Category: Politics

Government Program to Rebuild After Hurricane Katrina Shortchanged the Poor

For years, low-income residents of New Orleans have said the state’s Road Home program paid them less to rebuild their homes compared to wealthier residents. They were...

Saying “Sorry” leaves Dutch divided over The Netherlands Participation in Slavery

The Netherlands has apologised for its colonial past and the enslavement and exploration mandated by the Dutch state during the 17th-19th centuries. Dutch Prime Minister...

Cannabis Federal Laws and Penalties

MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory...

New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell says she will not Reimburse the City

“All expenses incurred doing business on behalf of the city of New Orleans will not be reimbursed to the city of New Orleans.” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell...

Queen Elizabeth’s death revives criticism of Britain’s Horrid Legacy of Colonialism

Critics are responding to “the relationship of the monarchy to systems of oppression, repression and forced extraction of labor, and particularly African labor,...

This Is America: Jackson, Mississippi Water Crisis a Failure Decades in the Making

Racist Policies, Underfunding Have Left Jackson’s Residents at Risk. The United States state of Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson, is facing an unprecedented water...

Petition filed with Secretary of State to recall New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell

A petition was filed Friday to recall New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell by a former city employee and former mayoral candidate. The two sponsors of the petition are...

Treasury Approves Plans to Support Underserved Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced an additional group of four state plans approved under the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) for up to $750...

What is the The Democratic Paradox?

On Jan. 6, 2021, a group of self-professed patriots stormed the U.S. Capitol, a building last raided by the British during the War of 1812. Some in the group were...

Bankers from 50 States Push Senate To Pass Marijuana Banking Reform

Banking associations representing all 50 states and one U.S. territory sent a letter to Senate leaders on Thursday, imploring them to include marijuana banking reform in...