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,

Continue Reading »

More Local


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

Continue Reading »

Local Archives

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 ...
Job training now required for thousands of La. food stamp recipients
A major change in the state’s food stamp program took effect July 1: Food stamp recipients who are not disabled, employed or in school are now required by the state ...
Report shines light on pricey meals at Criminal Court
If you’ve ever served on a jury, you’ve most likely been treated to lunch. Sometimes it’s sandwiches, other times burgers. But a FOX 8 investigation into court records at Orleans ...
State attorney general and sheriff defy mayor to bring down murder rate
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer It was notable that neither NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison nor Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at the July 1 press conference seeking to pool metro and state police ...
Legislative session bright spot: Re-entry program that stops recidivism
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer For all the talk of the deficit, and all the budgetary machinations, likely the Legislation with the most long-term impact has been Orleans Criminal District Court ...
Famed photographer’s archive is donated to the Historic New Orleans Collection
The photographic treasures of Harold Baquet, whose work spans three decades and captured the flavor and culture of Black New Orleans and chronicled important events in the history of Black ...

« Previous PageNext Page »