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 […]


New COVID Virus Strain KP.2 Could Create Summer Surge

May 20, 2024

As the COVID virus continues to mutate a new strain known as KP.2 is making its way around the world. While the number of deaths and hospitalizations from the various strains of the virus are decreasing, COVID still infects those who are older or whose vaccinations are not up to date.  Even for those who […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Step Up and Other Groups Push for Worker’s Bill of Rights

March 19, 2024

Led by Step Up Louisiana, representatives of several community organizations and other advocates spoke passionately in support of the proposed Worker’s Bill of Rights at the New Orleans City Council’s Economic Development Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 19. On Thursday March 21, the full Council will consider a ballot proposal to amend the City’s Home […]


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 […]


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