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...