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400,000 individuals will receive $300 in Lost Wages Assistance

About 400,000 eligible unemployment insurance claimants will receive weekly Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) payments beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 26. The retroactive payments will include the weeks ending August 1, August 8 and August 15, 2020. All claimants need to continue to file their weekly certifications in order to be eligible for future weekly benefits. Subsequent […]

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AARP Poll: Older Voters May Decide Close Georgia Runoff Election

With the Georgia runoff election between Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker less than two weeks ago, there’s a vast divide between younger and older voters. AARP Georgia released key findings from a 2022 runoff election survey that shows candidates should pay close attention to Georgians age 50 and older, with issues such as […]

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Biden-Harris Administration Extends Pause on Student Loan Repayments

“Callous efforts to block student debt relief in the courts have caused tremendous financial uncertainty for millions of borrowers who cannot set their family budgets or even plan for the holidays without a clear picture of their student debt obligations, and it’s just plain wrong. I want borrowers to know that the Biden-Harris Administration has […]

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Money Talk: How to Take Control of Your Credit

 Improving your credit score starts with understanding how all of the pieces work together and continues with building a plan to improve your credit.  Simply, a credit score is an indicator of how  responsibly you handle your credit. Several factors impact your credit score, and you might be surprised what financial behaviors and information actually […]

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RISE St. James Claims Victory in First Amendment Lawsuit Against the Town of Gramercy

Tulane First Amendment Law Clinic students represented RISE St. James, arguing that Gramercy’s use of a bond requirement for protests was a violation of the First Amendment Two years of hard work by students of Tulane University’s First Amendment Law Clinic ended in victory this week with a settled lawsuit that paves the way for […]

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How Many More Years of a Failed Reform Must Orleans Parish Endure?

It has been said that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.  Well, NOLA Public Schools must be certifiably insane; because here we are — 17 years deep into a so-called education reform movement; and this year’s recently released school performance scores continue to reveal […]

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FBI Identifies One Juvenile Believed to be Responsible for HBCU Bomb Threats

The FBI has identified one juvenile believed to be responsible for a majority of the bomb threats against earlier this year against historically Black colleges and universities, according to a statement released Monday (Nov. 14) by the federal law enforcement agency. Since January 2022, more than 50 HBCUs, including Southern University in Baton Rouge and […]

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For Two Families, A Southern Education Meant Everything – Then Came Tragedy

This is the first in a four-part narrative Cold Case series on the shooting of two Southern students in 1972 by a sheriff’s deputy at a time when students at Southern, SUNO and Grambling were protesting for better conditions at their schools. Nov. 16 marks 50th anniversary of the shootings. By Claire Sullivan, Brittany Dunn, […]