Mayor Cantrell Could Face Uncomfortable Questions in Anne Breaud Case

May 22, 2024

Mayor LaToya Cantrell was quite full of herself when she filed a temporary protective order recently against New Orleans realtor Anne Breaud.  “I’ll show her,” Cantrell could have whispered to herself.  From the balcony of her family’s apartment in the Pontalba, Breaud took the memorable photo of Cantrell enjoying a leisurely drink and meal on […]


Louisiana Democratic Party Charting New Path Forward

May 20, 2024

Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Randal Gaines is a man on a mission. Since his election in April 2024, Gaines has been crisscrossing the state to breathe new life into what was   the state’s dominant political party since Reconstruction. With the number of registered Democrats in Louisiana continuing to decrease each year and the somewhat […]


Gaines Wins Demo State Party Chair as Part of Blue Reboot

April 15, 2024

Former State Representative Randal Gaines is preparing to settle into his new offices in Baton Rouge as head of Louisiana’s Democratic Party only because he aligned himself with the Blue Reboot reform movement. Created to bring new leadership to Louisiana’s Democratic Party, Blue Reboot played a decisive role in the recent Democratic elections for parish-level […]


Activist Arrested During Port of NOLA Board Meeting

March 25, 2024

New Orleans, LA – March 21, around 3:00 pm, during public comments at the Port of New Orleans monthly board meeting, local activist Felix Allen was arrested for standing in solidarity with Palestine.  Allen, 27, is an organizer in New Orleans for Community Oversight of Police (NOCOP). Last week, a leading organizer of the same […]


Is Real Change on the Way for Louisiana’s Democratic Party?

March 21, 2024

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are expected to easily win Louisiana Democratic and Republican presidential primaries on Saturday, March 23. Yet there are many livelier contests underway– some too close to call – for seats on the two state central committees and 39 parish executive committees. The March 23 election is what […]


Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: NOLA Community Groups Caution Citizens of Minneapolis About Consent Decree Process & Monitors

March 7, 2024

Two New Orleans community organizations recently sent a letter to Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and the Minneapolis NAACP warning them about what to expect from the monitors that have been selected to oversee a police Consent Decree in that city and recommending that community input is necessary for the Consent Decree’s long-term success. New Orleans […]


Biden & Trump Running Neck in Neck Despite Their Negatives

February 22, 2024

Though President Joe Biden easily won the nation’s first 2024 democratic presidential primary in South Carolina recently, turnout by voters of color was less than robust which could manifest into tepid support on Election Day, November 5, 2024. Readers may recall that four years ago a strong turnout by Black voters in South Carolina catapulted […]


DA Williams Issues Statement on Public Safety Agreement With Attorney General

February 8, 2024

New Orleans, LA — We truly believe in a fair, just, and efficient system. The important reforms implemented under former Chiefs Serpas and Harrison were critical to a change in the culture and quality of policing in New Orleans. We all benefit from ethical law enforcement. As prosecutors, we rely on constitutional policing, because unconstitutional arrests jeopardize […]


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