The Louisiana Weekly is a weekly newspaper founded during the civil rights era in 1925 as a portal by which African Americans could express and share news important to their communities, and as a means to combat racial injustice in New Orleans and beyond. Today, that legacy persists as we continue to serve the New Orleans Metro Area as well as state, national and international readers by bringing them stories of interest and concern to Blacks around the globe.
The Louisiana Weekly newspaper serves the entirety of Orleans Parish and also distributes in areas of Jefferson Parish (Metairie, Kenner and Jefferson) and the Northshore (in Slidell), and we also have subscribers all over the U.S., as well as in parts of Europe, China and Africa.
The paper includes national, regional and local news stories, and also contains special interest sections: BusinessScope, Health Heart and Student of the Week. The paper serves a network of working professionals, educators and leaders, 75 percent of whom are college educated and earn an average of $40,000 per year.