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New Orleans East continues to rebuild a week after tornado

New Orleans East continues to rebuild a week after tornado

Starlight Williams

February 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, City, Photography, State, Worldview

Updated: Feb 14, 2017 From local high schools to churches, the New Orleans community has come together to help the people affected by the tornadoes that struck New Orleans East and surrounding southeast Louisiana area last Tuesday. While less than 40 people were injured during the storm, Mayo...

Activists to host ‘Black liberation in the Time of Trump’ panel

Activists to host ‘Black liberation in the Time of Trump’ panel

Osama Ayyad

February 9, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

European Dissent, people of European ancestry organizing to end racism, will gather for discussion of movements like Black Lives Matter. European Dissent is part of a multi-racial movement, and they meet once a month and hold regular public events on social equality. The event’s Facebook page,...

Congress seeks to defund Planned Parenthood

Congress seeks to defund Planned Parenthood

John Casey

February 9, 2017


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

Over the next few months, the United States Congress aims to eliminate Planned Parenthood federal funding, causing the current form of the organization to lose 40 percent of its budget. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst introduced a bill on Jan. 31 that called for eliminating federal funding for Planned Paren...

Bayou Bridge hearing disrupted by protest

Bayou Bridge hearing disrupted by protest

Nick Reimann

February 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

Some speakers had trouble making it more than a couple of seconds without heckling as protesters showed up in full force for the second public hearing for the Bayou Bridge pipeline in Napoleonville. The hearing for the proposed 163-mile long pipeline, which operator Energy Transfer seeks to construct...

Environmental activist, filmmaker to present at Loyola

Environmental activist, filmmaker to present at Loyola

Natalie Hatton

February 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Josh Fox will host a screening of his work focusing on environmental and social justice. Fox said he recognizes New Orleans as a site of environmental injustice, because the city is in danger of a drastic change in the coming years, as a result...

Opinion: Identity politics destroy democracy

Opinion: Identity politics destroy democracy

February 8, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Politics

The most profound result of the 2016 presidential and congressional elections is, without question, the utter failure of identity politics. The focus on shared identity as a political tactic has proven to be unsuccessful and more recently, quite devastating for certain groups. Consider the current politica...

New Orleans East comes together following devastation

New Orleans East comes together following devastation

Osama Ayyad and Marisabel Rodriguiez

February 8, 2017


Filed under City, Photography, Showcase, State, Worldview

Tuesday morning, Jordan Clayton, an equipment operator for Hayward Baker Construction Company, was building drainage infrastructures on Florida Avenue in the 9th Ward. He said he and most of his coworkers received a tornado warning and promptly ignored it. Not much later, the owner of Parc D’O...

Commuters are watching out for new traffic cameras

Commuters are watching out for new traffic cameras

Tristan Emmons

February 5, 2017


Filed under City, State, Worldview

New Orleans installed 55 new safety traffic cameras in school zones and neighborhoods in response to locals request, according to the Department of Public Works. The Traffic Camera Safety Program will “deter red light violations, reduce speeding violations, increase traffic situational awareness and reduce...

Community rallies together in support of those affected by travel ban

Community rallies together in support of those affected by travel ban

Jessica Molina and Starlight Williams

February 4, 2017


Filed under City, National, News, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

When President Donald Trump released an executive order banning citizens of several Muslim- majority countries from entering the U.S., Mariarenee Contreras was afraid. Not for herself, but for her best friend, whose religion may have an impact on how she exists in the U.S. As a result, Contreras,...

Opinion: What to learn from a student at the Women’s March in Washington

Opinion: What to learn from a student at the Women’s March in Washington

February 2, 2017


Filed under National, Op/Ed, Opinions, Politics

The Women’s March on Washington was an unprecedented mobilization of marginalized power. Roughly 500,000 people marched through Washington in solidarity, celebrating equality and speaking out against injustice. Although women must submit to implicit and explicit forms of oppression every day, that...

Loyola’s Institute for Ministry partners with Eden House director to talk human trafficking

Loyola’s Institute for Ministry partners with Eden House director to talk human trafficking

February 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

The executive director of Eden House New Orleans will discuss human trafficking, victimhood and gender-based violence live online. Director Susanne Dietzel, an expert on the subjects, said she will specifically be discussing the different types and definitions of human trafficking, as well as detail...

Locals stand against Trump’s immigration and travel ban

Locals stand against Trump’s immigration and travel ban

Osama Ayyad

January 31, 2017


Filed under City, National, Politics, Showcase, State, Worldview

Mummi Ibrahim, who has lived legally in the United States for more than 20 years, practices law, pays taxes and is a contributing member of her community, is now one of the millions of people targeted by President Donald Trump's executive order he issued Friday. Because she was born in Sudan, her...

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