Somebody Has to Say It: Flint Water Crisis is Another Good Reason for Black Folk to Not Trust America or Many of its Institutions

And it’s another reason our government and the medical establishment ought to be ready to do the most to convince Black Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine Rick Snyder, the former governor of Michigan, has been indicted for his role in the Flint water crisis, which resulted in the deadly poisoning of the...

Police Community Advisory Board is Taking Applications for Members

The City of New Orleans and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) announced today (Jan. 14) that enrollment has opened for Police Community Advisory Board  membership. Open enrollment officially began on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 for PCAB Advisory Groups city-wide. These community boards are responsible for vetting community ideas/suggestions, working with NOPD...

FEMA Assistance Available for Hurricane Zeta Victims

Homeowners, renters, and business owners in Orleans Parish and across the region who experienced uninsured losses due to Hurricane Zeta may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated six parishes in Southeast Louisiana, including Orleans Parish, as eligible for Individual Assistance programs under the...

Black Woman Takes Over as a Chief of U.S. Capitol Police

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Yogananda Pittman, a Morgan State graduate, takes over as acting Chief of the 2,300-member U.S. Capitol Police just one week after the violent insurrection desecrated American democracy. The riot agitated by President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 resulted in two Capitol Police...