Category: Social Action

Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman celebrates ‘pink tax’ exemption (sponsored)

Freeman’s Law Ending State Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products and Diapers Effective Today. A new law to end the so-called “pink tax” authored by state Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman, D-New Orleans, became effective Friday (July 1). It provides for a state...

Local organizations collaborate to promote minority contractors assisting in Hurricane Ida recovery (sponsored)

  Propeller, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, ThriveNOLA, New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) and The Collaborative have compiled a working list of local BIPOC (Black, indigenous, people of color) contractors in response to recovery needs post-Hurricane Ida. The...

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...