Program Providing Twice-Daily, Restaurant-Made Meals Extended Through December

Today (Thursday, Dec. 3), the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announced a 30-day extension of the City’s COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program, which delivers twice-daily, restaurant-made meals to residents in need. Funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been approved through at least December 31, bringing...

Student Loan Debt Widens Racial Wealth Gap

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia President-elect Joe Biden wants to immediately erase student loan debt, a move that could prove more meaningful for African American students who, on average, owe much more than anyone. With the freeze placed on student loan repayments set to end December 31,...

Early Voting for Dec. 5 Runoff Begins Friday, Nov. 20

Voters across the state can head to the polls from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Nov. 20-28 daily (except Sundays and holidays) to cast their votes in the December 5 runoff. Early voting locations in Orleans Parish include:CITY HALL, #1W24 ALGIERS COURTHOUSE, 225 MORGAN ST RM #105VOTING MACHINE WAREHOUSE, 8870...