City Council Set to Move Forward with Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

Advocates say the move will allow law enforcement to focus on violent crime Earlier this week, New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno announced that the local cannabis decriminalization legislation will moving forward for final approval the Council’s meeting on Thursday, Aug. 5. The legislation pardons thousands of summonses issued by NOPD...

Office of Workforce Development Partners with NOTCF to Provide Technical Assistance to Culture Bearers, Industries Seeking Grant Resources

The New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF) recently announced a partnership with the Office of Workforce Development (OWD) to provide grant assistance at the JOB1 Career Center. NOTCF and the Office of Workforce Development will utilize office space at the JOB1 Career Center and provide technical assistance to cultural...

Biden-Harris Administration to Invest More Than $1.6 Billion to Support COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Vulnerable Communities

As COVID-19 cases rise among unvaccinated people and where the more transmissible Delta virus variant is surging, this funding will expand activities to detect, diagnose, trace, and monitor infections and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in homeless shelters, treatment and recovery facilities, domestic violence shelters and federal, state and local...

State Department of Corrections Suspends Visitation

With the surge of COVID-19 positive cases in Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) has suspended prisoner visitation and volunteering effective immediately through August 16, at Louisiana's eight state-run prisons. The Department has taken this precautionary measure to protect its staff and prisoner populations.In lieu of visitation,...

City Issues Indoor Mask Advisory

The rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past several weeks has prompted officials with the City of New Orleans to issue an indoor mask advisory, asking everyone to wear a mask indoors when with people who are not members of their immediate family. “The alarming transmission data we’ve...

What Others Are Saying: Combatting the Right’s Attack Against Critical Race Theory: Run for School Board, Other Elected Offices

By Julianne MalveauxCritical race theory (CRT) asserts that racism is woven into the very fabric of our nation’s institutions. This is not new information for those who have studied how race affects our economy, politics, education, health care, and more. CRT is not an attempt to "blame" white America for...