Street Renaming Commission Recommends Name Changes for 37 Streets, Public Spaces in Final Report

The New Orleans City Council Street Renaming Commission (CCSRC) has submitted its final report to the Council outlining recommendations for 37 streets, parks and public places honoring White Supremacists across the city.The nine-member CCSRC was established June 2020, with the primary responsibility of ensuring stakeholder engagement in the renaming process.The Commission has...

Take ‘Em Down Organizers Plan Summit

Take 'Em Down NOLA, the coalition of community organizations and leaders that rallied around the removal of confederate-era monuments in New Orleans, will hold a first-of-its-kind summit designed to commemorate, celebrate and strategically align efforts to remove statues and monuments that are symbols of White supremacy. The conference will take...

What We Are Saying: Taking Down Monument in the Middle of the Night Showed Resolve and Determination

The city of New Orleans does more before 6 a.m. than most people do all day—at least when it comes to taking down nuisance monuments. Imagine our surprise early Monday morning upon learning that contractors were busy taking down what was perhaps the biggest nuisance of them all—the monument dedicated...