Federation Files Motion on Behalf of Black Farmers to Intervene in Texas Lawsuit

Temporary injunction blocks $4 billion debt relief in Section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan East Point, GA — The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Public Counsel, and pro bono counsel Winston & Strawn LLP, filed an intervention motion on behalf of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (the Federation). The...

New Orleans, Baton Rouge Rank in Top Five of Cities Across Nation with Pay Day Lending Problem

As many Americans suffer financially through the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a good time to be a payday lender, particularly in the South, where cities have the highest numbers of payday loan storefronts in the U.S., and residents are doing a lot of complaining to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....

Urban League of Louisiana, Foundation for Louisiana Launch Statewide Black Business Works Fund to Support Black-owned Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ida

The Urban League of Louisiana, in partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana, today announced the launch of the Black Business Works Fund, an initiative to assist Black-owned businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida.  Urban League of Louisiana President & CEO Judy Reese Morse was joined by Marc H. Morial, president & CEO of...

U.S. Rep. Troy Carter Announces Bill to Forgive up to $50K in Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON,DC - Today (Wednesday, Aug. 11), U.S. Rep Tro Carter announced his bill to forgive up to $50,000 in federal student loans for any and all federal borrowers. “It’s Congress’ job to improve the lives of the American people,” said Congressman Troy A. Carter Sr. “While some tragedies are out of...

Louisiana Economic Development is Looking for Small Business Owners to Participate in Program

Successful SEBD Roundtables provide peer learning for small businesses seeking next level Recruitment has opened for Louisiana Economic Development’s SEBD Roundtables for small business owners participating in Louisiana’s Small and Emerging Business Development Program. Beginning in July and August, the innovative peer-to-peer learning program will convene groups of 12 to...