of cold weather, the City of New Orleans today (Friday, Feb. 4) announced it will activate the Citywide Freeze Plan overnight tonight, Saturday night and Monday night to provide shelter to unhoused residents. The National Weather Service is forecasting a cold spell across...

Black Chamber Welcomes New Director, Board Members

The organization is committed to increasing membership, establishing partnerships that raise brand awareness and initiatives that stimulate and maintain economic development in the Black community. Jeffrey Hunt, new executive director of NORBCC. The New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce (NORBCC) welcomes Jeffrey Hunt as its new executive director. He...

Black America Deserves its Share of the American Dream

Affordable rentals shrinking, growing mortgage denials block homeownership By Charlene Crowell Regardless of locale, profession, or income, every family needs and deserves a home. But for many – especially Black Americans and other people of color -- finding and maintaining affordable housing is increasingly difficult. New research documents not only...

Students Athletes at MLK High School Recognized for Their Success, Sign Letters of Intent

Three student athletes at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School were recognized on Feb. 2--National Signing Day. Leroy Paige, Justin Doyle, and Kendall Santee signed acceptance letters and committed to playing college football for the 2022-2023 school year.  “When I started this team two years ago, I had no...

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