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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

Real life Ratatouille cartoon movie scene captured in a NOLA French Quarters restaurant

First of all I am terrified of mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils and all rodents and I'm creeped out typing about this. I can't look at any of the pics or videos, I had my niece download the pics to add on here. I'm sorry, but this is one area NOLA Chic hates to even speak … Continue reading Real life Ratatouille cartoon movie scene captured in a NOLA French Quarters restaurant

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 —

First class for Mississippi school after desegregation deal

I can not believe that segregation still exists in our country, but the fact that it does really worries me about the state of our nation.. CLEVELAND, Miss. — A small Mississippi Delta town whose rival high schools were combined last year under a desegregation settlement has held its first graduation ceremony. No longer Trojans … Continue reading First class for Mississippi school after desegregation deal

WWOZ a hostile workplace for black women, current and former employees claim

   https://youtu.be/2hJ-v6ydmfI By Chelsea Brasted cbrasted@nola.com, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A former WWOZ employee has filed a discrimination claim against the nonprofit radio station, saying her supervisor created a hostile work environment where she was repeatedly called "black woman" instead of her name and then faced retaliation from management when she complained, according to documents filed with public … Continue reading WWOZ a hostile workplace for black women, current and former employees claim

Cannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick

CANNES, France (AP) — Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. Houston’s longtime assistant Mary Jones tells filmmaker Kevin Macdonald that the late singer told her that Warwick, the sister of Dionne Warwick, … Continue reading Cannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick

Allegations of sexual harassment at New Orleans jail

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Allegations of sexual harassment at the long-troubled New Orleans jail are being aired in a joint investigation by two New Orleans media outlets. WWL-TV and The New Orleans Advocate , in stories aired and published Tuesday and Wednesday, reported that the allegations come from six current and former employees of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s … Continue reading Allegations of sexual harassment at New Orleans jail

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

Music mural displayed for 1st time since Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS — A mural that covered the wall of a pioneering New Orleans bar is back on display for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. The 29-foot-long (9-meter-long) painting, which caricatures more than 60 musical celebrities of the 1940s, once covered a wall at Dixie’s Bar of Music , an early haven for gay […] … Continue reading Music mural displayed for 1st time since Hurricane Katrina

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

Louisiana to get $1.2 billion in federal flood-control funds; these long-stalled projects could benefit

BY BRYN STOLE | BSTOLE@THEADVOCATE.COM APR 5, 2018 - 6:23 PM Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Aerial of the Comite Diversion Canal. Looking west. Mississippi River at top. Bryn Stole WASHINGTON — The federal government will be sending more than $1.2 billion in grant money to pay for flood-control and prevention projects in the … Continue reading Louisiana to get $1.2 billion in federal flood-control funds; these long-stalled projects could benefit

Tom Benson, owner of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, dies at 90

Tom Benson, who rose from modest beginnings in New Orleans' 7th Ward to become the owner of a billion-dollar championship sports empire, died Thursday. The owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, Benson was 90. Although increasingly frail, Benson had continued to attend his teams’ games, including the Saints' epic charge into the 2017 … Continue reading Tom Benson, owner of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, dies at 90