Advocates hail Supreme Court decision — worry at law’s shortcomings

By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Initial reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s general upholding of the healthcare reform law

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RESTORE Act offers Gulf Coast a shot at economic mobility after the oil spill

By Jeffrey Buchanan (Special from Oxfam America and Facing South) — Out of the tragedy of the 2010 BP oil disaster, we could soon see

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Ordinance proposes changing how Orleans at-Large members are elected
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A spirited set of hearings kicked off Monday afternoon in the New Orleans City Council Chambers as Councilmembers Cynthia Hedge-Morrell (“D”) and Eric Granderson (at-large) introduced an ...
Exodus of corporate support shines light on ALEC
By Mariana Atencio (Special to New America Media from Univision News) A swift exodus of corporate support from the little-known, but powerful American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has shined light on the ...
City rails against mental-health care cuts; Jindal envoy said it’s not their doing
By Tom Gogola New Orleans city officials are aggressively pushing back against a “devastating” proposed $15 million cut to inpatient mental health and substance abuse services now being offered at LSU ...
IMANO endorses Cynthia Willard-Lewis in at-large race
By Travis M. Andrews The Louisiana Weekly It was early Valentine’s Day, so it made perfect sense that there would be so much love in the air. But this wasn’t the variety pushed ...
City officials score $52 million for repairs to flood-damaged side streets
By Ariella Cohen Good news for your undercarriage – Mayor Mitch Landrieu has secured more FEMA money for street repairs in Broadmoor, the Lakeview area and St. Claude. The combined total ...
Feds announce Minority Enterprise Conference this month
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Minority Business Develop­ment Agency announced the opening of registration for the 2011 Minority Enterprise Develop­ment Week (MED Week) ...
How prisons imperil Black voting power in post-Katrina Louisiana
By Zoe Sullivan (Special from New America Media) — Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is one of the most notorious prisons in the United States. Sometimes called “The Farm” because ...
Fielkow resigns Council, accepts position in sports profession
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly When Arnie Fielkow was first running for the City Council, he did something usual for a candidate. He told an uncomfortable truth. When asked if he were ...

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