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...

CBC Chairman Richmond Demands Investigation into Trump Campaign Discussions with Russian Intelligence Officials

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] WASHINGTON- Today (Wednesday, Feb. 15), the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Democrat who Louisiana’s second congressional district, which includes New Orleans, demanded an “extensive” and “independent” investigation into reports that the Trump campaign had repeated and ongoing discussions with Russian intelligence...

Thankful for Local Leaders and Level Heads

As we watched these first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency plays out in slow motion—kinda of like a train wreck, we like many other Americans are troubled by the executive order to deny entry into the U.S. to people from seven largely Muslim nations. The order is everything that...

Rep. Cedric Richmond Will Attend Trump’s Inauguration

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] With 65 members of Congress so far—including several members of the Congressional Black Caucus—opting against attending President-elect Donald Trump inauguration Friday, today CBC Chairman and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond announced via a statement that he will attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration. “I have decided to attend the ceremony...