Category: Social Action

School superintendent wants to keep the ’35’ but drop the ‘McDonogh,’ replace Ben Franklin with Katherine Johnson

By Domonique Tolliver, Gentilly Messenger School Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. has proposed new names for school buildings named after slave owners and segregationists across New Orleans, including two Gentilly high schools named for slave owners. Lewis’ recommendations were submitted to...

Mayor LaToya Cantrell speaks for Healthy Hospitality Initiative

City launches affordable health care initiative for hospitality workers

Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC), in partnership with 504HealthNet, have launched a program to provide New Orleans hospitality workers access to high-quality, affordable health care. The new Healthy Hospitality Initiative debuted on Tuesday, August...