A Year of COVID-19 Brought Record Consumer Debt and Collection Complaints

70 million consumers contacted by at least one debt collector  By Charlene CrowellNNPA ContributorAfter more than a year of COVID-19, the nation’s collective ability to cope with dual public health and economic crises has diminished many consumers’ ability to remain financially stable. While this February’s national employment report by the Bureau of...

COVID-19 Meal Program Enters its Ninth Month

The City of New Orleans recentlu announced that the COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program will continue to run until at least Mar. 31, bringing the program into its ninth month. The program is opearted in parttnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This emergency food program serves New Orleans residents by...

Government, Community and Faith-based Leaders Join Forces to Champion the Fight Against COVID-19

By Darryl Sellers 2021 has brought with it, more daunting challenges in the African American community’s fight against COVID-19. More transmissible variants of the coronavirus which have emerged are swiftly sweeping their way across the United States. This latest trend in the year-long pandemic is especially troubling for Black people...

Statewide Rental Assistance Program Launches with $161 Million in Federal Funds

Orleans, Jefferson and five other parishes will administer their own programs Governor John Bel Edwards recently announced the launch of Louisiana’s new statewide emergency rental assistance program for renters and landlords experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $161 million program will serve the 57 parishes...

City Partners with LCMC Health to Open Mass Vaccination Site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The City of New Orleans announced a partnership today (March 3) with LCMC Health to launch a mass vaccination site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall J, where vaccine appointments will begin for eligible residents Thursday, March 4. Those who are currently eligible to receive a vaccine in...

Let’s Talk About Health: The Vaccination Stigma in the Black Community

Featuring Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, Executive and Medical Director of Metropolitan Human Services District Let’s Talk About Health is a monthly health segment featuring Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, the Executive and Medical Director of Metropolitan Human Services District. In this month’s interview, Dr. Dunham and New Orleans Tribune Editor, Anitra Brown discussed vaccination...

Mayor Cantrell to Meet With President Biden at White House to Stimulus and Relief Package

Mayor LaToya Cantrell is expected to meet with President Joe Biden on Friday, Feb. 12, as part of a small group of mayors and governors invited by President Biden to discuss the importance of state and local funds in the next stimulus and relief package currently being considered by Congress. Some...