State to Submit Testing Plan to Federal Government

Case and test data for the state of Louisiana could not be updated for Friday, May 29, because of network issues. Meanwhile Hospitalizations and ventilator use continue to decline. The state is reporting 26 new deaths. "These are 26 Louisianans," said Gov. Bel Edwards during his Friday press briefing. "Our...

Black and Blue Don’t Match

It was reminiscent of Eric Garner of Staten Island, NY, who was put in a chokehold by a New York police officer. Garner died from injuries suffered from the chokehold and, like Floyd, could be seen on video struggling to breathe and stating, “I can’t breathe.” By Stacy M. BrownNNPA...

Maybe We Ain’t Black . . .

About a week ago, Joe Biden caused quite a stir with a statement he made on nationally syndicated hip-hop radio show, The Breakfast Club. While essentially being asked why Black Americans should choose him over President Donald Trump in November, Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee and former vice president said,...

JPMORGAN CHASE COMMITS $500,000 TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has committed $500,000 for small businesses in New Orleans hit the hardest by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 global pandemic.The $500,000 investment will fund relief efforts by the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), which will work in partnership with a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Growth Capital...