Category Archives: City of New Orleans

Louisiana’s Statewide School Takeover Was Post-Katrina Disaster


(APN) NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana advanced a statewide takeover of the Orleans Parish School District that has been a catastrophe of public policy, harming students, parents, voters, and communities.   Education advocates in New Orleans like Karran Harper Royal are distraught to learn that Georgia voters are facing a statewide referendum this November […]

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Affordable Housing Impact Statements Introduced in New Orleans


(APN) ATLANTA — A progressive policy trend appears to have started in Atlanta.  The City of New Orleans, Louisiana, will consider following in Atlanta’s footsteps in adopting Affordable Housing Impact Statements as a policy tool to help the metropolitan area grapple with its affordable housing crisis, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett (District D) […]

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Ten Years After Katrina, Atlanta Organizers Team Up With Gulf South Rising

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(APN) NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Louisiana, organizers from Atlanta traveled there to participate in a week of action, from August 23 to 30, 2015, under the banner of Gulf South Rising.  Atlanta Progressive News traveled to New Orleans to observe first-hand.   Gulf South Rising is an initiative launched earlier this year […]

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