State Legislative Black Caucus Elects New Leaders

The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus elected executive officer for the 2018-2019 year. State Rep. Randal Gaines of LaPlace was elected as chairman. Established in 1977, the LLBC’s mission is to is to raise the quality of life for African Americans, poor and working people in Louisiana through legislation, education and...

Dr. Raynard Sanders and The New Orleans Imperative Returns to the Airwaves

The New Orleans Imperative, hosted by Dr. Raynard Sanders, returns to the air from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. each Monday on WHIV FM New Orleans FM 102.3.  Listeners can also catch the show online at www.whiv.org or listen at www.theneworleansimperative.org. The New Orleans Imperative began broadcasting in March 2009 as the...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Trauma is Among Top Issues in New Orleans Area It takes a great deal of self-awareness to recognize and accept that one is suffering from mental illness or an addiction. Even more courage is required to actually reach out for help. For individuals most in need of...

LSU Names Building on Campus in Honor of New Orleans Native Clarence Barney Jr.

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] From a press release At the May LSU Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved the naming of the African American Cultural Center as the “Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center.” Barney became the first African-American to serve as chairman of the LSU Board of Supervisors in...

Rep. Richmond Announces More Than $11M in Flood Recovery Grants

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png]  U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond on Tuesday (April 11) announced the availability of more than $11 million in federal funding for flood recovery projects throughout Louisiana. The resources will go towards repairing schools, reimbursing school districts, and replacing vehicles that were damaged in the August flooding.   “These...

Suzy Montero Agrees to Cease & Desist False Ads Aimed at Opponent in Judge Race

From a press release Judicial candidate for Civil District Court, Division B, Suzy Montero’s attorney appeared in court Thursday, Marc 23 and agreed on the record to cease using the false statements contained in certain campaign media, including television commercials.  The attorney also agreed to the entry of a court...

How to Reverse Incarceration in Louisiana: Thirteen Steps to Stop Being First in Being Last

By Bill Quiqley Louisiana was recently named “Worst State” in the nation, again.  One of the reasons was the state’s 50th ranking in crime and corrections.   Being the incarceration capital of the county is obviously not helping our reputation. Here are a dozen plus ways for Louisiana to stop jailing...

Op-Ed: Don’t Blame Mother Nature, We Need Climate Action to Combat Severe Weather and Protect our Communities

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] By Michele L. Jawando, Esq. Vice President Legal Progress, Center for American Progress This week marks the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. For many residents of the Gulf Coast, August 29, 2005 was a nightmare. Katrina swept through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, devastating the cities and communities...