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New Orleans to conduct DBE disparity study

By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer “We have been asleep at the wheel, in our community, for twenty something years,” Ernest Stalbert of The Collaborative stated

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As coastal money flows to parishes, advocates keep wary watch on spending

By Bob Marshall The Lens As Louisiana coastal advocates lobbied Congress to have shares of BP fines and offshore mineral royalties dedicated to the state’s

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President Barack Obama walks with a family to our their flood-damaged home in the Castle Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 23, 2016.
Feds and the state offer relief for flooded homes
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer More than 100,000 homes were damaged or destroyed after an inland tropical depression entered Louisiana on August 12 from the east. The state is relying on ...
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) has announced the first of three ...
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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 as likely as their white counterparts to ...
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 ...
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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 ...

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