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Louisiana food stamp program threatened with shutdown

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana will end the food stamp program that helps almost one in five residents by January unless lawmakers add more money to next year's budget for the social services agency. The Department of Children and Family Services is set to take a cut of about $34 million. The Legislature adopted the budget, … Continue reading Louisiana food stamp program threatened with shutdown

More than half of the New Orleans renters are “rent-burdened

More than half of New Orleans residents are renters. Among those 181,400 people, according to a recent report from the National Equity Atlas, roughly 60 percent  are "rent-burdened," spending 30 percent or more of their income on housing. Women are disproportionately impacted by housing cost- 72 percent of women of color and 49 percent of … Continue reading More than half of the New Orleans renters are “rent-burdened

Black Excellence! Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Wins Grand Prix At Cannes —

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pFc6I0rgmgY?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Source: Earl Gibson III / Getty Spike Lee is back y’all! His newest film BlacKkKlansman, which is based on a true story about a Black police officer infiltrating the KKK in the 1970s, was recently awarded the Grand Prix–second place award–at the Cannes International Film Festival. The first-place prize–Palme d’Or–went to Japanese director Hirozaku … Continue reading Black Excellence! Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Wins Grand Prix At Cannes —

NoLa Chic thought’s on the school shootings after hearing that 10 Confirmed Dead, 10 Wounded: The Latest on the Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

Another deadly school shooting.. As a foster parent who cared for children with special mental and behavioral needs, I really believe it starts in the home. Not saying the parents/caregivers are the blame, but we know what is going on with the kid's 1st hand and out of embarrassment and/or fear that social services will … Continue reading NoLa Chic thought’s on the school shootings after hearing that 10 Confirmed Dead, 10 Wounded: The Latest on the Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

New Orleans service workers push for free health clinic

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restaurant and hotel employees in New Orleans are pushing for a free health clinic for workers in their industry. The workers are demanding that the city dedicate resources to create the full-service clinic for their industry, WDSU-TV reported . There are more than 88,000 people who work in the city’s restaurants, … Continue reading New Orleans service workers push for free health clinic

NORD holds additional camp registration dates for teens and youth

NORD holds additional camp registration dates for teens and youth. NORD will be hosting teen camp registration on May 8th and 9th at Milne from 5-8pm.  To schedule an appointment, click below.  Informational Flyer An additional Youth Summer Camp registration event will be held Thursday, May 10 at Milne Rec Center located at 5420 Franklin Ave. from 5-7pm.   … Continue reading NORD holds additional camp registration dates for teens and youth

LaToya Cantrell Takes Office As The First-Ever Female Mayor Of New Orleans

"There's only you and me and the work before us," LaToya Cantrell said to a gathered crowd during her swearing in ceremony. LaToya Cantrell made history in New Orleans on Monday, becoming the first woman and the first Black woman to be sworn in as mayor in the city’s 300-year history. “There’s only one way … Continue reading LaToya Cantrell Takes Office As The First-Ever Female Mayor Of New Orleans

These kids aren’t mine: My life as a self sacrificing Foster Mom Pt 2

After finding the courage to share the incident with my adopted daughter last night, I realized I'm finally at a place in my life where I feel comfortable to share my life as a foster mother. It helps that I'm not working as a foster parent, because there's so much one can disclose to people … Continue reading These kids aren’t mine: My life as a self sacrificing Foster Mom Pt 2

We need to care

We complain in the midst of other's suffering over the silliest things.  We worry about our status in life, while someone is happy to just be alive.  Some kinda way we escaped disaster, but there is someone living right in it.  Someone can't turn the lights on to see where their pain comes from.  Someone … Continue reading We need to care

Nola Son Bucket Drummer or A Son Who Needs To Be Saved

I was going through pictures and came across this one. I want this picture to be a shot taken from a Sprite commercial, capturing the young Nola son quenching his thirst after proudly showcasing his talent to a captivated crowd, but it's not what my mind envisions. Although, it captures Nola at it rawest, the … Continue reading Nola Son Bucket Drummer or A Son Who Needs To Be Saved

A Tired New Orleans 

Tired by Langston Hughes I am so tired of waiting, Aren't you, For the world to become good And beautiful and kind? Let us take a knife And cut the world in two- And see what worms are eating At the rind. This reminds me of my city.. if only they would take time to see … Continue reading A Tired New Orleans