New Orleans Dollar Store Customers Join 8 Other Cities in Rallying for Safer Stores at Wednesday Dollar Store Action

May 22, 2024

National Customer Week of Action Will Culminate in Dollar General Shareholder Meeting Protest in Tennessee Next Week May 21, 2024, NEW ORLEANS—Dollar store customers, Step Up Louisiana members and community allies will gather on Wednesday for two demonstrations demanding safer working conditions at Dollar General stores. The demonstrations come on the heels of a year […]

After Success in the Senate, Jews Against Gassing Members will Testify in the House to Support Bill to Eliminate Gas Executions

May 20, 2024

Baton Rouge, LA — On Tuesday, May 21, Jewish Community members with the Jews Against Gassing coalition will testify at a hearing on the bill to remove the gassing method, Senate Bill 430, in the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. Senate Bill 430 removes the gassing method of execution, known as nitrogen hypoxia or nitrogen suffocation from the law. […]

Curren$y and Crescent Canna Launch Jet Life THC Soda

April 19, 2024

High-potency grape lemonade soda provides “the highest level of refreshment” Hip-hop icon Curren$y has teamed up with Crescent Canna, the New Orleans-based cannabis company, to launch Jet Life THC Soda, a naturally flavored and deliciously potent THC beverage inspired by rap’s most prolific cannabis aficionado. “It’s the highest level of refreshment,” says Curren$y, aka Spitta, whose favorite […]

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 […]

New Orleans Public Library Board Approves Fine-Free Policy

March 25, 2024

The New Orleans Public Library is officially fine free system-wide, after Library Board approved the new policy on March 12. In 2019, the Library eliminated fines for youth materials in an effort to remove economic obstacles for New Orleans youth. Less than a year later, the Library suspended fines on all overdue items in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Emily Painton, executive […]

The Stella Shouting Contest Kicks Off This Year’s Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival

March 11, 2024

On Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm, the beloved Stella Shouting Contest will take place in Jackson Square. The Stella Shouting Contest replays the iconic scene where Stanley yells up to Stella in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Actors Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus) and Leslie Castay (both currently filming Mayfair Witches) will be there to judge, with Bryan Batt hosting and Errol Laborde as contest emcee. […]

Report Reveals That Mega-Chains Threaten Small Businesses and the State’s Economy

February 27, 2024

Louisiana House-appointed task force unveils harmful impacts of dollar stores’ low wages, health & safety violations and chronic understaffing of workers Baton Rouge, LA—A legislative task force recently concluded that the aggressive expansion tactics and high concentration of dollar stores in Louisiana choke out small businesses and put dollar store workers at serious risk due […]

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