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JULY 2017 ISSUE

 

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NAACP College and Youth Members to Rally In Front of NFL Headquarters Today

From a press release BALTIMORE (August 23, 2017) – In a letter mailed today, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization  is requesting a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss the issue of First Amendment rights and free speech issues surrounding players, including former San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In the letter sent to NFL

Local Activists Rally for Removal of All Racists Symbols, Statues

By Morgan Lawrence Hundreds of peaceful protesters marched in the 90 degree heat from Congo Square to Jackson Square on Saturday afternoon (August 19). Crowds passionately chanted “We can’t get no satisfaction til we take down Andrew Jackson!” French Quarter bystanders watched the array of races march in unity for Heather Heyer, the woman killed

City and S&WB Announce More Drainage Pump Repairs

From a press release Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of Sewerage and Water Board’s (S&WB) power generation and drainage systems in New Orleans as well as an update on catch basin repairs and assistance delivered to over 500 residents at the flood resource center held last week. Since the August 5

“Solidarity with Charlottesville” Rally & March in Congo Square This Saturday

By Morgan Lawrence Take ‘Em Down NOLA, the community organization that pushed for the removal of four confederate monuments in New Orleans, and members of New Orleans Peoples Assembly organization addressed the press today (Thursday, Aug. 17) at the steps of City Hall, to draw attention to growing the White supremacy movement as reflected by
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