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An Open Letter to the New Orleans City Council: 99 Problems, Airbnb Ain’t One

Dear City Council Members: On Oct. 6, you are expected to vote on an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals—one that would effectively ban whole home rentals such as those that are traded through online marketplaces like As the city of New Orleans seeks to strengthen these ordinances, the worst possible scenario would be any

HousingNOLA Releases First Report Card    

HousingNOLA will release its first Report Card on the state of housing in the city on at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep, 2301 Marengo St. The evening will include a roundtable discussion with community members, guests and city officials will follow. HousingNOLA is the city’s community-led housing plan that aims

RTA Service Changes Start Oct. 2

Starting Sunday, Oct. 2, the Regional Transit Authority is enhancing bus and streetcar services, including opening the North Rampart/St. Claude Streetcar line. These enhancements will increase service reliability, and provide more frequent service on many routes for riders. Rider Alerts detailing the service enhancements are available at In addition to the Rampart/St. Claude Streetcar,

A New Orleans Tribune Editorial: What Do We Really Have to Lose?

When Republican presidential Donald Trump nominee made his disconcertingly awkward appeal presumably to Black voters last month with the rhetorical “What do you have to lose?”, he was clobbered by Black political pundits and Black folk in general for what was seen by many as a disingenuous pitch not even directed toward Black people at
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