Joe Biden 2020 for President Campaign Commits Major Ad Dollars to Black-Owned Media

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden is ramping up his campaign with a record-setting $280 million advertising buy. During a telephone call on Wednesday, August 5, with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Biden campaign officials said they will spend $280 million...

Work Search Requirement Returns for Unemployment Claimants

Along with the end of the $600 federal pandemic unemployment compensation benefit, Louisiana’s unemployed workers are being hit with another challenge this week—the return of work search requirements as of Sunday, August 9. Gov. John Bel Edwards, during his Thursday press conference, said there are thousands of jobs in Louisiana....

COVID Meal Program Extended for 30 Days

City officials recently announced a 30-day extension of the COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program, a cost-shared initiative with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that delivers restaurant-made meals to thousands of residents in need. Twice daily meals will now be available to eligible recipients at least through Sep. 4.  Approximately 9,000 residents...

High-Capacity COVID-19 Testing Available This Week

High-capacity COVID-19 testing will begin in New Orleans on Wednesday, July 29, in partnership with U.S. Health and Human Services and the Louisiana National Guard.  The first week of this program will be administered at the UNO Lakefront Arena and will be drive-thru only. In the weeks to follow, the...

Enhanced Unemployment Benefits End this Week

With Republicans in Congress dragging their feet on a new stimulus package that may or may not include an extension of federally-enhanced unemployment compensation, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is advising individuals receiving unemployment benefits, that the last week of eligibility for claimants filing for the extra Federal Pandemic Unemployment...

School in Orleans Parish will Start with Distance Learning

With COVID-19 cases rising across New Orleans, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) announced Tuesday (July 21) that students will start the school year with distance learning, with the goal of returning students to in-person learning after Labor Day.  “While returning students to the classroom is absolutely critical, the latest data is...

Frontline Workers Urged to Apply for COVID-19 Hazard Pay

Applications for the Frontline Workers COVID-19 Hazard Pay Rebate Program opened today (Wednesday, July 15) 2and will remain open through October 31. The application can be found at http://frontlineworkers.la.gov/. The program will be limited to the first 200,000 applicants. Applicants must meet the following guidelines: Applicant is a Louisiana residentApplicant  was employed...