Hano Residents Deserve a Strong Tenant Advocate

November 25, 2022

Fierce public housing advocate Sharon Jasper and her supporters are furious over Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s planned removal of Jasper from the board of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO). They call the removal unwarranted and “illegal” because Cantrell failed to initially follow state law which requires a reason for the dismal be provided.

Commemorating the Student Movement and the Deaths of Denver Smith and Leonard Brown on November 16th with An Overdue Apology

November 8, 2022

November 16, 2022 will mark the 50th anniversary of the shootings of Leonard Brown and Denver Smith on the campus of Southern University in Baton Rouge (SU). Both Smith and Brown were unarmed and neither engaged in any acts of aggression that day. Yet, they were shot and killed. It has been 50 years since […]

Belden Batiste: New Orleans Needs New Leadership; Rebuffs Response to NOLA Tribune

September 7, 2022

Editor’s note: Belden Batiste and Eileen Carter filed a petition with the Secretary of State to recall Mayor LaToya Cantrell.  The petition has received overwhelming response from New Orleanians voters, many of whom are upset with Cantrell’s lack of leadership.  The Tribune newspaper recently published an editorial in support of Cantrell. Batiste wrote a scathing […]

In a Cycle Where More Pain Equals More Gain, Less Focus on Crime and Punishment and More on Rehabilitation and Reentry Necessary for NOLA Judicial System

December 7, 2021

Elections are a great time to talk about issues, particularly ones within the purview of the office being sought. For years, sheriffs, judges, and district attorneys ran on messaging that went without question. Their stances on public safety were accepted as gospel: there was never enough law enforcement, crime is always going up, and they […]

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