A City Mourns, Remembers After “Chocolate Santa” Passes Away

August 25, 2020

2020 has already been a difficult year, and on top of that, New Orleans yesterday lost another one of its major culture-bearers.  On August 22, news broke on Twitter that Fred Parker passed away. But for thousands of Black New Orleanians, Mr. Parker went by a different name – “Chocolate Santa.”  Charisse Gibson, of WWLTV, […]

Metro Disposal Fires Sanitation Workers, Uses Prison Labor, as the City is Silent

May 13, 2020

Last week, Big Easy Magazine reported on the sanitation truck workers on strike in Gentilly, protesting their abysmal pay and safety conditions.  Four days ago, WWLTV reported that all of the striking workers were fired.  Now, according to Payday Report, a Chattanooga-based cooperative, the workers were replaced by “transitional labor” – namely, incarcerated workers who […]

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