City of New Orleans Offers Transportation Assistance to State Shelters After Hurricane Ida

With continued power outages and service interruptions in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida, the City of New Orleans will begin offering daily transportation assistance to state-run public shelters for residents who want to temporarily leave the impacted area. Entergy New Orleans estimates power will be fully restored to Orleans Parish...

City Council Set to Move Forward with Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

Advocates say the move will allow law enforcement to focus on violent crime Earlier this week, New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno announced that the local cannabis decriminalization legislation will moving forward for final approval the Council’s meeting on Thursday, Aug. 5. The legislation pardons thousands of summonses issued by NOPD...

Office of Workforce Development Partners with NOTCF to Provide Technical Assistance to Culture Bearers, Industries Seeking Grant Resources

The New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF) recently announced a partnership with the Office of Workforce Development (OWD) to provide grant assistance at the JOB1 Career Center. NOTCF and the Office of Workforce Development will utilize office space at the JOB1 Career Center and provide technical assistance to cultural...

14-year old Metro-Area Girl Becomes First Black Winner of Scripps National Spelling Bee

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Senior National CorrespondentZaila Avant-garde twirled around in a spin, her smile radiating from the clear braces covering her teeth as confetti fell from the ceilings. The 14-year-old from Harvey, La., had reason to twirl and spin, and most importantly, she had more than enough reasons to...