Nearly 8,000 Louisiana Republicans Have Left GOP Since Jan. 6 Insurrection

Dips in registrants for the party have been seen around the country. A report from The New York Times found more than 100,000 Republicans left the party in a number of states in the weeks after the U.S. Capitol riots, and Louisiana’s voter registration numbers mirror that trend. By Sarah...

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: Trying to Rewrite the Jan. 6 Coup Attempt

By Bill Fletcher, Jr.NNPA Newswire Contributor There is something amazing going on in Republican Party circles. If I did not know better, I would assume that I was watching a television comedy. Segments of the Republican Party are attempting to tell us that the January 6th coup attempt did not actually happen....

Sen. Cassidy, Five Other Republican Senators Were Right to Break Ranks

We will make this one short and sweet.  A few weeks ago, we blasted U.S. Sen. John Kennedy and other members of Louisiana delegation for co-signing objections to the certification of the results of a free and fair election.  We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge U.S. Sen....

Help May Be On the Way for 20,000 Unemployed Louisianans Locked Out of $300 Lost Wage Assistance

With only $44 billion in FEMA funding earmarked for Lost Wages Assistance, the program will likely be short-lived depending on the number of states participating and how many eligible claimants each state has. The Louisiana Workforce Commission will conduct an outreach effort to help qualify as many as 20,000 Louisianans...

Trump Administration Ramps Up Efforts to Dismantle Post Office

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia President Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to dismantle the United States Postal Service or revamp the agency in a way that has angered Democrats and others who said it’s a tactic to prevent mail-in voting for the...

Gov. Edwards Says State is Examining Unemployment Payment Options Under Trump’s Executive Order

Though it wouldn't last long or even cover all of the state's unemployed workers, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today that the state is looking into the logistics of implementing enhance unemployment benefits through Pres. Donald Trump's executive order. Trump's order would provide an additional $300 in benefits that would...

Trump’s Housing Announcement Seen as So Racist, “It’s ‘Not Even A Dog

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia President Donald Trump has rolled back a Barack Obama-era housing rule intended to halt racial segregation and eliminate racial disparities in American suburbs. Trump announced on Wednesday, July 29, that he officially eliminated the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that Obama...

President Trump Tweets Out White Power Message, Black Republican Senator Tim Scott Is Dismayed

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor In yet another social media moment invoking race in America, President Donald Trump retweeted a video of a supporter heard yelling, “White power!” The tweet displayed a video of a parade of supporters of the President riding golf carts through a retirement community...

Report: Violence by White Nationalists Worse than ISIS

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent The threat America faces from white nationalist violence is at least equal to that posed by radical Islamist group, ISIS, said FBI Director Chris Wray at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee meeting in late October. Wray reportedly told senators that “about...

Mayor Landrieu Responds ICE Report Naming New Orleans as Uncooperative

Mayor Mitch Landrieu reiterated today (Tuesday, March 21) in a prepared statement that the city’s law enforcement officers won’t be joining Donald Trump’s “deportation force.” “First and foremost, the NOPD does now and will continue to follow federal laws and focus on arresting people who commit crime, regardless of their...