Two fast-food workers and a labor organizer were arrested during a protest demanding a $15 minimum wage Thursday afternoon at the Burger King on South Claiborne Avenue at Carrollton, organizers said.
After nearly two years of opposition by neighbors and repeated rejections from city officials, the demolition of a century-old home on General Pershing just off Magazine Street was approved Thursday by the New Orleans City Council.
African-American organizations and others are holding dialogues across America to bring home the lessons from Ferguson as a basis for creating change in their communities. Former Mayor Marc Morial, national president of the Urban League, is in the forefront of this movement through his weekly column which appears in newspapers and e-letters around the country and local action through the Urban League chapters.
Come to Freret Market for Free Live Music. Original Art. Great Food. Tailgating? Yes, Tailgating!
The busy intersection of South Claiborne and South Carrollton avenues will be reduced to one traffic lane in several directions starting at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 3) for repairs to a leaking water main, authorities said.
Music Under The Oaks is a free fall concert series taking place on four Friday nights in Audobon Park. The concert series is presented by Bellwether Technology, staged in partnership with the Loyola College of Music + Fine Arts and WWNO, in order to celebrate the new Audubon Conservancy.
The Advanced Auto Parts store on South Claiborne Avenue was robbed at gunpoint again Saturday afternoon for the second time in as many weeks, New Orleans police said.
Young Aspirations/Young Artists Inc. is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 3, for the new YAYA Arts Center that will open on LaSalle Street in June 2015.
As New Orleans continues to recover from the devastation that followed Hurricane Katrina nine years ago, the city should pass a law preventing any schools or daycare centers from being built on top of toxic soil — including the proposed rebuilding of the Booker T. Washington High School over the old Silver City dump site in Central City, retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore and local allies said Saturday morning.
“We’re the oldest city in this part of the country, and we ought to be the first to make a stand,” Honore said. “We’re not going to put a school on a dump.”