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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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Gentilly Fest Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Live Music, Vendors, Kids Village and More

Annual event to take place Oct. 6-8 in Pontchartrain Park neighborhood Organizers of Gentilly Fest will celebrate its 15th anniversary during the annual festival, taking place Oct. 6-8 at the corner of Press and Prentiss drives in the historic Pontchartrain Park neighborhood.  Entry into the festival is free. However, attendees can purchase the VIP Experience […]

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Finance 101: How to Build Good Money Habits

College is the ideal time to start building smart money habits  Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase College is an ideal time for students to begin their journey toward financial health by establishing healthy financial habits. While students can learn how to manage their finances in the classroom, it’s the real-time on campus experiences that present opportunities […]

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Black and Brown Voter Registration Day Designed to Organize, Mobilize Marginalized Communities

The Urban League of Louisiana and the Southern Poverty Law Center along with the League of Women Voters Louisiana, Black Voters Matter, Power Coalition, and Voice of the Experienced are coming together to lead a statewide effort to get more Black and Brown residents throughout Louisiana registered to vote in time ahead of the Oct. 14 […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Confronts Ongoing Assault on Black Rights

 “The silence from Republicans and others in the face of such egregious statements is deafening,” said Louisiana’s Representative Troy Carter (D-La.). “We will not condone the erasing of history. We must stand together to put an end to this.” By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Black Americans are being attacked in various ways […]

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Hooters Settles Discrimination Lawsuit, Will Pay former Black Employees $650,000

Former African-American workers at Metairie location complained of racially-hostile work environment and retaliation Edited by Tribune Staff Hooters of Louisiana, LLC has agreed to pay former African-American employees $650,000 to settle a race and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced in a statement Tuesday (Sept. 5). According […]