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NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE

 

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U.S Rep. Cedric Richmond Introduces Comprehensive Affordable Housing Bill

On Tuesday (Dec. 11), U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, a bill originally introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. r Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). This bill will reduce rent costs and provide greater access to home ownership through first-time homebuyer payment assistance. “Having a home is one of

NAACP Poll Reveals How Black Voters Cast their Ballots

NNPA Newswire Staff Report With voter fraud and voter suppression the talk of the midterms, the Advancement Project at the NAACP national office joined with the African American Research Collaborative to provide the first comprehensive analysis of how Black voters voted this cycle and why. Released in November, the poll of mid-term voters, conducted by

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: Paul Pastorek Will Bring a New Disaster to Puerto Rico

Apparently the Department of Education in Puerto Rico did not get the memo. You know, the one that makes it clear that the so-called education reform that took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the one led by Paul Pastorek, failed. They obviously don’t know or understand the harm that has been done to

MAYOR CANTRELL CALLS HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY PROPOSAL FOR NEW TAX “INADEQUATE”

Shortly after local hospitality industry leaders held a press conference today (Thursday, Dec. 6) to tout a proposal to seek legislative approval of a new .55 percent hospitality tax that would go to the city of New Orleans to address infrastructure needs, Mayor LaToya Cantrell released a statement, calling the plan “inadequate.” “I’m happy to

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