NNPA Meets with President’s Advisor

Cedric Richmond noted that the President is vocally advocating, and his administration is pushing the restoration of voting rights. An act to address the issue is now sitting in the Senate. By Lisa Fitch | Our Weekly News President Joe Biden’s Senior Advisor, Cedric Richmond, who serves as the director of...

Federation Files Motion on Behalf of Black Farmers to Intervene in Texas Lawsuit

Temporary injunction blocks $4 billion debt relief in Section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan East Point, GA — The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Public Counsel, and pro bono counsel Winston & Strawn LLP, filed an intervention motion on behalf of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (the Federation). The...

New Orleans, Baton Rouge Rank in Top Five of Cities Across Nation with Pay Day Lending Problem

As many Americans suffer financially through the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a good time to be a payday lender, particularly in the South, where cities have the highest numbers of payday loan storefronts in the U.S., and residents are doing a lot of complaining to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....

Urban League of Louisiana, Foundation for Louisiana Launch Statewide Black Business Works Fund to Support Black-owned Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ida

The Urban League of Louisiana, in partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana, today announced the launch of the Black Business Works Fund, an initiative to assist Black-owned businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida.  Urban League of Louisiana President & CEO Judy Reese Morse was joined by Marc H. Morial, president & CEO of...

Why Won’t Democrats Fight?

By Julianne Malveaux Not a day goes by that I don’t get a text or three from the Democratic National Committee asking for contributions. Sometimes they come from Vice President Haarris. Sometimes, from President Biden himself. Occasionally, from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or DNC Chair Jaime HarrisonNot to mention the...