New Orleans receives $800K to combat chronic homelessness

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer The City of New Orleans has in the last several years touted great success in decreasing its homeless population.

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Louisiana will ask feds to forgive debt for new levees

By Bob Marshall The Lens Louisiana soon will be asking the rest of the nation for some love. About $3.5 billion worth. That’s what Louisiana

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Housing advocates push for affordability study
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A new proposal to investigate how future real estate developments would impact the city’s level of affordable housing is dividing stakeholders, with members of the private building ...
Report: Racial disparity in drug arrests alarming
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Of all those arrested in New Orleans for felony marijuana possession, 94 percent are Black, despite making up about 60 percent of the total population. Of those ...
La. Senate race gets even more crowded with David Duke entrance
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer When this newspaper went to press, an unprecedented 22 candidates lined up to fill the open U.S. Senate seat of the retiring David Vitter. With ...
Entergy Louisiana's Ninemile 6 power plant in Westwego
Plans for Entergy’s New Orleans East plant scrutinized
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Entergy New Orleans hopes to build a $216 million, natural-gas fired power plant at Michoud for start-up by 2019. Neighbors, environmentalists and others question the need for ...
Making the music spin in New Orleans
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of The Louisiana Weekly’s series on famous local Black DJs. From the 7th Ward, like his DJ ...
FestiGals honors Leah Chase
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A legendary festival created to celebrate the achievements of women will devote a large part of its focus this year to African-American women, particularly the favorite ...
B.R. police got military gear through controversial Defense Depart. program
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – The street protests that have taken place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since the July 5 police shooting death of Alton Sterling ...
Reactions of Baton Rouge protestors, bystanders
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Two weeks after the shooting death of Baton Rouge resident Alton Sterling, protesters continue to descend on the city from across the country with many making charges ...

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