Gov. Edwards Urge Residents to Prepare for Arrival of Omicron Variant

The Louisiana Department of Health reports 479 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths today, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Also, 213 Louisianans are hospitalized. State data indicates that the unvaccinated account for 82 percent of cases, 83percent of hospitalized patients, and 71 percent of deaths. To date, Louisiana reports 772,789 cases of COVID-19 and a total of...

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...

DSNAP Approved for Residents in 25 Louisiana Parishes Hit by Hurricane Ida

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval Sept. 14, to provide Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) to families impacted by Hurricane Ida. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved a DSNAP operation for the following parishes and ZIP codes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton...

Will Fall Elections Be Postponed?

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and Gov. John Bel Edwards met today (Tuesday, Sept. 7) to discuss whether the upcoming fall elections should be postponed given the destruction Hurricane Ida has caused across more than two dozen parishes across the state, Ardoin wants the Oct. 9 election to be...