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  • DSNAP locations open Monday, Aug. 22, for first phase

    DSNAP locations open Monday, Aug. 22, for first phase

    The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced the first of three phases of the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for residents to finalize applications for DSNAP benefits. DSNAP, formerly called Disaster Food Stamps, provides food assistance to eligible households who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and who need help buying groceries […]

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  • Award-winning journalist, Black Press mentor George Curry dead at 69

    ​ By Hazel Trice Edney   (TriceEdneyWire) – Pioneering Civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the reputed dean of Black press columnists because of his riveting weekly commentary in Black newspapers across the country, died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was 69.  Rumors of his death circulated heavily […]

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  • Resources offer hotel, motel assistance for flood victims

    ​FEMA May Provide Help with Hotels, Motels for Louisiana Disaster Survivors Unable to Live at Home Survivors of the South Louisiana floods may be able to receive assistance to stay in a hotel or motel if they are unable to return home as a result of Louisiana’s recent severe storms and flooding. Here’s some information […]

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  • Special needs shelter opens for flood victims

    ​A Medical Special Needs Shelter is open at the LSU Fieldhouse. The Medical Special Needs Shelter does not provide emergency services, but is instead a shelter for those who have chronic medical conditions and particular special needs that cannot be accommodated in a general-population shelter. The Medical Special Needs Shelter will not be available to the general public, […]

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