DCFS Announces Parish Locations for First Phase of DSNAP

Assistance available for 8 parishes next week; Schedule for additional parishes announced BATON ROUGE, La – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

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Many U.S. Black and Hispanic children lack mental health care

By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Black and Hispanic children and young adults with mental health issues are about half

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Aerial photo of the flooding along the Amite River in Louisiana via NASA
Climate activists want fossil-fuel lease auction canceled in La.
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The historic flooding that has left at least 13 people dead and damaged some 40,000 homes in southwestern and central Louisiana this ...
Rev. Barber calls for healing of America’s ‘heart problem’
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer According to the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, a Protestant minister, political leader and member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, America ...
Cots are set up at the Baton Rouge River Center on Aug. 15
Flood victims in shelters ease as water recedes
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer South Louisiana residents escaping floods by staying in shelters fell from a peak of over 11,000 early last week as water receded in spots. Meanwhile, the region’s ...
Big Money vs. Black Lives: Movement connects money in politics to racial justice
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Earlier this month, a coalition of more than 50 organizations connected to the Black Lives Matter movement released a highly-anticipated policy ...
S&WB failed to make needed changes, OIG says
A new report by the New Orleans Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says that the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has a lot of room for improvement. The ...
NOPD recruiting shows minimal gains despite aggressive efforts
Despite using online ads, recruiting initiatives at out-of-state military bases and a streamlined screening and hiring process, the New Orleans Police Department’s efforts to boost its ranks haw shown only ...
Murders in N.O. rise sharply in July; 2016 total is highest July tally since 2012
With July 2016 setting new records as the hottest July in New Orleans in recent history, it should come as little surprise that last month was the deadliest month of ...
Recent court decisions fuel renewed push for restoring the Voting Rights Act
By Rebekah Barber Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – “What happened on July 29th is history, but the celebration is over. There are ongoing challenges we have to face.” So said attorney ...

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