Free Admission Exhibition Explores the Historical Links Between Slavery and Mass Incarceration

July 10, 2024

“Captive State” will open to visitors July 19  NEW ORLEANS (July 10, 2024) —After more than six years of research and preparation, the Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) will debut a limited-time exhibition titled “Captive State: Louisiana and the Making of Mass Incarceration” that examines the roots of the state’s current distinction as the incarceration capital of the […]

Public Outcry as St. James Parish Council Votes Against Solar Farm; Community Voices Silenced

June 20, 2024

St. James Parish, LA — The Louisiana Bucket Brigade and Inclusive Louisiana are denouncing the St. James Parish Council’s decision yesterday to vote against the proposed solar farm in the 6th District. The groups say the decision exacerbates a glaring disparity in the protection and prioritization of community health and environmental justice in the parish. The […]

The Significance of Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom and Resilience

June 19, 2024

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, marks a pivotal moment in American history—the end of slavery in the United States. This holiday commemorates the day in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the freedom of enslaved African Americans, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. […]

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. […]

Odyssey House Opens New Community Health Center With $1 Million Federal Grant Through Congressman Troy Carter

April 24, 2024

Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL) now has a new federally qualified one-stop-shop primary and behavioral health care center due to a $1 million appropriation spearheaded by Congressman Troy Carter (LA-2). Carter – along with various partnering agencies and individuals – cut the ribbon to open the new clinic in the Lafitte-Treme neighborhood on Tuesday, April 23. While introducing […]

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 […]

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