From East New Orleans to the West Wing of the White House

Congressman Cedric Richmond to take prominent job in the Biden Administration

In a press conference Richmond held at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, Cedric Richmond, a son of New Orleans East reminisced about his younger days at Goretti playground as he discussed his plans to resign his position in Congress to take a position as Director of Public Engagement in the Administration of President-Elect Joe Biden .

Congressman Richmond’s path to the White House began in the Louisiana Legislature. 

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Resilient Corridors Initiative Grant Applications Open for Small Businesses Due December 14, 2020

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) launched a $350,000 pilot program to support businesses and commercial corridors within Strategic Neighborhood Development focus neighborhoods (Gentilly, Treme, Algiers, New Orleans East, Lower 9, Hollygrove and Gert Town). These communities have experienced decades of disinvestment, leaving surrounding businesses more vulnerable to economic and environmental disasters, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.  

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City of New Orleans Receives $500K Grant from National Coastal Resilience Fund for New Orleans East Landbridge Project

The City of New Orleans announced that it has received a $500,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s National Coastal Resilience Fund for the City’s New Orleans East Landbridge project.

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Mayor Cantrell joins NOLABA, Partners to announce $5M Philanthropic Investment from JPMorgan Chase through AdvancingCities Challenge

November 12, 2020. Through a major philanthropic investment from JPMorgan Chase, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), and YouthForce NOLA are proud to announce a $5 million commitment to help ensure the resiliency and success of New Orleans neighborhoods and those who call them home.

As one of seven winning cities selected by JPMorgan Chase for its AdvancingCities Challenge, New Orleans is making a historic investment into blue-green infrastructure, providing pathways to new career opportunities for residents and contract opportunities for local small businesses in the water economy. Continue reading “Mayor Cantrell joins NOLABA, Partners to announce $5M Philanthropic Investment from JPMorgan Chase through AdvancingCities Challenge”

New Orleans City Business | Local nonprofit to provide internships for college students of color

A local businessman is developing a nonprofit organization to secure multiyear internships for Black college students in the New Orleans area.

Perry Sholes, president of human resources firm Progressive HR Strategies, is launching the Corporate Internship Leadership Institute. The goal, Sholes said, is that these internships will turn into permanent employment opportunities for the students after college and in turn decrease underemployment rates for students of color. Read more.