CDC Greenlights Evictions Despite Continued Pandemic

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Landlords can resume eviction proceedings after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued clarifications to a previous executive order from President Donald Trump. The CDC’s memo released this week noted that its order “isn’t intended to prevent landlords from starting eviction...

Early Voting Starts Friday, Oct. 16

Voters across the state can head to the polls Oct. 16-27 daily (except Sundays) to cast their votes in the Nov. 3 primary. Early voting locations in Orleans Parish include: ALGIERS COURTHOUSE, 225 MORGAN ST RM#105VOTING MACHINE WAREHOUSE, 8870 CHEF MENTEUR HWYLAKE VISTA COMMUNITY CENTER, 6500 SPANISH FORT BLVD,2ND FLOOR...

Decision 2020: Our Endorsements

Presidential ElectorsJOSEPH R. BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS U.S. SenatorADRIAN PERKINS U.S. Representative First Congressional DistrictLEE ANN DUGAS U.S. Representative Second Congressional DistrictCEDRIC RICHMOND Associate Justice Supreme Court (7th Supreme Court District)TERRI LOVEThe candidates in the race for associate Supreme Court justice are experienced, fair and honorable jurists who certainly would serve well the people of Louisiana and...

Wealth Gap Costs $2.7 Trillion in Black income, $16 Trillion to U.S. economy Over Last 20 Years

By Charlene CrowellNNPA Newswire Contributor America’s persistent racial income and wealth gaps are the result of four intertwined factors: housing, education, business ownership and access to credit. Closing these gaps would facilitate inter-generational wealth creation for Black America and also expand the nation’s economy by $5 trillion over the next five years....

LA Creole Will Hold Virtual Panel for Annual Conference

Louisiana Creole Research Association (LA Creole) will hold its 16th annual conference via ZOOM, featuring a panel presentation titled “Antiracism, Colorism, and Creole Identity” from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The virtual presentation will include: Dr. John Q. Adams, retired professor emeritus of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies...

STEM NOLA Receives Nearly $3 Million Defense Department Grant

Multimillion-dollar grant will extend STEM programs to U.S. military families, low-income students of color and underrepresented communities  STEM NOLA has received a $2.79 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to expand its educational workshops and access across the Gulf South, serving military-connected families. The grant was one of...