No Need to Defer on Folgers

While we are happy that the New Orleans City Council denied two of Folger's six applications for tax breaks through the ITEP program, we are puzzled about one thing: Why defer on the other four until Jan. 14, 2021?What is happening on Jan. 14, 2021, that would make the fiscal...

Lessons Learned: From Katrina to COVID-19: We Cannot Afford Another Replay of Hurricane Katrina

By Kristen Burras What world do we want on the other side of COVID-19? We cannot afford a Katrina replay. There are policymakers who will balk at the thought of redistributive, race conscious policies for historically marginalized groups.  It is critical to recognize, like historian Robin D. G. Kelley, that...

Drew Brees Still Has a Good Arm . . . And He Can Use It to Pitch His Apology in the Trash

While our Congressman Cedric Richmond and other high placed African Americans are accepting Drew Brees' apology for his statement that categorized peaceful protest against racism and injustice as demonstrated by such acts as silently kneeling during the playing of the national anthem as somehow disrespecting the flag or the military,...